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A 18-year-old male asked:

does masterbation cause low testosterone??

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: People do not gain nor lose testosterone due to masturbation. Masturbating more often won't cause a low-testosterone problem. A lack of masturbation doesn't cause a high-testosterone problem. One's body does not know how many people are engaged in the sexual activity. Whether having sex 6 times a day with 1 other person in the room or no other person present, the body DOES NOT know the difference.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

Could testosterone pills make my gynecomastia go away and make me gain muscle?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 35 years experience
No and yes: It may not make your gynecomastia away, and it will be easier to build muscle, but your balls will grow smaller and you will have increased risk of prostate issues.
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A 39-year-old male asked:

What are the indications for testosterone supplementation in men?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Several: There are three primary indicators for testosterone supplementation: low testosterone level on a blood test, a low free testosterone, and erectile dysfunction. Free testosterone is the testosterone not bound to protein that is available for use (as bound testosterone can not be used in the body). See your doctor for a morning testosterone blood test.
Colleyville, TX
A 39-year-old male asked:

What are side effects of testosterone supplementation in men?

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Dr. Robert Stuart
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Few if needed: The key is to only use if needed and get the right amount to replace a deficit. Too much can cause problems with the prostate, atrophy of the testicles, fluctuations in libido and mood, elevated lipids, and acne. Blood levels of free testosterone can guide the amount of replacement.
A 24-year-old member asked:

Is it true that masterbation the reason for my eye floaters?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Floaters: Not likely. If eye floaters are a problem talk to your doctor about an examination with an eye specialist.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Is it true that once a man starts testosterone replacement therapy, he needs to continue it for the rest of his life?

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Dr. Leila Wing
Dr. Leila Winganswered
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Typically yes.: Usually the indications or reasons to start testosterone require lifelong treatment. There are clear risks and benefits to testosterone therapy. There are risks of stroke, heart attack, and stimulating prostate cancer. The testicles will shrivel (atrophy) and your fertility goes down as well. See your doctor for more information.

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