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Could Having Low Testosterone Make It Harder For Me To Have Children
Yes: A low testosterone level can be a casue of male infertility. If you and your partner are dealing with infertility, you should should both be working with infertility specialists who will be looking at both female and male factors. If you have a low testosterone level, testosterone replacement will not help with fertility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Erectile dysfunction (ed) can be caused by low testosterone as well as other reasons such as medication side effects & poor health, eg diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure) & high cholesterol, as a premonition of future #heartdisease. Ed can also be due to substance use, eg tobacco, alcohol & illicit stuff. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could my partner having low testosterone make trying for a baby hard? We do already have one child, but his levels are lower than before..
Here are some...: Testosterone may fluctuate with timing of test and aging. After 30, slow yearly decline in T-level by some 1-1.5% is expected, but would not affect sperm production and sexual performance for most of men except ... At least, you got a child. If infertility becomes an issue, seek pro-evaluation and counseling so to figure out specific causes for infertility. Best wishes... ...Read more
Maybe: Sorry for being vague, but there isn't enough information to really answer this question. Low testosterone in men causes decreased libido, but if the problem is a poor erection, there could be problems in the blood vessels. If this is coming from a woman, there are many reasons for decreased libido, including vaginal atrophy from menopause, emotional distance from the partner, or depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have low testosterone but NOT have problems getting firm erections WITHOUT taking viagra/etc?
Possible?!: It is very rare for a young man to have low testostewrone, but very common to be insecure, to have a lots of stress. And I promote no sex before marriage, that would be the best, but today it is not politically correct. forget sex young man for couple years and study hartd and excell in your school, that would be a good and honest aDVICE. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am i showing signs of low testosterone? I've lost my feelings of arousal towards women.I have hard erections but less feeling and no to little orgasm
Hypogonadism: Hypogonadism (or andropause) is a clinical manifestation of low testosterone. One of the symptoms is loss of libido or sex drive. Low t may (not) affect your ability to reach orgasm although some medications, especially ssri-class of antidepressants are linked to anorgasmia. Of course, depression can also lower one's sex drive. Rather than focus on low t, go see your family doc for a complete eval. ...Read more
Can low testosterone make the penis shrink? Because mine seems to be shorter and more girth. Erections hurt and it hard to keep them. No sexual drive.
Erection pain: needs to be discussed w/your doctor in person. If you are not circumcised it may have something to do w/that. There are other possibilities. Your doc/has dealt w/things like this before so try not to let shyness stop you. Peace and good health. Doc can check your hormones which can relate to low sex drive. Peace and good health ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wrong ratio: Too much estrogen & not enough testosterone in a guy could lead to hypogonadism which characterized by fatigue, loss of energy, cloudy thinking, depression, loss of sex drive (libido), erectile depression, inability to gain muscle in response to exercise, inability to lose fat in response to proper nutrition, male breasts, etc. Low t is also linked to diabetes, obesity, heart disease, stroke, etc. ...Read more
Not likely: These are not common symptoms of hypogonadism. 28-year-old males are not typical candidates for significantly depressed low testosterone levels either. You should have a proper history and physical done by your doctor, followed by proper blood testing if he or she feels that is appropriate. ...Read more
No: Very unlikely that taking a short course of antibiotics would affect testosterone level in either men or women. Perhaps your body isn't making its typical amount of T due to your illness but the antibiotics shouldn't have a negative effect. Why even focus on T? Feeling poorly when sick is due to illness, not low T. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Tsh or thyroid stimulating hormone is only good for assessing thyroid function (either good, overactive or underactive). With that said, during that same blood draw, your blood could potentially be checked for testosterone to determine how much you have. This is best done in the morning. Remember that we really should treat the person (and symptoms), not just a number. Make sure benefit > risk. ...Read more
Vit D: Low t has many causes, but low vitamin d may be the easiest and most healthy option to correct it. The link between vit. D and testosterone is not totally clear, but many individuals have low d that when addressed their t levels retrain to normal. Before just adding vit d, have other causes for low t evaluated by your doctor. Additionally, adding muscle will improve t. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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