does steroid use cause permanent fertility issues?
my bf just recently confessed that he used to use steroids. he does not anymore. he is seeing a urologist because he has been having erectile dysfunction (which they think is brought on my using steroids). he can not keep hard all the time. my bf is in his late 20′s and we want to have babies soon. is the erectile dysfunction (keeping hard) a permanent side effect? will it affect his fertility permanently if he has stopped using? if it is temporary how long does it take for everything to go back to normal?
He have erectile dysfunction because of his lack of education with steroids. After each steroids cycle, the user need to do what’s called a PCT (post cycle therapy) it’s a must do, it restore your natural testosterone and help you keep most of your muscle gain. Without it, it’s obvious that he will have some problem with keeping it hard. When a cycle is done properly, something like that never happen. Actually that’s the other way around.
No this won’t affect his fertility permanently! The sperm production is affected during cycles (and again with knowledge of use you can limit that) but the production is even better after the PCT. The good news is that even if he didn’t do PCT (like I’m sure he didn’t) his body will restore all that, but without the PCT it take way more time and you can have some dysfunction. Even if he didn’t use steroids, but maybe more abused them, everything will go back to normal. Side effects from steroids are reversible with an adult male, not with teens or women.
My only advice is for you guys is to talk to your doctor about PCT. Your BF can use Clomid and Gonanotropin to make sure his testicle get back into work. It will help also with the erectile dysfunction. He can also use legal supplement like Tribulus, this can only be beneficial for him.
on: 24th May 12