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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 testosterone levels in men?

What can cause low testosterone levels in men?

Pituitary or testes?: In general, one can think of low testosterone as either being due to dysfunction in the pituitary ("master gland"), or the testes themselves. Checking pituitary hormones (prolactin, lh, fsh) can distinguish between these two categories, and let your doctor determine whether scanning is needed. Illness and narcotic drugs will alter pituitary function, while alcohol injures the testes to cause low t. ...Read more

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Can low testosterone level s be increased in young men of age around 20 or medicines are to be taken throughout life? Will i be normal again ever?

Can low testosterone level s be increased in young men of age around 20 or medicines are to be taken throughout life? Will i be normal again ever?

Levels: It is important that testosterone levels be assessed on 2 separate occasions early in the morning. Treatment will depend on those levels. Testosterone replacement is not without its risks, with fertility being a serious concern in a young man. A visit with a doctor familiar with trt and male fertility is recommended. ...Read more

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Can a zinc deficiency cause low testosterone levels?

Can a zinc deficiency cause low testosterone levels?

Zinc: Shouldn't, but I would need much more information to help answer your question. If you have the time you could see your doctor about this. ...Read more

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What are the causes of low testosterone levels?

What are the causes of low testosterone levels?

Many causes: Any problem in the testosterone pathway from the brain to the pituitary to the testicle can lead to low testosterone levels. Levels decline as you get older, but not to below normal levels. Medication, trauma, alcohol, tobacco, radiation, toxins can all lead to low t levels. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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How can low testosterone levels affect a man's livelihood?

How can low testosterone levels affect a man's livelihood?

Another tricky Q: By livelihood i assume you mean salary or some productivity measure at work. Earlier this year, my cousin pointed out that wall street traders were looking for t supplementation to boost their performance (http://bit.Ly/xqjexf). A few years ago, a study purportedly demonstrated that t affects risk taking behavior in wall street traders. In sum, low t might decrease (work) performance. ...Read more

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Is there treatment for low testosterone levels in 70yo man?

Is there treatment for low testosterone levels in 70yo man?

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: As long as appropriate screening for latent prostate cancer is performed, then older men can safely take it if they need it. Interestingly, there are new studies that suggest safety in localized cancer w/low gleason scores during active monitoring but this should definitely be discussed w/your uro-oncologist. But final answer is yes, men of any age w/low t can be treated safely w/benefit. ...Read more

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Can low testosterone levels cause loss of smell?

No: No. If you have Kallman syndrome, you can have both loss of smell and low testosterone but low testosterone does not cause loss of smell ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes low testosterone levels?

Decreased: Production by primary testis problem or lack of stimulation of testis by pituitary, but also commonly related to obesity and depression. ...Read more

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In what ways testosterone levels can be increased in a male ? Does low testosterone levels causes enlarged chest in a male?

Yes: Low testosteron could cause enlarged breast. First etiology of the low testerone should be identified. Primary etiology could be treated by testosterone replacement and secondary causes are treated by treating the cause. See your internist. ...Read more

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