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Can taking testosterone cause weight gain or testicular atrophy?

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Dr. David Vandersteen
Pediatrics - Urology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Although weight gain can be caused by medications it is multifactorial and testosterone alone would not be the culprit.
In large doses, exogenous (not from your body) testosterone will definitely shut down your brain's signal to the testis to make testosterone and this can lead to testicular atrophy.

In brief: Yes

Although weight gain can be caused by medications it is multifactorial and testosterone alone would not be the culprit.
In large doses, exogenous (not from your body) testosterone will definitely shut down your brain's signal to the testis to make testosterone and this can lead to testicular atrophy.
Dr. David Vandersteen
Dr. David Vandersteen
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes & Yes

Recent study showed taking t in excess could lead to more muscle if you exercised & ate properly compared to taking "right" amount.
Regardless, taking t will shut down your pituitary (acts like your home's thermostat) function which means less signal (lh & fsh) to testes. End result, less t & sperm from testes which also shrink b/c no stimulus. Off-label options HCG or Clomiphene stimulates pituit.

In brief: Yes & Yes

Recent study showed taking t in excess could lead to more muscle if you exercised & ate properly compared to taking "right" amount.
Regardless, taking t will shut down your pituitary (acts like your home's thermostat) function which means less signal (lh & fsh) to testes. End result, less t & sperm from testes which also shrink b/c no stimulus. Off-label options HCG or Clomiphene stimulates pituit.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin
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Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine

In brief: T

Yes, it can cause both

In brief: T

Yes, it can cause both
Dr. Andrew Lipton
Dr. Andrew Lipton
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine

In brief: Weight gain nor

Atrophy. Neither.

In brief: Weight gain nor

Atrophy. Neither.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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