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A 21-year-old male asked:

If the doctor prescribe testosterone propionate for trt shouldn't he check your testosterone levels to know if the dosage is too much or not?

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Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Yes: Most doctors do check a blood level to find out if the dose is correct. The timing may differ. Usually 2-3 months after starting the medication or changing the dose. When it is stable, they may check the blood level every 6-12 months.
Dr. Elvia Greathouse
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Your doctor should not only check both your free and total testosterone levels, but should also check your estradiol levels as well. Testosterone levels (once stable) should be checked at least every 6 months.
Feb 1, 2015

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