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What are the effects of testosterone on gays?

What are the effects of testosterone on gays?

Same as everyone: Testosterone replacement has the same effect on men whether they are gay or straight. ...Read more

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What are the effects of testosterone intake on behavior?

What are the effects of testosterone intake on behavior?

Depends . . .: Testosterone supplementation may or may not affect one's behavior depending upon baseline T level & behavior. For instance, in someone w/laboratory demonstrated hypogonadism who is also depressed, T replacement therapy may improve mood. However, in someone who is not hypogonadal but rather using TRT for performance enhancement w/o MD supervision, excess T level may lead to "'roid rage", irritabili ...Read more

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How long will it take to notice the effects of testosterone replacement therapy?

How long will it take to notice the effects of testosterone replacement therapy?

1 week -- 6 weeks: Depending on the route (cream, injections, or testosterone pellets), some men can experience an increase in their energy, improvements in their sleep, and changes in their mood, concentration, and focus as early as one week. For others, it may take as much as 6 weeks to reach peak hormone levels and peak response rates. ...Read more

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How long does it take to feel the effects of testosterone replacement therapy for a teenager with hypogonadism?

How long does it take to feel the effects of testosterone replacement therapy for a teenager with hypogonadism?

Depends on levels: I usually see improvement by the second or third injection and that tends to correlate largely on serum levels. Depot injection tend to have peak/trough effect versus gels which provide a more "physiological" absorption rate, however my experience with gels in teen age boys have disappointing to say the least ! (added the risk of skin transmission to other children). ...Read more

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What are side effects of testosterone?

What are side effects of testosterone?

Heart attack & strok: Dr. Patel pointed out the obvious side effects that you can monitor along w/drop in good cholesterol. Too much testosterone supplementation can also increase blood pressure & thicken your blood (polycythemia). These 3 factors can increase your risk for heart attack and/or stroke. Excess testosterone can also be converted into Dht & Estradiol leading to prostate, hair & male breast issues. ...Read more

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How to handle testosterone side effects?

How to handle testosterone side effects?

Adjust your dose: By testosterone side effects, i assume you're getting a prescription from your doctor. In that case, tell him/her exactly what your side effects are and when you notice them. S/he can make adjustments to your regimen to maximize benefit while minimizing harm. Rarely, s/he may need to prescribe a 2nd agent and/or recommend therapeutic phlebotomy. Regardless, go see your doc! ...Read more

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What are the effects of high testosterone in females?

Various: High testosterone in females can lead to weight gain, acne, hair growth, infertility, abnormal periods, cliteromegaly, aggression, increases in sex drive, abnormal cholesterol, high blood counts, liver problems, etc. None of these are good. Don't take testosterone if you're a female, and if you have endogenous elevation of testosterone, have your doctor check out why and treat it. ...Read more

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Are there side effects of the androderm (testosterone) patch?

Yes: Blood clots, acne, fluid retention, priapism, exacerbation of prostate cancer, exacerbation of male breast cancer, local itching, worsening of an enlarged prostate, headache, enlargement of the breasts, allergy, depression, male pattern baldness. Just like all medications, use it if it's necessary in the lowest effective dose, if the benefits outweigh the risks. Your doctor can help you decide. ...Read more

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What are possible effects with long term usage of testosterone cypionate?

What are possible effects with long term usage of testosterone cypionate?

Benefits vs Risks: Benefits: more muscle, less fat, stronger bones, brighter mood, clearer thinking, harder erection, greater sex drive, etc. Risks: change in mood for worse ('roid rage), oily skin/acne, hair loss, difficulty voiding (enlarged prostate), nipple pain, male breast (gynecomastia), too much blood (polycythemia), drop in HDL (good) cholesterol, increase blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, infertility. ...Read more

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