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How safe are testosterone injections (low doses) for women over the age of 40. What benefits should I expect and side effects? Thank u

How safe are testosterone injections (low doses) for women over the age of 40. What benefits should I expect and side effects? Thank u

Not FDA approved: Testosterone injections are not approved for use in women. Neither are patches or gels/creams/lotions. There are some oral combination hormone pills for menopausal women which contain both estrogen & T but they're not widely prescribed. Benefits & side effects are similar regardless of gender. However, do beware of virilization, hirsutism, clitoromegaly etc if excess T. Discuss w/your FamilyDoc. ...Read more

Testosterone Injections (Definition)

Testosterone (t) injections are one of least expensive means of boosting one's testosterone level. Oil-based t cypionate & t enanthate are best given in muscle (buttocks or thighs) at least weekly to minimize ups & downs since half-life of this version is 7-10 days. If you get a shot every 2-4 weeks, your peak levels will be much higher than necessary & your trough (lowest) level ...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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Is it okay to take tubules with testosterone injections?

Maybe (not) . . .: What are "tubules"? If you're already taking testosterone injections, ask whoever is prescribing or selling you "tubules" if it's safe. If you're already taking "tubules", ask testosterone-prescribing physician. As another source of info, ask your pharmacist about drug-drug interactions. Bottom line, always tell your family doc everything that you're taking, prescription or otherwise. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: testosterone injections?

What is the definition or description of: testosterone injections?

Shots: Testosterone (t) injections are one of least expensive means of boosting one's testosterone level. Oil-based t cypionate & t enanthate are best given in muscle (buttocks or thighs) at least weekly to minimize ups & downs since half-life of this version is 7-10 days. If you get a shot every 2-4 weeks, your peak levels will be much higher than necessary & your trough (lowest) level will be too low. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for testosterone injections to have an effect?

Maybe a few days: Realistically, as soon as you get a shot of testosterone, it should start working on you immediately. But it may take a few days for you to feel increase in t level. If you're getting t cypionate or t enanthate shots, it may take upwards of a month or so to reach steady state levels in your blood. We typically recommend smaller volume of weekly injections rather than larger less frequent shots. ...Read more

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When transitioning FTM what health risks are there with the testosterone injections and stuff? How can these risks be reduced and how common are they?

When transitioning FTM what health risks are there with the testosterone injections and stuff? How can these risks be reduced and how common are they?

FTM: I do see patients with gender identity change from time to time but I will never see them as a patient unless they have been referred by a Psychologist. Once that is settled FTM is straightforward, recognizing that the change won't happen overnight. ...Read more

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