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Should I stop taking my testosterone prior to cardiac surgery?

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Dr. Vardhan Reddy
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: No need to

No need to.

In brief: No need to

No need to.
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ask your surgeon!

What to do prior to surgery is always best asked of your surgeon.
Be sure to also ask about post-op recovery (time) & complications. Off the cuff, t doesn't interfere w/bleeding & clotting although it does compete w/other drugs for protein binding sites. If anything, maintaining proper level of t should help in recovery. If you stop t abruptly, watch out for acute depression & suicidal thoughts.

In brief: Ask your surgeon!

What to do prior to surgery is always best asked of your surgeon.
Be sure to also ask about post-op recovery (time) & complications. Off the cuff, t doesn't interfere w/bleeding & clotting although it does compete w/other drugs for protein binding sites. If anything, maintaining proper level of t should help in recovery. If you stop t abruptly, watch out for acute depression & suicidal thoughts.
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Dr. Alvin Lin
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