I’m a 24 year old male. I’ve been using Propecia for about 40 days and just started getting testicular pain. Everything functions as normal, but I have pains and my libido seems down about 30%, although it could just be from the pain. I can deal with some libido loss as I really want to keep my hair. It’s unlikely to be caused by anything else. Will symptoms likely fade and how long should I wait before discontinuing treatment? Also, I take the generic, Finpecia 1mg.

Testicular pain can be a serious medical emergency. Before dismissing it on a side effect of a medication please contact your doctor or get yourself to the nearest emergency department. This is not a place to get a diagnosis for your testicular pain issue or self treat a potentially serious medical issue.

In the last 10+ years I remember only two of my patients who had testicular discomfort (not pain) reported as a possible side effect from Propecia, and both of them found that their symptom was gone (best of my memory) in less than a month.

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