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Many options: Assuming that your doc has proven that you have an otherwise untreatable/unknown cause for low t, eg hypogonadism, there are many options besides shots ; implants. There are several brands of testosterone creams, gels ; lotions, including one applied to armpit. There is also a patch as well as one you put btwn your cheek ; gum. Ask your insurance what they'll pay for besides shot. Talk to your doc. ...Read more
Dr. may prescribe T: A doctor may prescribe testosterone (such as the gel) if a person has low testosterone. Blood tests are done to check levels of free/total testosterone - before treatment and during treatment. The normal lab values, symptoms, and treatment is different for men & women. Being otherwise healthy, mentally and physically, is a benefit (men who lose a spouse feel grief & can drop testosterone levels). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low testosterone in a 25 year old female (pellets suggested). Random lactating but prolactin levels normal. Other symptoms suggest cushings.
See and endocrinolog: Testosterone is not normally replaced in women, especially young women as no one knows the best dose to give w/o significant side effects. Cushings could be possible but some symptoms are vague, if concerned, see endocrinologist for testing for cushings and although pellets are available, they are not the most common form of hrt, requires a minor surgery and can be hard to remove. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the best treatment, perscription, for testosterone replacement therapy? Best: application and dosage.
Many options: Typically the testosterone gels applied once daily have are best at increasing and stabilizing levels. However there are newer applications such as a solution applied under the arm and foam. Most of these are equivalent in how well they work. Injections are the cheapest but the level decreases in between doses. Often which application depends on the insurance and dose can vary per patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take 1cc testosterone per wk. My new doc says I've been waisting it that I should take 1 cc 1x every 2 wk with out taking lab wrk is he correct?
Testosterone: Testosterone taken as an injection is a particularly poor way to supplement due to the extreme highs and lows in levels. Topical or pellet implants are much more physiologic. Anyone taking testosterone should have periodic testing of levels and liver and blood count testing. ...Read more
I was just told from a blood test I have low testosterone. I was referred to a proctologist. How will they treat this ?
Various Treatments: Some options: 1) topical: testim, androgel, fortesta, axiron, compounded creams. These are most commonly prescribed. Daily application 2) subcutaneous implants: testopel, compounded implants. This form of therapy has been around for many, many years. Implant last from 3-6 months, but usually they last for 4 months. Low side effect profile 3) im injections: cypionate and enanthate options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doctor asked me to choose which testosterone treatment i wish to try. He suggested androgel, axiron and fortesta. Help!
Need a diagnosis: Androgel, axiron, and Fortesta are all similar products made by different companies. All three work well. The main difference is where one places the gel on your body. The more important question is: do you truly have a low testosterone, and what is the cause. You should not be on this medication simply for low energy or low sex drive unless there is a definite diagnosis of hypogonadism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My estrogen, progesterone & testosterone levels are extremely low- as is my dhea & vitamins d & b considering pellet therapy. Is this best? I'm 38.
NO cures: First see an endocrinologist to find out the cause of the low levels, if they are really low in a reputable lab. Bring your labs with you. Pellets, popular in australia, are used by too many ill trained people in the us. There are many other options to explore if you really are deficient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If mild,: Consider these harmless lifestyle changes that can boost yor testosterone naturally: sleep hygiene to improve sleep quality and duration (even a few days of poor sleep can drop testosterone levels), lose weight, and optimize the treatment of any chronic disease you may have (uncontrolled illness can lower testosterone). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello I'm a female transitions to a male. I'm wanting to start the testosterone shots and I'm not sure where to start. ?
Seek specialist care: You need to find someone who specializes in transgender care. Phillip Ryan MD, is an endocrinologist in Martinsburg, WV who does participate in transgender care. His address is 2000 Foundation Way #3100 Martinsburg, WV 25401 office phone: 304.260.1436 . Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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