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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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Will testosterone cypionate injections make your penis bigger?

Will testosterone cypionate injections make your penis bigger?

Anatomy: Nope. It may make your testicles smaller and some men do report that they feel that their penis is smaller. One does not take this treatment unless it is medically indicated.\ i know of no valid reports that testosterone replacement causes a penis to enlarge. ...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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