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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi ive been off steriods now for 4 months and am trying to get my wife pregnant again, my semen seems to look thin and clear in parts, how long does it normally take to get semen back to normal levels ?
Doctor :   hello
User :   hi
Doctor :   may i know your age please ?
User :   32
Doctor :   for how long were you on steroids and what were you taking them for ?
User :   on and off for last 2 years, on for half the time, for body building
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did you get your sperm analysis done ?
User :   i did a home kit, it said i was infertile 4 months ago
Doctor :   let me explain to you what happens ..When a male takes steroids, the pituitary gland detects the sudden high quantity of anabolic steroids and sends chemical
signals to shut down testosterone production in the testes. The
longer a person takes anabolic steroids, the longer the testes remain inactive
Doctor :   do you consume alcohol ?
User :   on weekends yes
Doctor :   smoke?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok well so since 4 months you have not touched steroids at all ?
User :   not at all , i took hcg and proviron for 3 weeks at end of cycle
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well 4 months i a good duration for the sperm count to recover
Doctor :   but to be completely sure a test is a must
Doctor :   i will recommend one in the lab than the home kit
User :   ok thanks, last time it took us 6 months from when i stopped taking steriods, im just worried that ive damaged my self permanently. my semen looks clear in places and not as thick as a few months ago
Doctor :   that variations in looks does not matter
Doctor :   just make sure YOU SAY A NO TO THEM
User :   ok thanks i think i will wait 3 more months, we are using a fertility kit so if no joy i will go and get tested, thankyou
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   have a wonderful year
Doctor :   good bye
User :   thanks goodbye
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