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199 ng/dl Total T in 2007.Took androgel, testim, andriol many times since. Sex drive lower on drugs than prior, never recovered. How could I go back?

199 ng/dl Total T in 2007.Took androgel, testim, andriol many times since. Sex drive lower on drugs than prior, never recovered. How could I go back?

Start over: Stop taking additives and allow your body to reset it's basal functioning for about a month. At that time go to an endocrinologist and ask for some advice on next steps. This will involve baseline levels of the appropriate male hormones, followed by the safe and more natural solutions on maintenance, ok? ...Read more

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How much does testim cost?

How much does testim cost?

$200-300/month: Transdermal testosterone replacement products such such as testim, androgel, or Fortesta costs about 200-300/month supply. You maybe able to get some coupon online, but still costs quite a bit. Injectable form is much cheaper, but requires an office visit monthly for the injection. If you need it, consult doc as there maybe some assistance programs out there to reduce your cost. Good luck. ...Read more

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Total T above normal (1100) but Free T below normal because of high SHBG. Should I take Testim? (Is Total T irrelevant?)

Total T above normal (1100) but Free T below normal because of high SHBG. Should I take Testim? (Is Total T irrelevant?)

Don't know what your: Free T value is, but discuss w/doctor. Doubt there is an indication for testosterone replacement but it would depend upon a number of factors and lab results which we don't have available. ...Read more

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HI can apply testim gel directly on my Pines?

HI can apply testim gel directly on my Pines?

Not recommended: You can apply T gel anywhere on your skin and it should be absorbed into your bloodstream which will carry it to your penis. No benefit to applying directly to the penis ...Read more

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Been on testim for 3 weeks. Do I need to wean from it to stop?

Don't know why: You want to stop, but if you do you can do it suddenly; no need to wean off of it. If you didn't reach sufficient levels, you may need a higher dose of testim or change to another product. ...Read more

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Do I need to take hCG while using testim? I do want to have children in the future

Do I need to take hCG while using testim? I do want to have children in the future

Kinda sorta: If you want to father children in future, then avoid any & all t products eg androderm, (testosterone) androgel, axiron, fortesta, striant, testim & injectable t b/c it's being studied as form of reversible male contraception. You can use HCG + testim etc to minimize testicular atrophy but there's no guarantee of maintaining fertility. But studies suggest hcg, tamoxifen or anastrazole can increase sperm & t. ...Read more

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Which is most affordable: androgel, axiron, fortesta, or testim?

Which is most affordable: androgel, axiron, fortesta, or testim?

Transdermal testoste: All preprations you talk about are applied to skin and fairly costly cost is slight different with incentives and insurance reimbursement otherwise comparable cost injectable is much cheaper but has drawbackslike high peaks and lower nadir. ...Read more

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I have a low testerone and low sperm cout is testim 1% good for my condition?

I have a low testerone and low sperm cout is testim 1% good for my condition?

Depends on you. . .: Do you want to be able to father any (more) children? If not, then sperm count is a moot point, right? In that case, use any form of testosterone eg androderm, androgel, axiron, fortesta, striant, testim or injectable t. However, if you still want to maintain your fertility, then avoid any & all t products. You'll need to use way off-label hcg, tamoxifen & anastrazole to stimulate t & sperm produc. ...Read more

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Could I make homemade testosterone gel?

Could I make homemade testosterone gel?

Yes, but...: It is possible to acquire ingredients from chemical distributors to make your own testosterone preparations. This can be extremely hazardous to your health as there would be no quality controls unless you are a professional in compounding medications. Also, your body can turn testosterone into estrogen unless you know how to manage it. Buying compounded testosterone is fairly inexpensive and safe. ...Read more

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Could I back homemade testosterone gel from scratch?

Could I back homemade testosterone gel from scratch?

Not recommended...: TV series, Breaking Bad, notwithstanding, testosterone replacement therapy, whether injectable or topical eg gel, is not a DIY project. In other words, we (I) don't recommend making/taking homemade TRT. It's not worth the risk or savings. TRT is something that really needs to be monitored closely by your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for you to make homemade testosterone gel?

Can it be possible for you to make homemade testosterone gel?

Can you v should you: Unlike TV shows eg Breaking Bad, we don't recommend concocting your own medications. The most change we might agree to is to cut a tablet in half (assuming it's scored to allow this) or crush some meds, but not all, if you have difficulty swallowing. Be sure to check with ur doc & pharmacist before crushing tablets & pills etc as some are only designed to be taken "as is". Don't cut most patches. ...Read more

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My son who is 15 accidentally used testosterone gel will he be ok?

Yes: Brief exposure to testosterone gel should not produce any long-term effects. Call your doctor if the person develops enlarged genitals, premature pubic hair, increased libido, or aggressive behavior. Be aware that occassionally testosterone may be used by atheletes to increase muscle mass and it is reported up to 2% of teenage boys have tried steroids for that reason. ...Read more

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How many days approximately body takes to recognize/adopt to synthetic testosterone gel form?

Blood level - a week: B"sd
marketed gels continue pure testosterone hormone. The steady state in the blood is reached, I believe about a week after starting daily application. Effects at the tissue you level occur over a much longer period - say months. Responses vary markedly among individuals so I think it is important to work with an experienced endocrinologist for maximal benefit and safety. ...Read more

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Could it be okay to apply testosterone gel to the face?

Could it be okay to apply testosterone gel to the face?

Yes. But...: Technically, yes, you may apply testosterone gel to the face, but it is not clinically advisable to put it in the exposed surface owing to its contaminated effects onto others in contact including females, children, and other men. So, it is not okay to do so. But I am curious to wonder why you would think of applying it to the face instead of the tested and recommended areas. Talk with Doc timely. ...Read more

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I am currently on testim and viagra 100 mg can flomax (tamsulosin) affect my erection?

I am currently on testim and viagra 100 mg can flomax (tamsulosin) affect my erection?

Flomax (tamsulosin): It is hard to say but yes, possibly. It does affect the semen production and you may notice that you do not ejaculate as much on the Flomax (tamsulosin) as you did when you did not take it. I am sure your physician took into account the medications you were already taking...As long as you let him know if they are from another doctor. ...Read more

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I've been on testosterone gel since Feb to try to stabilize my T level but it's still erratic ie last 2 results were 733 then 31st taken 2 weeks apart?

Remember: Not everyone does well with the transdermal (through the skin) preparations of testosterone. You may want to broach with your doctor alternative means of delivery from shots to pellets. ...Read more

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How can I increase my libido if my testosterone gel is barely affecting it. It has lifted my level to 370 from 171? Or what can I do or add to help?

How can I increase my libido if my testosterone gel is barely affecting it. It has lifted my level to 370 from 171? Or what can I do or add to help?

Time: Once your serum T is back to normal, it may take some time for the libido to return. Meanwhile, eat healthy - protein and vegetables, Exercise 150 minutes per week and drink no more than 1 alcohol containing beverage per day. Avoid other depressants like marijuana or sedatives. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Husband asks can rubbing testosterone gel on penis increase size? Approx 8" in length but would like a little added thickness

Husband asks can rubbing testosterone gel on penis increase size? Approx 8" in length but would like a little added thickness

No: Realize that androgens like testosterone only have a short window in which they can affect penis size, as in during puberty. Otherwise, all testosterone supplementation will do, is possible decrease testicular volume. ...Read more

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T level of 375. Doc wants me to start testim. I do have gad and taking paxil/clonapin. Can testim increase anxiety?

T level of 375. Doc wants me to start testim. I do have gad and taking paxil/clonapin. Can testim increase anxiety?

Testosterone normal: Your testosterone level is normal, so why does your doctor want you to take testim? If he really thinks there is a problem with your testicles or pituitary gland he needs to do further testing to find out why he thinks the level is not right. Going on testim when you don't need it will simply make you become dependent on the medication as your own body will stop making it. ...Read more

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I have this (doctor's male testosterone natural booster gel) does would work on me? Or can you tell a name of a good testosterone gel please?

Unlikely: At 21, if you are otherwise healthy it is unlikely that you have low testosterone. Testosterone can also have serious side effects. Please see you provider. ...Read more

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Hi I was told by a gynecologist on here that I could try testosterone gel for hooded clitoris. Very small amount. How can I get it I don't have a Dr?

Hi I was told by a gynecologist on here that I could try testosterone gel for hooded clitoris. Very small amount. How can I get it I don't have a Dr?

Not sure about the: Use, but I can tell you that that prescription testosterone products are DEA schedule III substances and these substance (in fact DEA schedule I, II, III) are not allowed to be prescribed through HealthTap. You'll have to see a doctor about a possible prescription. ...Read more

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