A 41-year-old male asked:
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today i got my testosterone levels checked and forgot to mention that i was on day 3 of a 5 day course of prednisone. will it matter?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Nope: testosterone levels not affected by short courses of steroids! Hope this helps Dr z
Answered on Mar 27, 2017

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