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Estriol Testosterone Cream Side Effects
M 33. Can I use testosterone cream 5 mg/gm fr clitoris enlargemnt. Vot r the side effects. Is it safe. Hw long I shud use it?
There are three forms of naturally occuring estrogen in the body, estrone, estradiol, and estriol. Estriol is the most commonly used and recommended form of estrogen for menopausal symptoms. Estriol has great benefit to the cells of the vagina but has little effect on the breast or the uterine lining when used conservatively. I always recommend the lowest dose of ...Read more
Lab reference ranges: Levels of these hormones are only as reliable as their test kits. One lab may use a different method for detection than another. You may not be able to compare values between different labs. Labs also set their normal ranges based on multiple tests. You need to discuss these hormones with an endocrinologist as they're trained to understand the different testing methods. ...Read more
I'm on testosterone therapy, I keep hearing that some of it converts to estrogen. Does it convert to estrone or estrodiol or estriol or all three?
Estradiol: Estradiol is synthesized via aromatase from testosterone. Estrone is synthesized via aromatase from androstenedione. Estriol is synthesized from both Estradiol and estrone. Estradiol is ~10 times as potent as estrone and ~80 times as potent as estriol in its estrogenic effect. In some men on t replacement, too much t is converted to Estradiol and may require a drug like Arimidex (anastrozole) to block. ...Read more
I work in a compounding pharmacy. Can skin exposure to testosterone, progesterone, dhea and estriol cause changes to my period such as longer periods?
Yes: Blood clots, acne, fluid retention, priapism, exacerbation of prostate cancer, exacerbation of male breast cancer, local itching, worsening of an enlarged prostate, headache, enlargement of the breasts, allergy, depression, male pattern baldness. Just like all medications, use it if it's necessary in the lowest effective dose, if the benefits outweigh the risks. Your doctor can help you decide. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
No: No significant interaction between the two drugs. ...Read more
My t level has been tested in the low 100s and it has been reccomended that I take injections. How common are the side effects associated with testosterone theropy?
Uncommon: Side effects from testosterone therapy are not common if it is not over replaced. Before treatment, ideally, the t level should be checked ~ 8am and a free t level should be obtained by a reliable lab. If the total t level is > 100 it is usually not due to a serious anatomic problem in the area of the pituitary. Injections, gels, or patches are available. Injections can lead to 'ups and downs'. ...Read more
How low is low?: Patients may or may not notice any symptoms typically associated w/low testosterone. It depends upon what you're used to and how low is low. For instance, everyone agrees an F is failure. But some consider anything but an A equivalent to failure. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/male-hypogonadism/basics/definition/con-20014235 for info on hypogonadism or low T. ...Read more
Adjust your dose: By testosterone side effects, I assume you're getting a prescription from your doctor. In that case, tell him/her exactly what your side effects are and when you notice them. S/he can make adjustments to your regimen to maximize benefit while minimizing harm. Rarely, s/he may need to prescribe a 2nd agent and/or recommend therapeutic phlebotomy. Regardless, go see your doc! ...Read more
See below: Studies have not shown any increase in testosterone when taking T.T. As it is often used in body building after taking Anabolic steroids to try to increase the decreased testosterone levels steroids cause, I'm concerned whether you are using anabolic steroids? Both they & testosterone supplements can have really nasty effects! Better to eat well & train smart. Might check out a 40:30:30 zone diet. ...Read more
I have just started my very first cycle of testosterone and am taking danabol ds, are there any side effects?
Many side effects: Yes, indeed. Why are you doing this? If you take t plus other androgenes, your testicles will shrink, since your natural hormone production is not needed. Your blood count will go up, and this can cause thrombosis (heart attack, stroke, etc). Blood cholesterol/lipids gets worse (heart attack). Acne, sleep apnea. Even if you are a body builder, the potential side effects are not worth it. ...Read more
LOW T EVAL: Low T Evaluation and diagnosis of cause is critical. At 26 it is unusal and needs a through workup exam/labs/testiciular US/ and potentially a brain MRI. You will need regular Monitering of testosterone and PSA levels. Follow up with a through PCP and endocrine consult. Low T can cause symptoms of male menopause =ANDROPAUSE. Axiron/Androgel are well tolerated. Rash and inc sweat may occur ...Read more
Same as any T: Testosterone propionate is a water-based medication injected daily while t cypionate & t enanthate are oil-based injected weekly or so. Of course brand name testosterone gels/creams/lotions, patches & gums are used daily, too. All have similar side effects eg change in mood for worse, oily skin, acne, hair loss, prostate enlargement, gynecomastia, infertility & more. Use only under close supervisi. ...Read more
Maybe nothing. . .: Not to be rude, but we should always ask prescribing doctor about potential side effects before agreeing to take something. If you're lucky, you'll feel better, assuming you really needed it & got correct dose. If you didn't get enough, nothing will happen, aside from pain, infection & nerve damage from shot. If too much, then change in mood for worse, hair loss, acne, moobs, can't pee etc. ...Read more
Withdrawal: It is possible if you've been on prolonged testosterone replacement therapy that you body is no longer producing really any testosterone anymore. So you can be left in a worse of state than when you started. 227 is low but it also depends on where you started, length of treatment and levels during treatment. You can feel tired, weak and depressed if you stop treatment suddenly and levels drop. ...Read more
If I can raise my testosterone level fom 306 naturally will I still have the same side effects as the injections?
Yes, if possible...: Raising serum testosterone with natural supplement is still an unreachable dream although many "naturally" herbal companies have constantly touted their such products online. What they have done serve them well for political correctness and commercialism with no scientifically documented effect. For one at 79, life should come first ahead of anything else. Detailing? Ask and talk with doc timely. ...Read more
How safe are testosterone injections (low doses) for women over the age of 40. What benefits should I expect and side effects? Thank u
Not FDA approved: Testosterone injections are not approved for use in women. Neither are patches or gels/creams/lotions. There are some oral combination hormone pills for menopausal women which contain both estrogen & T but they're not widely prescribed. Benefits & side effects are similar regardless of gender. However, do beware of virilization, hirsutism, clitoromegaly etc if excess T. Discuss w/your FamilyDoc. ...Read more