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A 31-year-old member asked:

I have hematomacrosis. and also have low t. my doctor does not believ in giving a script for t. i am 31 and need help. the iron and low t. i feel it!?

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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Get another opinion : Let him know your concern and ask for a better explanation. There are side effects from testosterone supplements including sleep apnea, enlarged prostate, worsening of cholesterol and pre-diabetes. Some doctors don't like to treat "borderline" levels because of these risks. Finally, if you and your doctor can't agree about your condition, it may be time for a change. But have the face to face.
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Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Was your hemachromatosis discovered before or after symptoms? The first symptom of hemachromatosis in women may be premature menopause. In men, hemachromatosis can cause low testosterone and ED. Are you on phlebotomies for therapy? You should definitely seek a second opinion from someone with expertise in hemochromatosis. See http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/405860_6
Jun 19, 2015
Dr. Melissa Young
Endocrinology 10 years experience
New doc?: If you truly have low testosterone which is felt to be irreversible, and you understand the potential consequences of testosterone replacement, including infertility, then you may need a doctor who is more comfortable prescribing and monitoring it.
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