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What's worse for increasing DHT levels while doing transdermal testosterone or injectable testosterone?

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

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I am using testosterone androderm transdermal patches and my body parts go numb while I sleep. Related?

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

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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 long will a 200mg.Shot of testosterone cyp last in my system bafore it wears off?

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 more

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What is the typical dosage range for trt (testosterone replacment therapy)?

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

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What is the dosage range for trt (testosterone replacment therapy) for a man?

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

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50mg testosterone troches. I take 4 per day per my pcp. Is that a high dosage?

50mg testosterone troches. I take 4 per day per my pcp. Is that a high dosage?

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

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Can I take testosterone to enhance my muscles ? If yes what should b the dosage ?

Can I take testosterone to enhance my muscles ?
If yes what should b the dosage ?

Testosterone: If you are a fit young man YOU SHOULD NOT TAKE TESTOSTERONE!! The potential for harm is high. To be certain that your own testosterone level is OK it would be in order to have your blood level measured. ...Read more

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Is testosterone bad for the immune system or cancer causer?

Is testosterone bad for the immune system or cancer causer?

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 more

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