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Could having low testosterone make it harder for me to have children?

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 more

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I possibly Have to get my thyroid taken out. Is it possible to have kids still? My thyroid is making me unable to have children as of now.

I possibly  Have to get my thyroid taken out. Is it possible to have kids still? My thyroid is making me unable to have children as of now.

Possible: age, general health and thyroid replacement therapy may enable fertility as long as sperm count and viability are normal after the procedure and you have adequate thyroid hormone levels with therapy ...Read more

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Low hormone levels and vestibulodynia. Does this make it harder to get pregnant. I have been trying for 13 months to get pregnant. What to do?

Low hormone levels and vestibulodynia. Does this make it harder to get pregnant. I have been trying for 13 months to get pregnant. What to do?

Consult a physician: Or healthcare provider. Even if your cycles are regular, it is recommended that you seek an evaluation, as it has been more than 12 months of attempting pregnancy, without conceiving. This will usually entail two different laboratory draws (day #3, day #21) and a hysterosalpingogram for the female patient and a semen analysis for the male partner. ...Read more

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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..

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

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I am a female and have high testosterone level, can this cause me to not have babies later on?

I am a female and have high testosterone level, can this cause me to not have babies later on?

Possibly: You need to find out the reason for the high testosterone level. Many women have polycystic ovarian syndrome associated with high testosterone levels. This is also associated with infertility. Treatment depends on what is causing the high levels. ...Read more

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Can you "rig" the potential to have twins. Even if fertile, does taking a fertility drug make multiples work my wife is 40 and we'd like to make sure we have 2 kids

Can you "rig" the potential to have twins. Even if fertile, does taking a fertility drug make multiples work my wife is 40 and we'd like to make sure we have 2 kids

There : There is no evidence of any means to increase the chance of twins. Having twins is influenced by genetics. Older woman also have a higher chance of having twins. Fertility drugs do increase the risk of twins. Twin pregnancies are fraught with complications and are considered high risk. A woman age 40 will most likely be able to have two successful pregnancies. ...Read more

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I think I have hyperthyroidism and will get it checked in a week. my question is does it make me have low or high testosterone?

I think I have hyperthyroidism and will get it checked in a week. my question is does it make me have low or high testosterone?

Usually normal: Most people with hyperthyroidism have normal levels of testosterone for their gender. However, people with more severe hyperthyroidism can have low testosterone levels because they break down the testosterone faster than normal while hyperthyroid. ...Read more

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I am 34yrs old with testostrone levels of 236 which cause me to have weak erection and low sex drive. Urologist still trying to find why please help.

I am 34yrs old with testostrone levels of 236 which cause me to have weak erection and low sex drive. Urologist still trying to find why please help.

See answer: Many causes of low t (hypogonadism) with aging overall being the most common. Causes may be either testicular in origin (injury, past infection, prior radiation/chemo, genetic); or from diseases or medications affecting the hypothalamus and the pituitary glands (benign tumors, steroids, chronic use of pain meds, genetic). Obesity, diabetes, depression have also been associated with low t. ...Read more

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Hi i want to be taller and thinner as I am 23 years older but couldn't get off...I have obesity problem and and shortness which make make me depressed?

Hi i want to be taller and thinner as I am 23 years older but couldn't get off...I have obesity problem and and shortness which make make me depressed?

Depression: Try to live the best lifestyle possible by exercising daily, eating a plant based diet similar to the mediterranean diet and begin a weight resistance program as well. Your best option is probably to consult with an exercise physiologist who are experts in designing weigh loss programs along with providing you with a nutrition plan. Check with your doctor before beginning any program. My best. ...Read more

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Would taking to much lysine cause erectile dysfunction I can get hard but its difficult to maintain and notice when I do take it I have a higher sperm?

Would taking to much lysine cause erectile dysfunction I can get hard but its difficult to maintain and notice when I do take it I have a higher sperm?

No: Scientifically,there is no basis for what you are describing.Is this difficulty to sustain erection new? Is it always ? There are few methods to help but it would require prescription. If this condition continues,and you can afford it see a urologist who has interest in erectile dysfunction You don't have anything serious..Good Luck ...Read more

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I don't know why my energy is still very low. can someone tell me if those signs may be low-testosterone levels?

I don't know why my energy is still very low. can someone tell me if those signs may be low-testosterone levels?

Low energy: Low tesosterone can definitely cause you to feel fatigued. There are other things like low adrenal function, low thyroid function, certain vitamin deficiencies and more that can cause you to feel fatigued. ...Read more

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I have fatigue issues. I am always sleepy and my energy level is way to low for my age. What can I do to have more energy and not get tired so fast?

I have fatigue issues. I am always sleepy and my energy level is way to low for my age. What can I do to have more energy and not get tired so fast?

Depression fatigue: Symptoms of chronic fatigue could also mask underlying depression. I agree with dr. Proffitt that you need to have comprehensive medical workup done first in order to rule out any underlying medical conditions, including anemia, hypothyroidism, or even a condition called "chronic fatigue syndrome". If "medically cleared", i would suggest that you talk to a psychiatrist for diagnostic evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a chronic anemia always low pourcentage . How can I get it better because i always feel lazy and nervous? Does it affect the period?

I have a chronic anemia always low pourcentage . How can I get it better because i always feel lazy and nervous? Does it affect the period?

You need: A diagnosis because there are numerous causes of anemia. Commonest one is iron deficiency but even that should be treated under supervision and requires diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a low or high thyroid ? I think I have something that is making me gain weight

How can you tell if you have a low or high thyroid ? I think I have something that is making me gain weight

Blood tests: Can tell exactly what the function is of your thyroid . If it is too active you might have symptoms of high pulse, trembling, feel palpitations, have trouble sleeping, weakness of muscles. If it is under active you might be constipated , have thinning hair or hair loss, feel cold, feel depressed, feel fatigued even when sleeping enough and possibly gaining weight. Your blood tests can tell both. ...Read more

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Can to much masturbation cause me to have trouble getting erections of does having a micro penis have something to do with it?

Erectile dysfunction: ED can be a physical or mental issue. Excessive viewing of pornography can cause male sexual dysfunction by lowering libido and eventually leading to an inability to get an erection. You might just try changing your habits (reduce porn consumption and masturbation) and spend more time with your partner. The real world is a better more healthy place. ...Read more

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What can I do to find out if I have low testosterone? I am 47 male and overweight. The internet is a bad place to look for medical information as you can find so many conflicting articles. Anyway, it seems that I have been very emotional lately which is s

What can I do to find out if I have low testosterone? I am 47 male and overweight. The internet is a bad place to look for medical information as you can find so many conflicting articles. Anyway, it seems that I have been very emotional lately which is s

From : From your symptoms, it is very likely that you have low testosterone. This condition is surprisingly common...About 40% of all men over 45 years old have clinically low testosterone. Testosterone peaks in men in the early 20's, but then drops 1-2% every year after that. So you need to get your t level checked. Unfortunately, the normal ranges for testosterone that the labs give are often erroneous. Most labs have a large "normal" range. To me, it doesn't make sense when a lab shows a normal range from 250-870ng/dl. This is a huge range. How can a man with a t of 270 be considered the same as a man with a t of 650. I have countless men in my practice that were in the "normal" range who had symptoms of low t. Measured total testosterone is not a very accurate way to assess whether a man is low in t. Most of the testosterone in the bloodstream is bound to other molecules, like sex hormone binding globulin (shbg) and albumin. The amount of free testosterone is only 1-2 % of the total serum testosterone. This means that most of a man's t is inaccessible to the body to use. Several factors can affect your level of shbg and albumin. So, it is better to use free testosterone to assess a patient with symptoms. But it is very difficult to measure free t in serum samples. Many methods are inaccurate. So, I use calculated free t. I measure the total t and the shbg level. Then using an online calculator (google free testosterone calculator) i find the free t calculated. If a man's free t is below 10ng/dl, i give him a trial of testosterone supplementation (gels or shots or implanted t pellets). I ask the patient to give it three months. We measure the t and calc free t at the end of the 3 months. My goal is to get his free t into the 15-25 range. Most men report that they have significantly more energy, strength, stamina and endurance. Their libido and erections are often better. Some men who were needing viagra (sildenafil) no longer need it. Many men report their early morning erections have returned. Best of luck! if you are over weight, your body may also be converting some of your testosterone into estrogen. This occurs in fat cells by an enzyme called aromatase. Studies have shown that exercise and weight loss can increase t levels. ...Read more

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What does that mean when im married and much older than husband. Will it be hard for me to conceive?

What does that mean when im married and much older than husband. Will it be hard for me to conceive?

Maybe: It may be more difficult to become pregnant. Certainly a fertility evaluation is warranted much sooner. If you periods are irregular or you have had pelvic surgery in the past you may want to see a fertility specialist to maximize your chances of conception. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been wanting to increase my testosterone and growth hormone so I can get exceptionally stronger.?

Exercise & nutrition: Seriously! Exercise, good nutrition, and yes, deep restorative sleep, are necessary to get exceptionally stronger and healthier. Rather than focus on your Testosterone & Growth Hormone levels, focus your attention on exercise, good nutrition & adequate sleep. If you're still not satisfied at that point, then go see your family doc who can evaluate for other causes holding you back. Good luck! ...Read more

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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 more

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Is it harder for me to have an erection because of my low testosterone levels?

Is it harder for me to have an erection because of my low testosterone levels?

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 more

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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

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Sex is getting harder, could this be due to low testosterone levels?

Sex is getting harder, could this be due to low testosterone levels?

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 more

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Is it possible to have low testosterone but NOT have problems getting firm erections WITHOUT taking viagra/etc?

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 more

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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

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

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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.

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 more

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Could you tell me about low testosterone in young men?

Could you tell me about low testosterone in young men?

It depends how low: Testosterone in a young man of below 200 ng/dl would be low enough to consider taking testosterone by injection or through the skin but with higher testosterone leves treatment would not be beneficial. ...Read more

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I did some research on my previous question, could my symptoms be low testosterone?

Don't know: What your symptoms are, but the symptoms of low testosterone are readily available. It is possible, but unlikely at your age in the absence of prior opiates, anabolics, hiv, etc. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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What could high estrogen, and low testosterone mean for a male?

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

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Could low testosterone cause body tremors and lightheadedness?

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

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Could low testosterone drastically reduce penis length?

Low T - Penis length: Length of penis is determined genetically and evolves in the formative years. There is no evidence to suggest that low testosterone in adult to elderly years affects the length. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, could taking antibiotics result in low testosterone levels?

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 more

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Could a TSH blood test detect low testosterone levels?

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

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Causes of low testosterone?

Causes of low testosterone?

Sleep Deprivation: Besides aging, the two most common causes i see of secondary hypogonadism are sleep deprivation and vegetarianism. So, get a good night's sleep and eat meat. ...Read more

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What causes low testosterone?

Multiple: Aging, Trauma to testes Testicular atrophy, Adrenal disease And more hormonal or chemical,problems. ...Read more

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What can help low testosterone?

What can help low testosterone?

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 more

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