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Testosterone Transdermal System Dosage
What's worse for increasing DHT levels while doing transdermal testosterone or injectable testosterone?
Transdermal: Enzyme that converts testosterone into Dht (too much is associated w/hair loss & enlarged prostate) is found in hair follicles. Typical branded topical testosterone is very dilute and requires application over larger surface area, thus increasing dht. Injectable t is less likely to do so unless you spike levels by injecting once monthly (or your body has propensity to convert t into dht). ...Read more
I am using testosterone androderm transdermal patches and my body parts go numb while I sleep. Related?
Don't think so: While anything is possible, testosterone in general & Androderm specifically have not been linked to any body parts going numb. It would've been helpful to know which parts go numb and if consistently same or varying. You can try your own experiment under your doc's supervision by coming off Androderm to see if numbness goes away or not. Good luck! ...Read more
Testosterone Inject: Hi this can vary from man to man. The standard treatment with this dose is once every two weeks. But, you may need your own dosing amount and frequency based upon what your symptoms are or how you feel on this dose. A good relationship with your physician will allow easy dosing frequency and amounts to be personalized for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wide range . . .: Don't focus so much on "typical dosage range" but rather on whether you notice benefit w/o side effect. In addition, regular lab testing will insure that you don't have too much such that you increase risk for heart attack & stroke. In other words, T level etc is more important than dose. ...Read more
Testosterone: If you have been shown to have a low testosterone level you will need replacement therapy. At age 41 low testosterone is not very common and a visit to a urologist may be needed. In the meantime your doctor will discuss the various testosterone replacement options of which there are many. The least expensive, by far, is the testosterone injection starting at 200 mg every two weeks. ...Read more
Maybe (not) . . .: Rather than focus on dose, ask yourself how you feel. Can you tell a difference as a result of your supplemental testosterone? I'm assuming you don't want any more children as testosterone in any shape or form will tend to render you infertile. The key is the find the dose that's right for you. Check your labs regularly for safety. And watch out for side effects. Btw, did your pcp evaluate cause. ...Read more
How does my Clomid dosage and response compare to other men? My testosterone increased from 450 to 977 after 3mo, taking 25mg 3x/wk (now only 2x/wk).
Good Response: Judging by the levels you submitted, you have had a good response, and lowering the weekly dosage seems sensible. Were you taking any other testosterone increasing meds prior to your level of 450? If yes, then you have had an excellent response. The goal is to aim towards a level in the mid-normal range of about 500 if you are a middle aged male. ...Read more
No: Optimizing testosterone levels into old age is a good thing. High normal testosterone levels correlate with lower risk incidence of prostate cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Testosterone does not cause prostate cancer. But if someone has a prostate cancer that hasn't been diagnosed, then using testosterone can feed the cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is TRT dosage for hypogonadal 17 year old male /total testosterone 336 range 350-1200. Free testosterone 78.8 range 190-890?
Need guidance / medication to increase testosterone as well as t:e ratio. Clomid, (clomiphene) nolvadex, dosage... Please help me...
How long does a 100mg testosterone troche stay in my system? 9am blood draw 24 hours after troche was 130ng total t but hemocrit/glob were high.
Not FDA approved: Troches are compounded, not fda approved. Only testopel is regulated. So, you either got a bad troche or its time released testosterone hasn't dissociated yet in your bloodstream and that low level is simply your trough. I'd recheck it 14 days post insertion and seek out a doc that does testopel. ...Read more
If the doctor prescribe Testosterone Propionate for TRT shouldn't he check your testosterone levels to know if the dosage is too much or not?
Yes: Most doctors do check a blood level to find out if the dose is correct. The timing may differ. Usually 2-3 months after starting the medication or changing the dose. When it is stable, they may check the blood level every 6-12 months. ...Read more
Yes: Testosterone boost, as in steroid shot or cream: at least, the body may recognize the testosterone boost as being an elevation in testosterone and shut down production of the body's own testosterone. It may cause irreversible damage to the testicles. Testosterone boost, as in vit./herbal supplement: most of the damage will be done to the wallet. See excess vit. Issues and supplement dangers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not safe: Unless there is a specific medical condition you are treating under the care of a knowledgeable physician, it is a poor idea. ...Read more
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
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