What are the effects of women having low testosterone?

Similar to men. Aside from erectile dysfunction, women can experience the same symptoms of low testosterone as men, eg loss of sex drive (libido), loss of muscle, increase in fat, loss of bone strength (density), depression, cognitive dysfunction, etc. Currently, we don't have fda approved treatments although off-label use of testosterone has demonstrated remarkable benefits in individuals under close supervision.
Similar to men. Low testosterone in women can lead to fatigue, inability to increase muscle mass despite exercise, low libido, decrease in concentration/focus, decrease in passion/ambition, as well as worsening of osteopenia/osteoporosis. Testosterone is an important hormone to replace in women who are good candidates for it.

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What does low testosterone in a female indicate?

See answer. While doctors are increasingly aware of the benefits of testosterone (t) therapy for t-deficient men, evidence that women also become testosterone deficient is largely ignored. More and more evidence is coming forth suggesting that t is an important hormone as well for women, especially in terms of staying fit, lean, and sexually active. Lack of knowledge and concerns over safety likely 2 continue. Read more...
Usually. Decreased libido. Sexual that is. Women are multilayered for sexual satisfaction, more so than men. If ability to enjoy sex orgasms, testosterone is important and can be supplemented! Read more...

What does it mean for a female to have low testosterone?

Sensitive subject. Testosterone, when in normal levels plays an important role by helping women to feel and look smarter, younger, stronger, and improve female sexual function. Low testosterone in women often misdiagnosed with anxiety and/or depression. You also should know that replacing testosterone in women is controversial and it's not approved by the fda. Read more...

Help please? What is the symptom when a women have a low testosterone?

Maybe. Hi. Maybe a low libido, but that's a soft call. If your libido's fine for you and your partner, low testosterone's not a problem at all. If libido IS low or a problem in your relationship(s), we do treat women (off label) with low dose testosterone. Read more...

What are the symptoms of low testosterone in women?

Female & Testosteron. Not sure where this question is coming from or what you are really asking. But, yes, women do have some testosterone and men have some estrogen. There are no symptoms to report in either scenario. Read more...

I am a 34 year old woman and some recent blood tests reveled very low testosterone (<3 ng/dl). Can this still be normal for a woman?

May be. Most hormone levels vary during the day. It would be useful to talk to your doctor about repeating the test with morning blood sample. See this site for information. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003707.htm. Read more...

Low testosterone in a 25 year old female (pellets suggested). Random lactating but prolactin levels normal. Other symptoms suggest cushings.

Avoid pellets! Low testosterone in women is best corrected transdermally with creams or gels, so it can be scientifically titrated! avoid pellets: absorption is erratic and once inside, how so you correct levels if too high? But you did not mention the most important fact. Is your libido low? Are psychological issues a factor? Cushings is exceedingly rare and a diagnosis of last resort! Read more...
2nd Opinion. It appears that your case deserves the opinion of an experienced endocrinologist. If pellet implant therapy is to be considered for either estrogen or testosterone replacement, don't be frightened over the unproven fear that they exhibit erratic absorption characteristics. There is no scientific data to support that claim. Pellet implants are simply one of the many methods available for hrt. Read more...
Cushing's a worry. Low testosterone is generally not a medical condition in women, only men. Cushing's is uncommon, but a definite concern if present. Check with a competent endocrinologist. Testosterone therapy in women can have many harmful side effects. Read more...
See and endocrinolog. Testosterone is not normally replaced in women, especially young women as no one knows the best dose to give w/o significant side effects. Cushings could be possible but some symptoms are vague, if concerned, see endocrinologist for testing for cushings and although pellets are available, they are not the most common form of hrt, requires a minor surgery and can be hard to remove. Read more...