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Does HRT Male to Female add or redistribute fat to orbital fat since I had some orbital fat removed in the past?

Does HRT Male to Female add or redistribute fat to orbital fat since I had some orbital fat removed in the past?

No: In males taking testosterone is not related to adding fat, but muscle. In females, taking estrogen has not been related to adding fat becasue it is replacing what was once there and not over doing it. ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Hormone Replacement Therapy (Definition)

Usually done to provide the hormones that would be deficient upon surgical removal or inactivity or malfunction of a hormone producing gland or organ. The endocrinologist is the medical specialist that specializes amongst other things, in doing just that. Insulin/glucagon-pancreas, thyroid hormone-thyroid, ovaries, testicles, hypothalamus, ...Read more


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Do you know if the cornea changes are progressive or will they stop for 10 yrs Post-Op LASIK patient on Male to Female HRT?

Do you know if the cornea changes are progressive or will they stop for 10 yrs Post-Op LASIK patient on Male to Female HRT?

Cornea is stable: What changes as you age is the flexibility of your lens which will make it difficult for you to do close work or read a book without reading glasses. ...Read more

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Is clomiphene a good HRT alternative for men?

Is clomiphene a good HRT alternative for men?

Yes: Low dose Clomiphene can be helpful in men with idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. This is the most common finding in men with low t (low t, normal lh). If the low t is due a problem with the testicles resulting in high lh levels, it will not help. ...Read more

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Male diabetic on HRT, test=817, t-free=236, shbg=20, estrogen=258, biotest=552. Does estrogen need to be lowered or can it be left?

Male diabetic on HRT, test=817, t-free=236, shbg=20, estrogen=258, biotest=552. Does estrogen need to be lowered or can it be left?

If your free: testosterone level is in pg/ml, it's too high and you can work with your doctor to lower your replacement. That should help everything improve including the estrogen level. ...Read more

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Can a female who had bilateral pe's in her late20's take any type of HRT for menopause sympotms? Pes were a result of prolonged bedrest.

Can a female who had bilateral pe's in her late20's take any type of HRT for menopause sympotms? Pes were a result of prolonged bedrest.

Complex question: Pulmonary emboli, especially bilateral, are potentially fatal. I will presume you were rx with blood thinners (anticoagulants) for over a year when they occurred and haven't recurred and ur now peri menopausal. If you r speaking only of symptoms of menopause, I would say, definitely avoid hrt. Other non-risky medications (both otc and rx) can be effective rx for that problem. ...Read more

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How come some biological males voice remains childish and or high pitched? I started HRT at age 21 and (thankfully) my voice never got deep. Why?

How come some biological males voice remains childish and or high pitched? I started HRT at age 21 and (thankfully) my voice never got deep. Why?

Full range for choir: It is a function of length and thickness of vocal cords, as with any instrument, changes can adjust tone/pitch/quality. Some never thicken and are taught, so high. Others are thick and (comparatively) lax, so low. Most in between. ...Read more

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I am post men. An lots of terrible symptoms. Cant take HRT or drugs for anxiety. Balance trouble, headache, back stiffness, help?

I am post men. An lots of terrible symptoms. Cant take HRT or drugs for anxiety. Balance trouble, headache, back stiffness, help?

It's been awhile: I've noticed your questions for awhile now and I see how difficult it's been for you. Since you can't take the usual meds, I'm really urging you to have a good psych eval and follow up w/ the right talk therapy to learn skills for managing for health and emotional challenges. An eval will point to the best plan for you. Hope it works out well! ...Read more

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25 male. Testosterone deficiency. Any alternative except HRT? Report says Testosterone 2.09 ng /dl (Normal 3.0 to 12.0)

25 male. Testosterone deficiency. Any alternative except HRT? Report says Testosterone 2.09 ng /dl (Normal 3.0 to 12.0)

Double check: Testosterone levels fluctuate normally, so to confirm a testosterone deficiency it is very important to test twice, and the test should be done as early in the morning as possible to maximize accuracy. If a repeat test, properly done, confirms a T deficiency then hormone replacement may indeed make you feel better, and there is no alternate way to correct a true testosterone deficiency. ...Read more

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If a girl gets HRT to become male and removes her reproductive system does her life expectancy go down to that of a male's? Or is it lower than that?

If a girl gets HRT to become male and removes her reproductive system does her life expectancy go down to that of a male's? Or is it lower than that?

Hard to speculate: We don't have a large group of these to study so the answer would be hard to come by. Since these folks also have a suicide risk that is cited as 70X greater than the average population, there is likely some effect that places on any number we would give. ...Read more

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I am 20;110kg 6ft male. I hv dvlopd knee pain recntly, I strts to HRT aftr wlkin mr thn a km at strech. I can't exrcis as it pains, please help me lose wt.

I am 20;110kg 6ft male. I hv dvlopd knee pain recntly, I strts to HRT aftr wlkin mr thn a km at strech. I can't exrcis as it pains, please help me lose wt.

See details: Minimize carbohydrates (no bread pasta, sweets, fast or junk food, etc) and control portion size. See a doctor to determine the cause of your knee pain and then treat that cause. ...Read more

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Should men receiving zoladex (goserelin) for prostate cancer also be on some form of hrt?

Counterproductive: Zoladex (goserelin) eliminates all production of testosterone by the testes. Hormone replacement therapy would be counterproductive ...Read more

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Should men receiving zoladex (goserelin) for prostate cancer be on some form of HRT as well?

Should men receiving zoladex (goserelin) for prostate cancer be on some form of HRT as well?

Hormones: Prostate cancer growth is slowed down by meds like that to reduce testosterone. You wouldn't want to take testosterone, it makes the cancer grow! Good multi vitamin and calcium are good ideas when on testosterone suppression for pca. ...Read more

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Male. Don't want children. Don't want vasectomy. I heard HRT can make you sterile? True? Will all men sterile from testosterone replacement? How fast?

Male. Don't want children. Don't want vasectomy. I heard HRT can make you sterile? True? Will all men sterile from testosterone replacement? How fast?

Don't want children: You should not allow yourself to be sterile.
If you want to have intercourse put a rubber over your penis.
No, testosterone will not make you sterile.

Go see your doctor and work out whether your testosterone levels are normal or not. ...Read more

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How long should men take clomid (clomiphene)? I'm afraid if I stop, my test, LH & FSH will drop to where it started. But I was able to raise test without hrt

How long should men take clomid (clomiphene)? I'm afraid if I stop, my test, LH & FSH will drop to where it started. But I was able to raise test without hrt

NO CLOMID (clomiphene) FOR MEN!: I do not use Clomid (clomiphene) on males. In my experience it does not improve sperm, but may cause "man boobs" which must be removed surgically. If you have to shave, and fantasize about sexy looking women--you do not need more testosterone! too much testosterone causes many physical and psychological problems! ...Read more

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43 yo male. Testosterone is 299 on 260-1100 scale. Feel low, anxiety, sleep issues, dizzy. Dr. stopped HRT after five years. Is this all related?

43 yo male. Testosterone is 299 on 260-1100 scale. Feel low, anxiety, sleep issues, dizzy. Dr. stopped HRT after five years. Is this all related?

Cause of the problem: If your T of 299, it is in the normal range. I doubt that "low T" is the cause of your symptoms, but if you want to explore hormones, then you should see an Endocrinologist and look not just at testosterone, but other hormones too. ...Read more

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Female, 51.been taking hrt for menopause symptoms last 2 months, against docs advice high bp. Feeling sick bloated, blurry eyes in morning.

Question?: Those are not common side effects of HRT, but in a given individual, it's possible. Why not give yourself a trial of following your doctor's advice by stopping the HRT for 2 weeks to see if your symptoms resolve? ...Read more

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


Male (Definition)

Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more