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Can low testosterone cause hypothyroidism or the other way around?

Can low testosterone cause hypothyroidism or the other way around?

Autoimmune disease: Rarely, autoimmune endocrine problems can occur together, and that could include both hypothyroidism and hypogonadism. But this is rare. You should see an endocrinologist if this is an issue. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause low testosterone and progesterone, and if so, will stabilizing TSH correct low levels? If so, how long does it take?

Can hypothyroidism cause low testosterone and progesterone, and if so, will stabilizing TSH correct low levels? If so, how long does it take?

Here are some. ..: Since everything always results from multiple factors which are always interacting, & behind what we know always still hides a lot of what we still don't know. But no matter whatever are, the functionality is the bottom line of care. Regardless of the outcome, just move on to manage it based on what we know and see. If working, you would see improving function in 2-3 months. But healthy lifestyle. ...Read more

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Can low testosterone cause fatigue in a female?

It Depends: Fatigue may be caused by a variety of reasons. * restful and adequate sleep * intra-day stress levels * daily activity levels * adrenal function...Possible fatigue * thyroid function...Possible fatigue * iatrogenic rx fatigue it is possible for testosterone to be a factor. For example, if your total testosterone level were 5ng/dl and you complained of fatigue with low libido....Bingo. ...Read more

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What does low testosterone in a female indicate?

What does low testosterone in a female indicate?

See answer: While doctors are increasingly aware of the benefits of testosterone (t) therapy for t-deficient men, evidence that women also become testosterone deficient is largely ignored. More and more evidence is coming forth suggesting that t is an important hormone as well for women, especially in terms of staying fit, lean, and sexually active. Lack of knowledge and concerns over safety likely 2 continue. ...Read more

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What are the effects of women having low testosterone?

What are the effects of women having low testosterone?

Similar to men: Aside from erectile dysfunction, women can experience the same symptoms of low testosterone as men, eg loss of sex drive (libido), loss of muscle, increase in fat, loss of bone strength (density), depression, cognitive dysfunction, etc. Currently, we don't have fda approved treatments although off-label use of testosterone has demonstrated remarkable benefits in individuals under close supervision. ...Read more

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What does it mean for a female to have low testosterone?

What does it mean for a female to have low testosterone?

Sensitive subject: Testosterone, when in normal levels plays an important role by helping women to feel and look smarter, younger, stronger, and improve female sexual function. Low testosterone in women often misdiagnosed with anxiety and/or depression. You also should know that replacing testosterone in women is controversial and it's not approved by the fda. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of low testosterone in women?

What are the symptoms of low testosterone in women?

Female & Testosteron: Not sure where this question is coming from or what you are really asking. But, yes, women do have some testosterone and men have some estrogen. There are no symptoms to report in either scenario. ...Read more

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What would cause high androsterone and high androstanediol but low testosterone in a woman in her thirties?

What would cause high androsterone and high androstanediol but low testosterone in a woman in her thirties?

Labs: Polycystic Ovary Syndromne and adrenal disorders can cause this. Follow up with yur doctor to figure this out or schedule a virtual consult ...Read more

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I am a 34 year old woman and some recent blood tests reveled very low testosterone (<3 ng/dl). Can this still be normal for a woman?

I am a 34 year old woman and some recent blood tests reveled very low testosterone (<3 ng/dl). Can this still be normal for a woman?

May be: Most hormone levels vary during the day. It would be useful to talk to your doctor about repeating the test with morning blood sample. See this site for information. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003707.htm ...Read more

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Low testosterone in a 25 year old female (pellets suggested). Random lactating but prolactin levels normal. Other symptoms suggest cushings.

Low testosterone in a 25 year old female (pellets suggested). Random lactating but prolactin levels normal. Other symptoms suggest cushings.

See and endocrinolog: Testosterone is not normally replaced in women, especially young women as no one knows the best dose to give w/o significant side effects. Cushings could be possible but some symptoms are vague, if concerned, see endocrinologist for testing for cushings and although pellets are available, they are not the most common form of hrt, requires a minor surgery and can be hard to remove. ...Read more

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Do men have depression less frequently than women because of higher testosterone levels? I've read low testosterone can cause depression?

Do men have depression less frequently than women because of higher testosterone levels? I've read low testosterone can cause depression?

Not only T: testosterone is part of it. Makes man active, leaders often and looking forward to work or create. Women do too, but depression is more likely for many reasons., not only lower T. ...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

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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What problems can low testosterone cause in women?

What problems can low testosterone cause in women?

Low libido: But this is reversible with low dose testosterone supplementation ...Read more

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Help please? What is the symptom when a women have a low testosterone?

Help please? What is the symptom when a women have a low testosterone?

Maybe: Hi. Maybe a low libido, but that's a soft call. If your libido's fine for you and your partner, low testosterone's not a problem at all. If libido IS low or a problem in your relationship (s), we do treat women (off label) with low dose testosterone. ...Read more

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Can low testosterone in men cause masculine facial features/bone structure to change or become more female-like?

Can low testosterone in men cause masculine facial features/bone structure to change or become more female-like?

Be careful: The word "Low T" is pushed very hard by the big pharmaceutical industry for money. Beware of that. In men, low testosterone results in erectile difficulty, osteoporosis (bone weakness) and weakness. Men normally have lower testosterone as they age. The range of normal is large:300-1000 ng/ml so you need to talk with your doctor if there is an issue. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am a 45 year old female that is experiencing severe cystic acne on my chin with acne on my forehead. Labs show low testosterone with normal estrogen and progesterone. Will testosterone help or cause more acne.

I am a 45 year old female that is experiencing severe cystic acne on my chin with acne on my forehead. Labs show low testosterone with normal estrogen and progesterone. Will testosterone help or cause more acne.

Typically: Typically testosterone is going to increase not decrease your acne problems. This is why young male teenagers become acne prone during early teen years with puberty. I would suggest meeting with a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon for a full evaluation. Good luck! ...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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