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A 46-year-old member asked:

what is considered the number one way otc, to get testosterone replacement and not just another scam?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
There only one!: Testosterone transdermal gels or patches are the best and most physiologic. Injected pellets are a scam. Injections cause peaks and vaslleys, leads to more BPH and higher than normal hgbs!

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My husbands testosterone level is 214. Is that considered a low level and should he be on a testosterone replacement.

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Not so easy.: That level is lower than the 300 typically recommended as low. However, levels can vary widely within an individual. So, if he has symptoms and the repeat t level is low when taken on a morning blood draw, then the low level could in fact be real. Other hormones are measured to confirm this or pursue the cause including lh, prolactin and free testosterone.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me if the testosterone replacement theraphy is the only option to go for increasing the testosterone?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Many options: It's really important that you go see your family doc & have a good heart-to-heart talk about your diagnosis & options. First, address other possible causes of symptoms. Then look for causes of low T. Finally, consider treatment. Injectable T is usually cheapest while branded gels/creams/lotions are most expensive. Both render you infertile so if you want to father (more) children, then avoid TRT.

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