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What would cause high androsterone and high androstanediol but low testosterone in a woman in her thirties?

What would cause high androsterone and high androstanediol but low testosterone in a woman in her thirties?

Labs: Polycystic Ovary Syndromne and adrenal disorders can cause this. Follow up with yur doctor to figure this out or schedule a virtual consult ...Read more

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What can cause low testerone even when I get testerone injections every 2 weeks?

What can cause low testerone even when I get testerone injections every 2 weeks?

Different absorption: People absorb hormone injections at different rates and in different amounts. Patents with higher body fat absorb testosterone and remove it from the bloodstream. Fat cells(adipose tissue) transform (metabolizes) testosterone into estrogen. The liver disposes of the rest. The rates vary. This is why we need to follow hormones levels periodically. Doses need to be adjusted from time to time. ...Read more

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Husband on testosterone injections for low t.. Can i still get pregnant?

Husband on testosterone injections for low t.. Can i still get pregnant?

Yes, by someone else: More likely than not, testosterone replacement therapy, whether by injection, cream/lotion/gel or patch, will render a man infertile. However, that is not to say that his female partner should not use contraception, just that, if fertility is an issue, he should find another way to increase t w/o replacing t directly. For instance, off-label Clomiphene or tamoxifen can be used to increase t level. ...Read more

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VitaminD low for years. Testosterone total 199ng/dl. Could Low D be the cause? Was taking OTC Vit De every day and D still appears as low. Why?

VitaminD low for years. Testosterone total 199ng/dl. Could Low D be the cause? Was taking OTC Vit De every day and D still appears as low. Why?

Unrelated: Hi. Low testosterone is unrelated to low 25(OH)D. If you're taking D and your 25(OH)D level is still low, either you aren't taking enough or you aren't absorbing it well. Sometimes celiac disease is picked up that way. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am 80 year old male with testosterone of 309 and a low t/e ratio doc wants to give t injections can I get by without it?

I am 80 year old male with testosterone of 309 and a low t/e ratio doc wants to give t injections can I get by without  it?

Medicine: In medicine a lab result is just that a lab result. A number. If you are not experiencing any problems or symptoms that are intolerable then you do not need to start on a treatment. If there are no symptoms there would be no benefit to the treatment. It is just a number. What is important is how your health is and if you have intolerable symptoms. ...Read more

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I got low testosterone. 7.8 accurately, in a scale 7 to 24. 21 years old, male. I want testosterone injections. Is it possible i can get it?

I got low testosterone. 7.8 accurately, in a scale 7 to 24. 21 years old, male. I want testosterone injections. Is it possible i can get it?

Not familiar with : The units - must not be us. Make sure test was drawn in the early am to be accurate. Then make sure it's repeated, including free testosterone and gonadotropins, prolactin, etc. And talk with your doctor. If you need testosterone, which is probably unlikely, there are better therapies than injections. Have you previously used Anabolic steroids which can cause your problem? ...Read more

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I have a not very low t/e ratio with testosterone 309 will testosterone injections do more harm than good and can they causes moobs and cancer of pro?

Testosterone: Most men will have a declining testosterone as they age just as women loose their estrogen. We know that there are risks from taking testosterone, just listen to the commercials !the risks include cardiac and kidney disease strokes, acne, enlarging breasts and shrinking testicles, as well as a possible increase in prostate cancer. Fda is currently investigating all of the above. So talk to ur md. ...Read more