Doctor insights on:
Side Effects Of Testosterone Compound Cream
M 33. Can I use testosterone cream 5 mg/gm fr clitoris enlargemnt. Vot r the side effects. Is it safe. Hw long I shud use it?
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 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 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 more
I presume you are a male on testosterone replacement. There are risks and benefits and lab studies should be done every three months.
Testosterone by injection is far less expensive than other options for testosterone but that might be the treatment of your doctor's choice now that you are on anticoagulation therapy. ...Read more
What are the side effects of testosterone replacement therapy gels? Like axiron, androgel or fortesta?
Testosterone: There are multiple side effects including high hemoglobin, liver enzymes, ? Prostate ca and more. ...Read more
Can dhea be used without the side effects of testosterone therapy as stroke heart disease heart attack?
DHEA: For men dhea will not be strong enough to replace testosterone deficiency. However, you are likely low on dhea so taking it will likely benefit you anyways. Based upon your history, I would recommend that you be evaluated by anti-aging specialist who could shed light on the testosterone controversy as well as talk to you about heart/stroke prevention because it gets a lot more complex. ...Read more
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
LOW T EVAL: Low T Evaluation and diagnosis of cause is critical. At 26 it is unusal and needs a through workup exam/labs/testiciular US/ and potentially a brain MRI. You will need regular Monitering of testosterone and PSA levels. Follow up with a through 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
Maybe nothing. . .: Not to be rude, but we should always ask prescribing doctor about potential side effects before agreeing to take something. If you're lucky, you'll feel better, assuming you really needed it & got correct dose. If you didn't get enough, nothing will happen, aside from pain, infection & nerve damage from shot. If too much, then change in mood for worse, hair loss, acne, moobs, can't pee etc. ...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 more
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 or 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
No: No significant interaction between the two drugs. ...Read more
How low is low?: Patients may or may not notice any symptoms typically associated w/low testosterone. It depends upon what you're used to and how low is low. For instance, everyone agrees an F is failure. But some consider anything but an A equivalent to failure. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/male-hypogonadism/basics/definition/con-20014235 for info on hypogonadism or low T. ...Read more
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
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