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Eph & low testosterone level, 226. Suggestion?

Eph & low testosterone level, 226. Suggestion?

See urologist: If no other symptoms may not need treatment watch testosterone replacement and risk for prostate cancer. ...Read more

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I found out recently that I have low testosterone level. What issues can this create?

I found out recently that I have low testosterone level. What issues can this create?

Nothing unless. . .: Low testosterone is just a number. We don't treat numbers (aside from blood pressure, cholesterol & glucose). Instead, we treat patients. So if you're tired, fatigued, fat w/o muscle despite diet & exercise, no sex drive w/erectile dysfunction, can't think clearly, and depressed, you might have hypogonadism which might be cured by increasing your t (beware some rx might affect sperm production). ...Read more

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Can low testosterone level s be increased in young men of age around 20 or medicines are to be taken throughout life? Will I be normal again ever?

Can low testosterone level s be increased in young men of age around 20 or medicines are to be taken throughout life? Will I be normal again ever?

Levels: It is important that testosterone levels be assessed on 2 separate occasions early in the morning. Treatment will depend on those levels. Testosterone replacement is not without its risks, with fertility being a serious concern in a young man. A visit with a doctor familiar with trt and male fertility is recommended. ...Read more

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I have very low testosterone level and I am only 22. Pleasesuggest me any medicine that can help me increase its level. Also, how much time will it take?

I have very low testosterone level and I am only 22. Pleasesuggest me any medicine that can help me increase its level. Also, how much time will it take?

What's the cause?: A 22 yo male should not have a "very low testosterone level." this is highly unusual and is caused by something. You need to see your doctor and determine why this is happening. Once the cause is found, you will have a better idea of how to treat it correctly. Worst thing for you to do right now is to go on testosterone replacement. You will just be masking a symptom and not treating the cause. ...Read more

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Is it rare for an 18 year old male to have a low testosterone level of 200?

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Define "rare": Reference range is set up statistically to include ~96% of "normal" population. So anyone w/level below lower limit of normal means that ~98% of population has higher result. Who cares? More important question than whether it's rare is why it's that low. Also why was test ordered? Perhaps this was a lab error? Clarify above & discuss options w/ordering physician. Repeat test? More tests? Fertility. ...Read more

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Can low testosterone level cause anhedonia? What are the symptoms of low testosterone level?

Can low testosterone level cause anhedonia? What are the symptoms of low testosterone level?

Yes: There are lists of common symptoms you can check online, but there are also more subtle things like what you mention. Less tolerance for pain is another. But the best idea is to have lab work and discuss possible supplemental Tx w/ your Dr. There are some risks but if it can help - that's be great! Good luck finding help. ...Read more

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Is my long term methadone addiction responsible for my very low testosterone level of just over 100?

Is my long term methadone addiction responsible for my very low testosterone level of just over 100?

See below: It certainly contributed significantly if not completely to the issue. Of course, the low testosterone contributes to depression, fatigue, diabetic tendencies, increased pain, poor cognition, bone weakness to name a few ...Read more

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Is it possible to gain big muscles with low testosterone level? What T level is optimal for building muscles?

Is it possible to gain big muscles with low testosterone level? What T level is optimal for building muscles?

T level: Before proceeding have your doctor check your testosterone level. If it is normal it would be unwise to take any dose. If it is low your doctor will work out why and plan appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How would I know if I have a low testosterone level. And how would I schedule an appointment? What would I say? Do my parents need to get involved

How would I know if I have a low testosterone level. And how would I schedule an appointment? What would I say? Do my parents need to get involved

Parents need not be: Involved. You may see a doctor on your own. However, what makes you think you may have low testosterone? What symptoms do you have? If you are on your parents' medical insurance policy they may find out that you saw a doctor, but not what for. You can call the office of local doctor and make an appointment for a check up.
Wish you good health. ...Read more

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Is genito femoral nerve any way associated wid testosterone production? Can partial damage 2 internal wiring of this nerve cause low testosterone level

Is genito femoral nerve any way associated wid testosterone production? Can partial damage 2 internal wiring of this nerve cause low testosterone level

No.: Nothing whatsoever. For more information, consult a textbook on human physiology. It's really a shame how poorly we educate most Americans about their own bodies. That's what's responsible for the billions of dollars wasted out of gullibility to ignorant or dishonest "authorities" and on useless nostrums. ...Read more

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If I have varicocele embolization will my very low testosterone level of 100 increase post op?

No: Unfortunately, ligating the veins around the testicle will not increase endogenous production of testosterone from the testicles ...Read more

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What to do about low testosterone levels?

What to do about low testosterone levels?

Nothing unless. . .: Low testosterone is just a number. We don't treat numbers (aside from blood pressure, cholesterol & glucose). Instead, we treat patients. So if you're tired, fatigued, fat w/o muscle despite diet & exercise, no sex drive w/erectile dysfunction, can't think clearly, and depressed, you might have hypogonadism which might be cured by increasing your t (beware some rx might affect sperm production). ...Read more

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How do you treat low testosterone levels?

Lots of options: First, let's be clear. We don't treat just b/c t is low. Patient also has to have constellation of symptoms, eg andropause or hypogonadism. Once established that treatment is indicated, options include patch (skin vs gum), cream/gel/lotion, pellet implant & injections. However, all these options are various forms of t and will shut down sperm production. If you want to father children, avoid this. ...Read more

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What can cause low testosterone levels in men?

What can cause low testosterone levels in men?

Pituitary or testes?: In general, one can think of low testosterone as either being due to dysfunction in the pituitary ("master gland"), or the testes themselves. Checking pituitary hormones (prolactin, lh, fsh) can distinguish between these two categories, and let your doctor determine whether scanning is needed. Illness and narcotic drugs will alter pituitary function, while alcohol injures the testes to cause low t. ...Read more

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How to solve low testosterone levels. ..I'm 37?

How to solve low testosterone levels. ..I'm 37?

Testosterone meds: If you have had testing that shows low testosterone, there are a number of medications including gels, injections and patches that can help treat the results of low testosterone such as erectile dysfunction and low energy levels. ...Read more

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What are the causes of low testosterone levels?

Many causes: Any problem in the testosterone pathway from the brain to the pituitary to the testicle can lead to low testosterone levels. Levels decline as you get older, but not to below normal levels. Medication, trauma, alcohol, tobacco, radiation, toxins can all lead to low t levels. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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