Hey Doc, I just wanted to share my opinion on Propecia. I was noticing some recession of my hairline & got it checked by mt Derm. He told me it’s just my maturing/adult hairline forming. But I panicked & asked for a 1 month Propecia Prescription. I’ve taken it for only 2 days & have noticed a low volume in sperm when I masturbate; almost liquid/watery. Much less thickness then before. What I’m going to do is get my Hormone Levels check in a week since that might be enough for Propecia to exit my body. Could it be that I might not need Propecia if my DHT levels come back normal. And the low volume could have been a sign saying there’s no need to decrease your DHT levels since you have normal DHT levels. Again I’ll wait and see what happens.
The last thing I would like to state is that I think at least a good 70-80% might notice low volume when it comes to the sperm. Now this could just be a common side effect of your body getting used to Propecia, and will return to normal within a few weeks- hence the only 2% notice sexual side effects of a period of years when it comes to the trials. So basically I think the low volume when it comes to the Semen could be just like Shedding or mild headache from something like Rogaine which a lot of people experience while using Rogaine & then it goes away. So maybe the Low volume in Semen could be the same- first few weeks it could be low & then return to normal after the body gets used to it.
The thing is if this is true and Merk knows it, then they should state it clearly: That most men taking Propecia will notice a low count in the volume of semen in the first few weeks but then it will subside and return to normal. I think this very much is true, but Merk might be scared to state this clearly as it will scare of customers from hearing about low volume in semen in the first few weeks. Again I would love your insight on this, as I believe it is true. I’m not saying Propecia has a long time effect on Semen Volume, but it could have a short time? maybe a few weeks as the body is getting adjusted to the levels. Again Merk should state this as it could also put rest to all the stories of side effects ruining peoples life.
Thank You & I hope you take your time reading this
One of the side effects of Propecia involves the volume and/or viscosity of the semen, but I would be surprised if it would occur in just 2 days. This has nothing to do with the sperm count per unit volume of semen or one’s erection or libido.
The mature hairline evolution may not be impacted by finasteride, but I really am not sure on this statement.