I am 27 year old Male. I have diffuse thinning of hairs. There is no bald spot yet and i can hide my thinning with thickening shampoo. But thinning became quite visible when my hairs are wet or oily. I have been using 2% Rogain for past 2 years and it helped in hair loss. But thinning continues.I want to move on to Propecia but recently i read about articles of its effect on semen. I will be getting married in a year and want to have kids in near future. Will it be advisable to start Propecia? Is any of your patients became father even on Propecia ? Any advise will be helpful. Thanks
There have been questions raised on the relationship between low sperm counts or fertility issues and the use of Propecia (finasteride 1mg). While there is no clear evidence that there is a direct relationship, there are reports you may find on the Internet that may justify such concern. The best advice is to speak with your doctor about your concern before starting any medication and consider your risks and benefits.One thought is to have your sperm count and your fertility tested before you start the medication. This is what is often missing in all the case reports. I do not know of any of my patients with this issue and I’ve known many patients (on Propecia) who married and had children.