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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Binny Koshy
23 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Testosterone : Androgel and monitor labs as recommended.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Depends: Testosterone replacement for men can help with fatigue, energy, muscle mass, memory and focus as well as depression. It can come as gels, creams, inj ... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience in Urology
Testosterone: Most administer every two weeks. Injections of testosterone provide the least physiologic blood levels of all dosing methods following administratio ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Elza
11 years experience in Dentistry
Testosterone Effects: The ester will determine half life but feeling/seeing effects really depends on other hormones and enzymes interacting on the testosterone. Assume 2-3 ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience in 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 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Viswanath Chinta
13 years experience in Internal Medicine
Safer Med: Gel is safer compared to injection. But if you are looking for more effective one, it will be injection.
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience in Holistic Medicine
T gel vs injection: Both effective, injection more reliable but gel can be applied daily.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
29 years experience in 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shira Miller
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Neither. : For your age, try clomiphene.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in 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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabor Racz
22 years experience in Anesthesiology
Not much: Similar action.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle DeHoratius
18 years experience in Dermatology
Depends: There are different injection types. Intralesional which is a small amount in the surface of the skin or intramuscular which is within the muscle. Th ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Binny Koshy
23 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Testosterone : There are multiple side effects including high hemoglobin, liver enzymes, ? Prostate ca and more.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience in 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 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Testosterone: Safer! They are both testosterone. They have the same lists of side effects.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ng
30 years experience in 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 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Low T: Injections are easier and far less expensive.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Shots: Vitamin B12 is more effective and more sure to deliver the vitamin to the body.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in 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 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Reversal agent?: Haven't heard of any reversal agent for an intramuscular or intradermal injection of a corticosteroid medication like kenalog (triamcinolone). One's p ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
Similar: They are very similar (as are all opioids). Obviously a transdermal product (fentanyl patch) is much easier to use than having to inject something iv ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in 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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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Each title: Describes the difference
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
18 years experience in Dermatology
Potent Steroid Best: The evidence of topical testosterone being useful in the treatment of lichen sclerosis is weak. Most studies demonstrate better control with the poten ... Read More
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