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Testicular Cancer From Cycling Or Testosterone Use
No and No: There is no evidence that cycling is a cause of testicular cancer. As this is a cancer most common in young men it may seem like there is a correlation, but no, cycling does not increase the risk of cancer. Testosterone use will make ones own testicles less active, which may be important, but it does not cause testicular cancer. In certain settings it may be linked to prostate cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Will Depo testosterone be good for male to eunuch dysphoric patients as it shuts down sperm production or should I stick with anti androgens and estrogens?
Clarify please: Are you wanting to shut down your sperm production/male hormones, or do you have male hormone problem/deficiency and want to normalise your testosterone and male characteristics? May be worth a consult with an endocrinologist licensed in your area to sort it out to sort it out. Alternatively if you could resend the question clarifying this we will attempt to answer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Au Contraire!: Chemistry is a foreign language too, worse when used in drugs. This cmpd has an additional -oh group on the steroid rings, so cleave it an you get Estradiol - pure estrogen. Contraindicated in people with er + tumors, i.E makes tumors grow. It is proposed as an alternative to prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) for thos with severe hot flashes, and not at high risk for breast cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
73 year old male with PSA 20, Gleason 7, prostate adenocarcinoma
Choice of surgery or radiation with hormone therapy
Which do I choose?
Prostate: Ask your doctor for the names of several patients who have done these procedures and speak w/them. They will give you personal responses to each procedure which can help you w/decision making. Peace and good health. ...Read more
25y/o male being treated for prolactinoma. Does using nicotine/tobacco products increase prolactin blood levels? Or counter act cabergoline? Thanks!
If a testicular infection(orchitis) causes atrophy of a testicle, will that testicle produce less testosterone or are leydig cells more resistant?
20yr male 69' 140lb... can decreasing estrogen, increase testosterone and improve hair growth? (Estrogen Blockers)
Hair growth: There should be nothing to cause hair growth problems in a 20 year old man. Please see your doctor about that. Is there any evidence that your testosterone is low? Your body mass index (BMI) is at the very low end at 20.7. Are you dieting or exercising so much that you are not gaining weight? ...Read more
How does arimidex (anastrazole) increase testosterone? And in your opinion what is more effective, Clomid (clomiphene) or arimidex in increasing testosterone in a 30 yr. Old male?
Results of estrogen incudcing herbs in pubescent teen (g) if a teenage girl (12-17) in puberty takes herbs (fenu greek, soy, saw palmetto, ect) to increase breast size, are the chances of ovarian/breast cancer high for her? If she stops taking the herbs,
Be careful: At your age, the risk with hormone therapy increases. You need to be careful. When treating with hormones, you want to use the smallest dose possible and treat for the shortest time possible. It is very important that you meet with your physician to discuss your risks and consider checking genetic studies, and hormone levels. Make sure you are screening for breast disease as well. Be careful! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does the use of methadone or opiates under dr supervision cause low testosterone in men? Or is it possible? Self pay. Expensive test?
Can i use aromasin (exemestane) to restore low testosterone and high estrogen? Male 30 years old with steroid abuse history.
No, don't!: Aromasin (exemestane) blocks conversion of testosterone (T) to estrogen. With low T, there's nothing to convert. Your brain needs to increase FSH and LH to stimulate your testes to produce T. Your brain stops this when you abuse anabolics, and your testes shrink. Aromasin (exemestane) will delay recovery of FSH and LH levels. It can take months or years, but you can fully recover if you wait and stay lean. ...Read more
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