Dear Doctor Rassman,
Firstly I love your blog. I just read your article regarding the potential affect of Propecia on sperm counts. Myself and my wife are trying for a baby and I want to give myself the best chance possible of conceiving. How long after people who stopped using Propecia see there sperm counts raise, as I am considering stopping the drug during the crucial ovulation period
There was a study conducted at an infertility clinic (on men with severely low sperm counts to begin with) that I think you’re referencing — Study – Sperm Count and Finasteride.
As it seems that you’ve had a sperm count done, I would expect that an improvement in sperm count should occur within a month after stopping Propecia. I am curious as to how low your sperm count was or what your physician suggested. Most men on Propecia can conceive a baby, but some men have a reduction of total sperm volume even though the sperm count per unit volume remains normal.