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Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
26 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
26 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Lori Poling Dr. Poling
Pharmacology
13 years in practice
Mercer University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
26 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What is the typical dosage range for trt (testosterone replacment therapy)?

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

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper Dr. Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
47 years in practice
University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
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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

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
26 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper Dr. Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
47 years in practice
University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
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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

Dr. Trajko Bojadzievski Dr. Bojadzievski
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
years in practice
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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).

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

Dr. Mila McManus Dr. McManus
Family Medicine
17 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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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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Dr. Quang Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
years in practice
Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What is TRT dosage for hypogonadal 17 year old male /total testosterone 336 range 350-1200. Free testosterone 78.8 range 190-890?

What is TRT dosage for hypogonadal 17 year old male /total testosterone 336 range 350-1200.   Free testosterone 78.8 range 190-890?

Cause: You need to know the cause before treatment. Sometimes low testosterone level is a symptom of something else. Optimal treatment depends on the cause. See your doctor to find this out. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Need guidance / medication to increase testosterone as well as t:e ratio. Clomid, (clomiphene) nolvadex, dosage... Please help me...

Need guidance / medication to increase testosterone as well as t:e ratio. Clomid, (clomiphene) nolvadex, dosage... Please help me...

No Treatment: This request is out of the bounds for this simple application. We do not provide treatment or specific treatment recommendations. These questions are best directed to the physician prescribing this treatment for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Nimish Gosrani Dr. Gosrani
Anti-Aging Medicine
29 years in practice
University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College
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Dr. Jesse Mills Dr. Mills
Urology
16 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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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

Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER Dr. COLDWATER
Pediatrics
34 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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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?

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

Dr. Robert Lang Dr. Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
48 years in practice
Albany Medical College
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Does low testosterone in men affect the immune system?

Not directly: Testosterone has little effect on the immune system directly. However, low testosterone can be associated with depression and that is associated with poor immune function. ...Read more

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Dr. James Eitner Dr. Eitner
Family Medicine
30 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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Can an 18 year-old mess up his endocrine system if he takes a testosterone booster?

Can an 18 year-old mess up his endocrine system if he takes a testosterone booster?

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 more

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Dr. Jonathan Shedler Dr. Shedler
Clinical Psychology
10 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Is it safe for females to take testosterone boosters, or could it harm the reproductive system?

Is it safe for females to take testosterone boosters, or could it harm the reproductive system?

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

Dr. Terri Washington Dr. Washington
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
12 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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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 more

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