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A 29-year-old member asked:

Can a man take an estrogen blocker to increase slightly low t levels, or is testosterone the only true way to raise levels?do some men take only that?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Only testosterone: Man should stay with testosterone at this point if really needed, majority of men make enough testosterone to function.
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Yes, no, yes: There are many ways to increase testosterone if it's proven necessary. It's our job to understand your specific needs and thus develop a regimen that works for you. Testosterone supplementation can render you infertile so if you want more kids, i wouldn't recommend it. In someone w/higher estrogens, an aromatase inhibitor is a consideration but only after you review risk vs benefit w/your provider.
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Last updated Sep 1, 2015
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