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Apply Androgel Enter
My doctor told me to apply androgel 1% to my enter thigh and the directions say to apply to your arms. What do I do?
What do you suggest if my doctor to me to apply AndroGel 1% to my enter thigh and the directions say to apply to your arms and should?
Could use your help docs! My doctor told me to apply androgel 1% to my enter thigh and the directions say toapply to your arms and shoulders?
Yes: Some people may continue to aspirate while on G tube. Those patients may benefit from Jejunostomy tube ...Read more
Doc prescribed me proctosol for enteral hemorrhoids. I can't get cream to go in rectum and I'm on a lot of pain. How do I get cream in?
Don't force it: Internal hemorrhoids typically don't cause pain, unless they are prolapsed and thromboses. Sometimes the pain is caused by an anal fissure rather than a hemorrhoid, in which case placing anything into the anal canal will be very painful and won't help either. ...Read more
Is it safe for a patient to receive a TPN feed through a GJ Tube? My sis has severe Mastocytosis & Gastroparesis, and enteral feeding tube didn't work.
Not a question of: Safety, rather why give a parenteral feeding, enterally, might not be absorbed efficiently and an expensive preparation would be wasted. The G-J tube is meant to bypass the stomach and go right into the small intestine, there are preparations meant to be used this way that don't need stomach digestive process, ask the doctors/dietician about, wish you and your sister wellness ...Read more
Leave Long enough: It is best to leave the androgel™ on the skin as long as possible; so I would say apply it after your morning shower and leave on for at least 8 hours to allow enough time for subcutaneous absorption. ...Read more
Hi. I am a 27 year old male who is currently undergoing trt androgel for hypogonadism. Where to apply for least e2 conversion.?
Low levels. Is it more effective (more testosterone absortion) to apply androgel 1% on shoulders or stomachs? Any recommendations?
Shoulders: More convenient. Effect probably same as stomach area ...Read more
I use Androgel, is it ok to just wash my hands normally after applying to remove leftover from hands??
I had been applying androgel to my penis, without knowing its not recommended. Would the fast absorption covert to and cause elevated estrogen or dht?
Unbelievable: Just when I thought I have heard everything. Stop doing it and you should be fine. ...Read more
Can I apply androgel to accelerate my very sparse facial hair though my complte medical examination turned out fine except for obesity (BMI=37) age=18?
Women & Testosterone: I am not sure I am understanding what you are really asking. Taking testosterone masculinizes the female in rapid and significant ways. So, unless you are transgendered, then the treatment must be less than what men take or I need more information to clarify my response. ...Read more
All medical conditions requiring therapy do not always turn out to be helpful.
Any time your doctor prescribes an additional medications make sure he/she tells you what they are for and then ask whether any new medicine will interfere with androgel.
Are you aware that testosterone by injection is way less expensive than Androgel? ...Read more
Androgel is another method of administering testosterone, and is generally better than injections. It can return levels to normal but gives a normal level throughout the 24 hour day. Injections give an immediate spike to above normal levels, followed by several days of rapid decline to below normal levels before the next injection.
Unless cost is a factor, gels are generally better than injections. ...Read more
Quickly: You may notice improvement within the first two weeks, but sometimes it does take longer. ...Read more
Expensive: Cash price, without prescription coverage, is upwards of 500$. Check the manufacturer website for rebates or discount programs. ...Read more
What is "adg"?: I love to answer this question, but I don't understand what "adg" means. But known to us, taking AndroGel is for men with confirmed low testosterone leading to hormonal ed. It can be used as long as you clinically need it. However, nothing is free but comes with a price; so it carries its own adverse effects such as fluid retention, hypertension, increased risk to heart, etc. ...Read more
Has not been approved and, my opinion only, I would NOT switch even if approved unless your TREATING Health Care Provider suggests it!
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