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My husband is struggling staying erected during sex... He's only taking allegra (fexofenadine) for allergies and an over-the-counter testosterone booster. He's 43.

My husband is struggling staying erected during sex... He's only taking allegra (fexofenadine) for allergies and an over-the-counter testosterone booster. He's 43.

Needs eval: Otc testosterone boosters are usually garbage. Ed in a 43 year old needs full evaluation including cardiovascular risk profiling. There are lots of great treatment options including lifestyle modifications that will help him. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Can bioidentical progesterone, Biest, testosterone, Ativan, Prozac, allergy nasal sprays slow tracer from entering gallbladder during HIDA?

Can bioidentical progesterone, Biest, testosterone, Ativan, Prozac, allergy nasal sprays slow tracer from entering gallbladder during HIDA?

Not really: No most of the medicine you are taking could influence the liver but not the HIDA scan or stopping the gallbladder from filling most likely you have severe chronic cholecystitis or a stone blocking the gallbladder ...Read more

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can male enhancement drugs with Testosterone (ZYTENZ) raise pulse rate?

can male enhancement drugs with Testosterone (ZYTENZ) raise pulse rate?

Unknown: Most of the "male enhancement drugs" are not FDA approved and the risks are not well known. There is a new cardiovascular warning for testosterone that may impact the heart ...Read more

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Why do drs use drugs to lower testosterone in cancer when bonifide studies show just the opposite to be true?

Why do drs use drugs to lower testosterone in cancer when bonifide studies show just the opposite to be true?

Myth of T: Drugs (or surgery) is used to reduce testosterone in prostate cancers as it can encourage growth of the tumor. You may be referring to studies (now disproven) that found increase risk of prostate cancer in men with low testosterone. These men need testosterone therapy in contrast to those who have already developed prostrate cancer. ...Read more

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What drugs raise natural testosterone production?

What drugs raise natural testosterone production?

Off-label options: 1st, there are no over-the-counter dietary supplements that can/will increase testosterone production, no matter what miracles they promise. Don't buy into their ads as manufacturers are not required to prove safety or effectiveness prior to marketing. 2nd, (way) off-label use of hcg, Clomiphene & tamoxifen etc have been studied as a means to increase t production in men while retaining fertility. ...Read more

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Will testosterone pills show up on a drug test?

Will testosterone pills show up on a drug test?

Testosterone pills: Probably yes but the pills are not established FDA approved methods to mu understanding.

More importantly you should not take any testosterone therapies if your own hormone levels are normal.

Think of the number of Pros who have got into trouble and paid the price. ...Read more

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I take 200 mg of testosterone every other week. What can be some side effects of the drug?

I take 200 mg of testosterone every other week. What can be some side effects of the drug?

Many: Look at the aace. Com website for more lay information about testosterone replacement. I'm testosterone every other week is a very poor and ineffective method of testosterone replacement. Transdermal gels are safer and more effective. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Drug interactions of estrogen & testosterone if postmenopausal?

Drug interactions of estrogen & testosterone if postmenopausal?

Why testosterone?: Do you mean interactions between the two or between e and t and other drugs? First of all, it is not recommended that women take testosterone at all. Re: estrogen and other drugs- it can affect the levels of other drugs that circulate in the blood bound to proteins, like levothyroxine and warfarin. ...Read more

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How can using drugs decrease testosterone? Will a man be able to have kids if he was using drugs for over 15 yrs?

How can using drugs decrease testosterone? Will a man be able to have kids if he was using drugs for over 15 yrs?

Drugs: It depends entirely on the drugs he has been taking and how often.
Have him see his doctor who can then evaluate his testosterone status.
It could be fine. ...Read more

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I an 20 and have low testostretone levels acoording to tests. Can these be increased by medicine. Can it be cured permanently? Testosterone count is 223

I an 20 and have low testostretone levels acoording to tests. Can these be increased by medicine. Can it be cured permanently? Testosterone count is 223

Depends on the Cause: Testosterone has a diurnal variation, so it needs to be checked as close to 8am as possible. It is also important to check a total and free testosterone. Free t is the active hormone, and the one that counts. If it is low, it can be increased with supplementation. More important is determining the cause (medications, sleep apnea, pituitary tumor, genetics), and if reversible can be cured. ...Read more

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My testosterone blood tests say it is very low. What prescription drugs are the most helpful?

My testosterone blood tests say it is very low. What prescription drugs are the most helpful?

Low Testosterone: Sometimes Testosterone could be falsely low due to elevated liver function tests. Testosterone treatment increases risk of heart disease, prostate cancer and risk of venous thrombosis. Most insurances cover Testosterone injections. Transdermal Testosterone preparations also work but they are much more expensive. They all work the same. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I want to use nolvadex and Clomid (clomiphene) for boost my testosterone production. Does this drugs boost my testosterone production?

I want to use nolvadex and Clomid (clomiphene) for boost my testosterone production. Does this drugs boost my testosterone production?

DANGER: There is ABSOLUTELY no reason for a sixteen year old to need any hormone treatment or 'boosting' of his Testosterone. Taking medications to change hormone levels is not safe, specific, or recommended by any medical professional. Where is your physician on this? Have you taken the time to sit with the progressional who cares for you and asked if this is a wise decision? ...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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My fiance was on speed for years and has been sober now for 3 yrs. He had a very high sex drive on drugs now has none. His testosterone level normal?

My fiance was on speed for years and has been sober now for 3 yrs. He had a very high sex drive on drugs now has none. His testosterone level normal?

Neurotoxic effects?: Meth does have a wide effects to the body including neurotoxicitiy to the gonadal system. After chronic usage it may have damaged his sexual function. ...Read more

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Is there a drug like Clomid (clomiphene) that trick hypotalamous you have low testosterone and stimulate lh?

Its no trick: Clomid (clomiphene) as well as other aromatase inhibitors block estrogen receptors in the pituitary, causing the release of LH. In women, this helps with ovulation (egg production), in men it can raise testosterone levels. However, at age 16, you should not be using these medications unless under the guidance of an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What could be causing low free testosterone? Had two separate tests both where low. Fsh / LH normal, never used drugs/steroids.

High SHBG: So many reasons including obesity, type 2 diabetes, elevated shbg levels. Normal lh is relative. If yours is over 5 or 6, and your t is low, this may still be primary low t. If lh is 1, you may have secondary low t where pituitary is not sending proper signal to testicle. ...Read more

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I'm a 28 years old male and I tested 14 ng/ml of testosterone in my last blood testes. I don't take any any drugs or supplements. What should I do?

I'm a 28 years old male and I tested 14 ng/ml of testosterone in my last blood testes. I don't take any any drugs or supplements. What should I do?

Go to Urologist now: At 28 with test to very low you need an endocrine evaluation and exam by a Urologist. I could list several causes but go get your exam ...Read more

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I have low T at 29 years old, and my doctor switched me to a fertility drug as an alternative to boost testosterone and still have kids. Is this effective?

Yes: Use of clomiphene to stimulate testosterone production is the recommended course of therapy for a male needing supplementation but still concerned with fertility. Testosterone taken exogenously (topically or by injection) causes a feedback suppression of testosterone production and sperm cell maturation by the two respective call lines making up the testicles ...Read more

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My penis and testicles has shrink so much it feel uncomfortable and I had my testosterone check and it was low will testosterone medicine correct it?

My penis and testicles has shrink so much it feel uncomfortable and I had my testosterone check and it was low will testosterone medicine correct it?

Unlikely: While there may be small changes, the most likely explanation (other than recreational use of anabolic steroids) is significant weight gain. Above of opiates can also cause lower testosterone levels. Avoid alcohol and tobacco and consult w/your doctor. ...Read more

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I was taking a medicine for a month that made my testosterone raise and I experienced hair loss so I quit taking it. Will my hair grow back?

It should. . .: So let me get this straight. You're a 26yo female who was prescribed testosterone? Hair loss associated w/t is due to excess t being converted into Dht (dihydrotestosterone). Once that level drops back to normal, hair loss should resolve. Of course, hair loss might also be coincidental to another health stressor. Best to chat w/prescribing doc re medication side effects. ...Read more

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Will a testosterone booster supplement that is sold on bodybuilding. Com or GNC alert on a steroid drug test or urine drug test?

Will a testosterone booster supplement that is sold on bodybuilding. Com or GNC alert on a steroid drug test or urine drug test?

Who knows?: Since no one knows what's in those "supplements", there's no way to tell. However, they won't "boost" you testosterone or anything else, other than boosting the $$ out of your wallet and into their pocket. Don't get your medical info from tv or the internet. Avoid the supplements and save your money and your health. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Lin
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Testosterone (Definition)

Testosterone is a hormone/androgen which is a kind of ...Read more


Dr. Alvin Lin
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Androderm (Definition)

Androderm is a hormone/androgen which is a kind of ...Read more