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My older sister was treated with testosterone for her endometriosis. Isn't this a potent male hormone and are they still using it for the treatment of endometriosis?

My older sister was treated with testosterone for her endometriosis. Isn't this a potent male hormone and are they still using it for the treatment of endometriosis?

Endo treatment: The medication Danazol is a weak form of testosterone, still being used for the treatment of endometriosis related pain. Works well but side effects are wt gain, fuid retention, decrease breast size, acne, oily skin, facial hair growth. There are better drugs for the treatment of endo. ...Read more

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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where the lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus. The displaced tissue, just like the tissue lining the uterus, bleeds during each menstrual cycle. Endometriosis can be very painful, and can result ...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 side effects of axiron testosterone?

What are side effects of axiron testosterone?

LOW T EVAL: Low T Evaluation and diagnosis of cause is critical. At 26 it is unusal and needs a through workup exam/labs/testiciular US/ and potentially a brain MRI. You will need regular Monitering of testosterone and PSA levels. Follow up with a through PCP and endocrine consult. Low T can cause symptoms of male menopause =ANDROPAUSE. Axiron/Androgel are well tolerated. Rash and inc sweat may occur ...Read more

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What is "testolic testosterone propionate 100mg" side effects?

What is "testolic testosterone propionate 100mg" side effects?

Same as any T: Testosterone propionate is a water-based medication injected daily while t cypionate & t enanthate are oil-based injected weekly or so. Of course brand name testosterone gels/creams/lotions, patches & gums are used daily, too. All have similar side effects eg change in mood for worse, oily skin, acne, hair loss, prostate enlargement, gynecomastia, infertility & more. Use only under close supervisi. ...Read more

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What side effects can I expect after my first testosterone shot?

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What side effects can I expect after my first testosterone shot?

Maybe nothing. . .: Not to be rude, but we should always ask prescribing doctor about potential side effects before agreeing to take something. If you're lucky, you'll feel better, assuming you really needed it & got correct dose. If you didn't get enough, nothing will happen, aside from pain, infection & nerve damage from shot. If too much, then change in mood for worse, hair loss, acne, moobs, can't pee etc. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of being off testosterone injections for a month and level of 227?

What are the side effects of being off testosterone injections for a month and level of 227?

Withdrawal: It is possible if you've been on prolonged testosterone replacement therapy that you body is no longer producing really any testosterone anymore. So you can be left in a worse of state than when you started. 227 is low but it also depends on where you started, length of treatment and levels during treatment. You can feel tired, weak and depressed if you stop treatment suddenly and levels drop. ...Read more

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Lidocaine injections for endometriosis, good idea? Side effects? How do they inject them? Do they work?

Lidocaine injections for endometriosis, good idea? Side effects? How do they inject them? Do they work?

Not likely: Lidocaine is not likely to be helpful for endometriosis. Others injections are much more likely to help, such as depo-lupron, which can suppress estrogen production. When the estrogen is suppressed, the endometriosis is suppressed, and your symptoms will likely improve. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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If I can raise my testosterone level fom 306 naturally will I still have the same side effects as the injections?

If I can raise my testosterone level fom 306 naturally will I still have the same side effects as the injections?

Yes, if possible...: Raising serum testosterone with natural supplement is still an unreachable dream although many "naturally" herbal companies have constantly touted their such products online. What they have done serve them well for political correctness and commercialism with no scientifically documented effect. For one at 79, life should come first ahead of anything else. Detailing? Ask and talk with doc timely. ...Read more

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How safe are testosterone injections (low doses) for women over the age of 40. What benefits should I expect and side effects? Thank u

How safe are testosterone injections (low doses) for women over the age of 40. What benefits should I expect and side effects? Thank u

Not FDA approved: Testosterone injections are not approved for use in women. Neither are patches or gels/creams/lotions. There are some oral combination hormone pills for menopausal women which contain both estrogen & T but they're not widely prescribed. Benefits & side effects are similar regardless of gender. However, do beware of virilization, hirsutism, clitoromegaly etc if excess T. Discuss w/your FamilyDoc. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of testosterone supplements?

Don't waste your $: There are no such things as testosterone supplements, at least none that are fda approved w/peer-reviewed data. Worst, the manufacturers are not required to demonstrate safety (think contamination) or efficacy of their product while being allowed to make miraculous claims as long as they display the fda disclaimer. So what side effects are possible? Anything & everything. The sky's the limit! ...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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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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Is it bad to take tribulis terretris to increase testosterone? Is there any side effects?

Is it bad to take tribulis terretris to increase testosterone? Is there any side effects?

See below: Studies have not shown any increase in testosterone when taking T.T. As it is often used in body building after taking Anabolic steroids to try to increase the decreased testosterone levels steroids cause, I'm concerned whether you are using anabolic steroids? Both they & testosterone supplements can have really nasty effects! Better to eat well & train smart. Might check out a 40:30:30 zone diet. ...Read more

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I take 200 mg of testosterone every other week. What can be some side effects of the drug?

Many: Look at the aace. Com website for more lay information about testosterone replacement. I'm testosterone every other week is a very poor and ineffective method of testosterone replacement. Transdermal gels are safer and more effective. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Have given one injection of testosterone if I don't take another am I still at risk for its side effects?

Have given one injection of testosterone if I don't take another am I still at risk for its side effects?

No: You would not be at risk for wothdrawal if that is what you are asking. However, you will likely continue to have or have recurrence of the symptoms related to testosterone deficiency.. ...Read more

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My spouse is 45 and taking testosterone. Are there side effects for long term use? How long can he take this?

Low Testosterone: This treatment should be considered for life...Or for as long as it is effective.

Low testosterone can cause malaise, fatigue, weakness, weight gain, and depression. Normalizing testosterone cane improve one's sense of well being, strength, energy and mood.

Under a good provider's care there should be very little risk to long term use. ...Read more

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I have just started my very first cycle of testosterone and am taking danabol ds, are there any side effects?

Many side effects: Yes, indeed. Why are you doing this? If you take t plus other androgenes, your testicles will shrink, since your natural hormone production is not needed. Your blood count will go up, and this can cause thrombosis (heart attack, stroke, etc). Blood cholesterol/lipids gets worse (heart attack). Acne, sleep apnea. Even if you are a body builder, the potential side effects are not worth it. ...Read more

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My daughter is 26 and has been offered prostate injections for endometriosis. Do they have any side effects and are they worth considering?

My daughter is 26 and has been offered prostate injections for endometriosis. Do they have any side effects and are they worth considering?

Lupron (leuprolide)?: I think you're asking about a drug called Lupron (leuprolide) which treats advanced prostate cancer. In women, it is used to reset the pituitary gland which may regulate periods when used properly. This question is better for the doctor suggesting this treatment but it seems reasonable. ...Read more

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What are side effects of testosterone supplementation in men?

Few if needed: The key is to only use if needed and get the right amount to replace a deficit. Too much can cause problems with the prostate, atrophy of the testicles, fluctuations in libido and mood, elevated lipids, and acne. Blood levels of free testosterone can guide the amount of replacement. ...Read more

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What if I take testosterone booster as a 23 year old male can there be side effects later on?

What if I take testosterone booster as a 23 year old male can there be side effects later on?

No: Some methods of birth control could result in increased breast size but that would not be the reason to take that, if u want more size you should get breast augmentation from a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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My t level has been tested in the low 100s and it has been reccomended that I take injections. How common are the side effects associated with testosterone theropy?

Uncommon: Side effects from testosterone therapy are not common if it is not over replaced. Before treatment, ideally, the t level should be checked ~ 8am and a free t level should be obtained by a reliable lab. If the total t level is > 100 it is usually not due to a serious anatomic problem in the area of the pituitary. Injections, gels, or patches are available. Injections can lead to 'ups and downs'. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of low testosterone?

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How low is low?: Patients may or may not notice any symptoms typically associated w/low testosterone. It depends upon what you're used to and how low is low. For instance, everyone agrees an F is failure. But some consider anything but an A equivalent to failure. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/male-hypogonadism/basics/definition/con-20014235 for info on hypogonadism or low T. ...Read more

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If a woman in her 40's taking no other medications takes female "Viagra" will it increase her testosterone levels enough to experience side effects?

If a woman in her 40's taking no other medications takes female "Viagra" will it increase her testosterone levels enough to experience side effects?

Viagra (sildenafil): First of all, Viagra (sildenafil) does not increase testosterone levels and males or females. Secondly, use of testosterone in females to increase libido is dicey at best. It should only be done under the supervision of a qualified gynecologist. ...Read more

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Are there side effects going off testosterone therapy gel?

Are there side effects going off testosterone therapy gel?

None: You really should have no problems with stopping testosterone. Certainly some of the symptoms you were prescribed it for may come back, ie fatigue and low libido. ...Read more

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Does natural testosterone enhancers or booster have any close or long term side effects? I mean the one's for bodybuilding?

Does natural testosterone enhancers or booster have any close or long term side effects? I mean the one's for bodybuilding?

Save your money: No such thing as "natural" testosterone enhancers or boosters. Manufacturers of dietary supplements are allowed to make any claim to sell their product w/o demonstrating proof of safety or effectiveness. There are no studies demonstrating benefit from any "natural" supplement that enhances or boosts testosterone. It's all marketing hype so save your money. Focus on nutrition & exercise not t level. ...Read more

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I have a heavy and painful menstrual cycle. I tried taking oc pill but had bad side effects. What else could try? Could I have endometriosis?

I have a heavy and painful menstrual cycle. I tried taking oc pill but had bad side effects. What else could try? Could I have endometriosis?

Need Diagnosis: An alternative is Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) or Progesterone only pills, which have other side effects. However you best option is to see and ob/gyn and have a diagnosis. A diagnostic laparoscopy will make the diagnosis of endometriosis and help pick the correct treatment for you. ...Read more

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The 100mg tramadol that I take to manage endometriosis makes me nauseous. Same w/vicodin. Is there anything I can take w/it to help w/side effects?

The 100mg tramadol that I take to manage endometriosis makes me nauseous. Same w/vicodin. Is there anything I can take w/it to help w/side effects?

Anti emetics: Well known side effects of narcotic medications includes nausea, vomiting or upset stomach. There are many anti emetic medications that can help with these symptoms; zofran, reglan, phenergan (promethazine). There are also natural remedies including taking pills on a full stomach instead of empty, also, ginger can help with nausea. ...Read more

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