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Hello, I understand testosterone has a role in spermatogenesis.

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Hello, I understand testosterone has a role in spermatogenesis. Does this mean the steroid treatment I took at 14 when I was in beginning of puberty contributed to my first spermatogenesis?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  911DOC replied 4 years ago.
what was the steroid treatment and what was it for?

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

It was oxandrolone 2.5mg daily, for 3 months.


It was given to boost height....but now im concerned it did more than just increase height

Expert:  911DOC replied 4 years ago.

What are you concerned about? That it somehow damaged your sperm? If this is the case you can stop worrying about that. Sperm have a defined life cycle and it's short, so even if the oxandrolone somehow affected spermatogenesis at the time you took it the sperm that would have been affected are long gone.


There is no mention of this drug affecting the reproductive system.

I do not think you need to worry any further about this.



Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Not concerned about damage.


Testosterone is known to help spermatogenesis, and oxandrolone is a derivative of test.


So did my oxandrolone aid spermatogenesis when i was 14?

Expert:  911DOC replied 4 years ago.

that's an impossible question to answer except to say that it had SOME effect. I'm still not sure what you are concerned about or what you are asking specifically.

could you be more specific?


Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Ok. I want to know about testosterone drug dosages and how much it equates to in terms of blood in testosterone.


So suppose i took 40mg testosterone undeacanoate, how much would this be interpreted into in terms of testosterone in blood ng/dl ?