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My testosterone thigh injections stay very sore for a week.

My testosterone thigh injections stay very sore for a week.

Change therapy: Testosterone injections are the least desirable form of treatment but the cost is less. It would be preferable to receive the hormone through the skin without use of a needle. The blood levels do not fluctuate as they do with injections. ...Read more

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Started testosterone shots. Is there anything I can do to reduce soreness after the shot? It hurts pretty bad and lasts a few days.

Started testosterone shots. Is there anything I can do to reduce soreness after the shot? It hurts pretty bad and lasts a few days.

Testosterone: It is not common for patients to continue to have pain from testosterone injections. Who is giving the injection? Where is the injection going? Should be your buttocks. How often is the injection given? Most often it is 200 mg every two weeks. You might be better off with 100 mg every week. ...Read more

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Would an injection of testosterone help me?

Would an injection of testosterone help me?

Depends: Testosterone replacement for men can help with fatigue, energy, muscle mass, memory and focus as well as depression. It can come as gels, creams, injections and compounded pills/creams. The level of testosterone, your response to meds and your compliance will affect what is the right medication for you. Speak with your physician. ...Read more

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Testosterone injections and dosage?

Testosterone injections and dosage?

Testosterone: It depends on your level from blood work. Usually the dose is 200mg/ml. So 1 ml in the muscle once per week. Only your dr. Can determine this. ...Read more

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How safe are testosterone injections?

How safe are testosterone injections?

Testosterone: Testosterone injections are only safe if there is evidence of low testosterone levels. If your levels are normal you are asking for trouble if you keep increasing testosterone doses. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Testosterone injections? Who needs these?

Testosterone injections? Who needs these?

Cheapest, if needed: Testosterone supplementation should only be considered & offered to those w/demonstrated need, eg hypogonadism, when followed closely by prescriber familiar w/potential side effects. Weekly injections are least expensive manner of replacement but can hurt. Daily creams/gels/patches are easier but more expensive. Choose what's best for you. Remember, goal is clinical benefit, not some lab result. ...Read more

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Can testosterone cypionate injections cause a positive ETG test result?

Can testosterone cypionate injections cause a positive ETG test result?

EGT TESt: 37 M asks can a testosterone injection cause a + ETG test. ANS: not likely but a number of things can-other than drinking alcohol. Check with your local lab doing the test to find out what might give false + test in your area. ...Read more

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Hey I just took a shot and pills for gonorrhea can I still take my testosterone injection shot.

Testosterone: Please explain why you need a testosterone shot! Healthy 26 year old women should be generating enough testosterone without adding more. Unless your Gynecologist has found that your testosterone is low there is absolutely no indication for this. "Too much of a good thing" is not good for anybody. ...Read more

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Why did my penile sensation decrease when i started testosterone injections and how can I help it?

Dejection: Injections aren't always the best way to replace testosterone. Sensation can decrease for two reasons. One, is that you are converting your injected testosterone to estrogen. The other is that you have a decrease in semen and sperm production, causing a lesser orgasm. ...Read more

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I'm starting testosterone self injections. Is there a danger of hitting my femur with the needle? Any suggestions

I'm starting testosterone self injections. Is there a danger of hitting my femur with the needle? Any suggestions

Not likely: Unless you are really thin or the needle is very large or long you will not likely hit your femur. More alarming is the fact that your have an enlarged prostate and using testosterone can sometimes complicate this. If you have not done so you should check with your pcp. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with low testosterone. I was given an injection and some testosterone pills to take for 6 weeks. When will I see results?

Depends . . .: So you were diagnosed w/low T. What symptoms are you trying to resolve or results do you want to achieve? Did doc figure out why T is low aside from confirming such? Did doc explain risk of infertility? Heart attack? Stroke? Change in mood for worse? Acne? Hair loss? Gynecomastia? Prostate issues? Tremendous risk for liver disease from T pills (that's old school - shouldn't be used). 19yo is young ...Read more

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Got prescribed testosterone injections to replace my androgel 1%. How long after my last pack of androgel I have to wait before starting injections ?

Depends: That depends if your last pack had 25 mg testosterone or 50mg or one that delivers 12.5mg per actuation. It is best to check with the doctor who prescribed it. ...Read more

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My testosterone level is 128. Doc has asked me to get injection of testosterone. How to remediate this condition? How to improve it. Do i need meds ?

My testosterone level is 128. Doc has asked me to get injection of testosterone. How to remediate this condition? How to improve it. Do i need meds ?

Find the cause: First, find out the cause for the low testosterone. You are too young to have a testosterone this low. How to effectively , "remediate" this will depend on the cause. Don't just jump straight to treatment as you might be treating a symptom of something else. ...Read more

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My body stopped making testosterone. Is there any treatment aside from the testosterone therapy like injection etc? Erection is soft & don't feel sex

My body stopped making testosterone. Is there any treatment aside from the testosterone therapy like injection etc? Erection is soft &  don't feel sex

Hypogonadism: Our body at age 26 does not stop making testosterone without a good reason. You need to have your morning testosterone level checked, along with thyroid panel and liver enzymes. Most ED at your age group ususally is pyschogenic cause, but hormonal etiology and mechanical sources must be ruled out. ...Read more

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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 more

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