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Side Effects Of Testerone Injections For Men
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have given one injection of testosterone if I don't take another am i still at risk for its side effects?
No: You would not be at risk for wothdrawal if that is what you are asking. However, you will likely continue to have or have recurrence of the symptoms related to testosterone deficiency. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 nor 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I tell my psychiatrist that I hate my testosterone and would like a Depot injection to reduce it? I m happy with the side effects.
Which is better/more effective and consistent — androgel or testosterone cypionate injection?(in terms of LiBiDo and less side effects)
Here are some...: Generally speaking, a 29-y-o man does rarely need T-supplement. Before starting T-use, medical necessity has to be properly established through detailed history, physical exam, & tests so to define if low-T (is any) results from testicular or pituitary malfunction caused by what. Only doing so can deduce right Rx with right T-use or not yet with close clinical F/U. So, Ask doctor timely. ...Read more
Heart attack & strok: Dr. Patel pointed out the obvious side effects that you can monitor along w/drop in good cholesterol. Too much testosterone supplementation can also increase blood pressure & thicken your blood (polycythemia). These 3 factors can increase your risk for heart attack and/or stroke. Excess testosterone can also be converted into Dht & Estradiol leading to prostate, hair & male breast issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
LOW T EVAL: Low T Evaluation and diagnosis of course is critical. At 26, it is unusal and needs a thorough workup exam/labs/testiciular US/ and potentially a brain MRI. You will need regular Monitering of testosterone and PSA levels. Follow up with a thorough 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
Don't waste your $: There are no such things as testosterone supplements, at least none that are fda approved w/peer-reviewed data. Worst, the manufacturers are not required to demonstrate safety (think contamination) or efficacy of their product while being allowed to make miraculous claims as long as they display the fda disclaimer. So what side effects are possible? Anything & everything. The sky's the limit! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
My spouse is 45 and taking testosterone. Are there side effects for long term use? How long can he take this?
This treatment should be considered for life... Or for as long as it is effective.
Low testosterone can cause malaise, fatigue, weakness, weight gain, and depression. Normalizing testosterone cane improve one's sense of well-being, strength, energy and mood.
Under a good provider's care there should be very little risk to long term use. ...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
No: No significant interaction between the two drugs. ...Read more