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    kayla99
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    hypopituitarism and fertility

    My husband and I are going to start trying in the very near future. He has hypopituitarism as a result of a car accident years ago, and is unable to produce FSH and LH naturally, and therefore no testosterone/sperm. (We had his sperm count done and it was zero) Our endo started him on Clomid 2 months ago to see if it would stim the production of these hormones, but it did nothing. She said the next step would be for him to receive injections a few times per week, to stim the testes directly. Does anyone know anything about these? I.e. what they are, how they work, how effective they are? Any advice would be much appreciated.


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    Hi kayla,

    I would like to know how is going with the treatment. My partner has something similar
    to your husband but our doc told us that the treatment can last 1-2 years before he can get back to normal.
    Since this doctor is not a specialist in the field, I would like to know if your endo has also told you the same.
    If you could give us any advice or info, it will be very much appreciated. We cannot find much info about it.


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    Pollon-
    The treatments so far are (knock on wood) going very well. I give him an injection of a medication called Novarel intramuscularly 3 times a week. It has brought up his testosterone ratio, which is crucial for sperm production. We were told this is step 1. (We see a reproductive endocrinologist who specializes in infertility.) Our next appt is this Wednesday, and she will most likely be adding the second injection, which stimulates the actual sperm production. (step 2) She had told us that it could be as early as 6 months from the initial start of treatment..that's what we're hoping for. We're cautiously optimistic...1-2 years, God, I hope not!!!!..are you just seeing a regular endocrinologist?.. it is frustrating because there just ISN"T much information on this out there..it surprised me that my many internet searches really came up with nothing..
    Hope this is helpful..and good luck to us both!!
    Kayla


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