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Testosterone patches

phoofy

Total Posts: 1
Joined: August 11, 2012

Has anyone had any success with the use of testosterone patches prior to stimulation? I'm using them with my next round of icsi and the Colorado protocol. Any success stories?

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Posted on August 11, 2012 at 2:28 PM

nzjenn

Total Posts: 7
Joined: September 19, 2012

Re: Testosterone patches

I've not tried them myself but heard VERY good things about them from my specialist and a trial in Australia has shown some very promising results. Good luck :o)

Posted on November 22, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Cristina

Total Posts: 21
Joined: September 10, 2015

Re: Testosterone patches

Testosterone, an essential precursor of oestrogen in women, is made in the ovaries and adrenal glands & its release from there, largely responsible for driving female libido. There is a little scientific backup that says the pre-treatment with transdermal testosterone may improve the ovarian sensitivity to FSH and follicular response to gonadotropin treatment in previous low-responder IVF patients.

I think, the best way is to stick to your medical advice as long as you trust them. I am sure you had a check with your testosterone levels before stimulation. Too much testosterone destroys egg quality and suppresses ovaries, so you should at least have a check before the stimulation.

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 11:28 PM

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