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androgel vs testosterone injection

A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
T gel vs injection: Both effective, injection more reliable but gel can be applied daily.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Obviously injection: but they all are quite oily and all get in. They ALL are far more than the body makes so, they all have effects. This includes growth of the tissue th ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
52 years experience Urology
Depends: That depends if your last pack had 25 mg testosterone or 50mg or one that delivers 12.5mg per actuation. It is best to check with the doctor who presc ... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Cheaper with price!: Testosterone levels flucuate wildly after im injection. They are supraphysiologically elevated after injection, and below normal at the time for re-in ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
27 years experience Urology
I like androgel: If you read the product inserts the best levels are with androgel. There are no head to head studies that are good.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Neither: Androgel & Androderm (along w/axiron, fortesta, striant & testim) are just different forms of testosterone. None are better for everyone. It all depen ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Equally effective: Both are equally effective in supplementing testosterone in hypogonadal men and are approved by the fda for such. It's a matter of personal preference ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
29 years experience Urology
T REPL.: There are risks and benefits of all medical therapies. The untreated 0800 total and free t results will help guide you through the decision. If the t ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
It depends: Entirely upon your insurance plan. Check w/your pharmacy and ask about co-pay cards and other plans as well.
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Similar: They both raise the levels I like the gels safer and better if you have a reaction to med
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Poling
16 years experience Pharmacology
Testosterone: It depends on your level from blood work. Usually the dose is 200mg/ml. So 1 ml in the muscle once per week. Only your dr. Can determine this.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Viswanath Chinta
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Safer Med: Gel is safer compared to injection. But if you are looking for more effective one, it will be injection.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Transdermal: Enzyme that converts testosterone into Dht (too much is associated w/hair loss & enlarged prostate) is found in hair follicles. Typical branded topica ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Binny Koshy
23 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Testosterone : There are multiple side effects including high hemoglobin, liver enzymes, ? Prostate ca and more.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: If you really have a low testosterone. First consult a real doctor to find out if your testosterone is really low and why!
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Moot point in US: Testoderm is no longer available in the us. Besides androderm, options include androgel, axiron, fortesta, striant, testim, testopel & injectable test ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Large ones: Usually the 20-21 gauge needles are needed due to the thickness of the testosterone solution. It can be given in smaller needles but more difficult t ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Yes: Use of exogenous testosterone can, by way of a feedback mechanism, cause atrophy of the testicles and reduction in testicular function.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Low testosterone: There are creams, gels, patches, and monthly shots to replace testosterone. They all work equally well. It is just a matter of your personal preferenc ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Neither. : For your age, try clomiphene.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Clomid (clomiphene) is: not testosterone, it only stimulates your body to produce more testosterone if your testes are capable of it. Both are safe in most men, even with "he ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Equally effective: Both products are equally effective in supplementing hypogonadal men. Unfortunately, i don't believe testoderm is available in us anymore. Other optio ... Read More
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