Tuesday, September 1, 2009
When entering the world of male infertility you have to be prepared for the unexpected.
For example, did you know that Clomid is a drug that can be taken by both female and male infertility patients?
In the months leading up to and after my varicocele surgery, my urologist put me on a drug called Arimidex. It most often is used as a hormonal treatment for post-menopausal women but it is also used in the treatment of breast cancer.
So how does this relate to male infertilty? In short? I have no clue. It relates to a balancing of hormones for sure, but like I said, I'm no doctor and am not about to pretend that I am.
When I first got the prescription and was reading through all of the literature that came with it, I'll admit, I was confused. Nowhere in the information did it say anything about male fertility. In fact, I was so sure that there must have been some kind of mix up, I emailed my urologist to be sure I got the right thing.
He assured me I did. And no, I wouldn't grow boobs. Dammit!
You know, kind of like this, every guy's fantasy...