Low testosterone in women weight gain

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1081864 tn?1257523548 and always tired, in pain (body aches, acne a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and more body and facial hair, weight gain which didnt change even with taking levothyroxine!, also headaches, swollen lymphnodes everywhere, had big painful swelling over right knee that i sometimes could walk or almost not, comes in flares, sometimes both legs, no energy, etc.) need any advise! thanks so much.
Avatar n tn I think he is very comfortable with a low sex drive and the minimal amout of sex. I am sure the low testosterone level and the working alot of hours doesn't help matters, but I think he was like this the WHOLE time you. He might have put more effort into having the amount of sex that you wanted WHILE you all were dating and even that DIP over time. Secondly, you KNEW this was an issue BEFORE you married the man too.
Avatar m tn i've read that low testosterone diminishes your sex drive. is this true? i am a 50yr old male...... i'm having trouble getting and maintaining an erection, BUT i am always ready for sex..very horny all the time... i know there are other reasons for my ed, but can low testosterone be one of the reasons, even though i am always in the mood???
Avatar n tn 8) My Endo wanted to MRI to make sure there is no prolactinoma, in MRI it came back with 6mm adenoma . She thinks my testosterone level is low because of high prolactin although it is not significantly high. I had Neurosurgeon appointment on Friday , he thinks they should repeat prolactin couple of times before start bromocriptine as i have quite of side effects like headaches, all the time dizzy and fatigue. Jan 09 Test result Total Testosterone 216 (241-827) LH 4.4 (1.5-9.3) FSH 2.2 (1.
Avatar m tn My testosterone results are either so low they are out of the range,or just in the range,very low normal.Like I said, when I take T suppliments I become more depressed and have heightened anxiety.This is the oposite to what should happen.I should say when I took it for a couple of month at 5mg my sex drive was better and my body pains went away.I was on antidepressants at the time too. About five months ago I tried 1.25mgs only for one day. This is a tinnie dose.
Avatar f tn I would rather blame any upcoming weight gain on the candy bars and the recovery process. How can you not gain weight while doing NOTHING...LOL. I am getting ready to have my hyst on the 29th...I am too fat already.
Avatar n tn Yovi, If you are experiencing weight gain mostly in the torso then you may have more testosterone than needed. I am 'suggesting' that you may be low in oestrogen and progesterone, these two hormones will balance up the male hormones. If you are oestrogen sensitive you may not be able to tolerate the Pill, the Pill can also make some symptoms worse, such as weight gain, depression and anxiety, everything you mentioned.....
Avatar n tn I had a hyster in 05. Same situation as all of you. I have gained 23lbs after working at Weight Watchers and losing 52lbs in 03. I have started researching weight gain and hysterectomies just yesterday. I am a Christian, believer in JC.
1347434 tn?1282595378 (Oh, 36-year-old female) Anyways, major question in point regards the low testosterone with excessive hair growth. It doesn't appear to be familial either. Most of the women in my family have LOST most of their hair. Oh, and I went completely white at 30.
Avatar f tn It took care of the hot-flashes but caused me to gain 10 pounds in a 6 week period. My doc said the weight gain was from menopause. Well, I took the patch off 2 weeks ago and threw it away, and I have now lost 6 of those pounds and feel much better. I think it was causing depressiont too. I have been on bio-identical hormones for a few years - progesterone cream and DHA cream - and have done fine. I had osteoporosis before the hormone creams but have now reversed it.
Avatar n tn i also am thinking of getting off welbutrin. i know that it is every other day to get off the med but how long to you go every other an also when do you start every 3rd day. how long does it actually take to eventually dose down to nothing.
Avatar n tn In the begining I was put on Androcur (Ciproterone Acetate) -- I'm not sure you can find it in USA-- but this really has severe side effects, like weight gain, plus it is very poweful and really hurts your liver. So, now you've actually found the only option there. And, at the proper dose, you'll see the effects - I do, and my problem is otherwise severe! So you're about to see that change you wanted, I hope.
Avatar f tn ) Sorry, guess I should have read your profile but I believe women can have too low testosterone as well, but not sure if if translates into weight gain. Might still ask your doctor. And yes, my gain -- and many others here -- was primarily on the belly. Again, this could simply be a metabolic change (metabolic syndrome) from the interferon. And like you suggested, I've also thought that it may have been caused because the interferon was injected directly into the belly.
Avatar n tn No ones mentioned zinc here. If your deficient in zinc, that would definately cause low testosterone levels. An easy cheap way to check is the zinc taste test. To sum it, you just mix zinc sulphate and water and drop it on your tongue, then count seconds until you taste it. I've also noticed on one here has mentioned the supplument adt. I was taking ADT' s but didn't get the results I was looking for until I started supplumenting with zinc.
135691 tn?1271100723 My progesterone was increased and switched from cream to an oral form which I had to put under my tongue. Progesterone is a natural diuretic and in theory should not cause weight gain and in fact can promote weight loss when necessary (estrogen is cited as a weight "maintainer"). But, I started to balloon. Talk about distress. My "middle" grew about six inches and my poor little 36 barely A's were crying for a larger bra. Of course I started to research like mad.
Avatar n tn I came back and within 2 weeks put on 10% of my body weight! Since the weight gain, I have been on a strict low carb diet and exercise only to gain weight! I have been researching like crazy to see what happened. Recently, I searched stomach bacteria and stomach virus because I'm bloated and feel like it has to do with getting sick in Europe. I'm freaking out since I searched stomach virus and found a ton of articles on the "OBESITY VIRUS" which is also called AD-36 or H5N1.
Avatar m tn Sometimes men change very little (only in my opinion) and well women change and age a little more sometimes. Only my perspective. The body changes with kids and life. Can be hard sometimes. I really think you guys need to talk. I have been married for 20 years and my husband is just as handsome as ever and I feel old and unattractive. I know he loves me very much and it's all good but things about myself have definately changed. Just wondering.
299260 tn?1304219705 So, any info is appreciated =) Congrats on getting your doppler! That's awesome! I woud think you'd still count your weight gain from your pre-pregnancy weight even though it fluctuated. I hope ds feels better! ;) Hannah: Good luck today! sbumblebeeo: Yay, Happy 9 Weeks!!! =) Kaylee: Happy 35 Weeks! How are you & Hayden doing?!
Avatar f tn Hello, Weight gain in your case can be due to the estrogen hormones. Higher doses of estrogen in birth control pills is known to cause weight gain in women due to fluid retention. Get your estrogen levels checked. For weight loss, apart from diet control, indulge in physical exercise daily for which you can even join a gym. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar n tn Must stop eating for 24 hours prior to MD appointments to avoid diarrhea. 7+ years. Testosterone level is low and creatinine slightly elevated. Neg workup; colonoscopy, biopsies, upper GI series/small bowel follow through ("Cecum and ileocecal junction in the right flank region.
Avatar m tn Masturbation does not have any negative effects on hormone levels. Consuming more calories than you burn will help in gaining weight. Try to gain weight in a healthy and steady way. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. You may consult a nutritionist and get a diet chart made which will provide you with adequate calories in a healthy way. A steady and disciplined approach will help. Do keep me posted. Take care and regards!
Avatar f tn This number changes in inverse to the amount of Thyroid hormone in your system, so a low TSH level would mean that you have increased levels of Thyroid Hormone. TSH has a pretty broad range, so it is best if you have a history of blood levels so that you can see what has been normal for you in the past. A lower TSH could be normal for you. I am not a Dr. so I can't tell you what affect this could have on your treatment, but I don't think it would directly affect the tx.
583580 tn?1231139983 I do cardio and I try to lift weights but theres my problem. Everytime I start a lifting program even though its low weight more reps I gain mass. This frustrates me cause it doesnt go away. I dont lose inches or weight I get bigger. Whenever this happens I stop lifting cause I dont want to get bigger. I know they say that a woman cant get bigger because she just doesnt produce the same hormones as a man but why would I be gaining mass if this were so.
Avatar f tn So I'm looking for anyone who had something closely related whether it be a sertoli leydig cell (a little more common than mine but still rare) or any other type of testosterone secreting sex cord tumor. The precipitous drop in testosterone after surgery (Oct. 2006) has been tough biochemically and I would love to be in touch with any one who experienced something similar.
Avatar n tn My reason for being on the shots was after having seen a urologist in regards to sexual dysfunction. It was found that my testosterone levels were low. After a few months my sexual problems in the form of ED did not improve and the urologist put me on Caverject. Another reason that testosterone replacement therapy was decided is the prevent problems with bone density and muscle tone. I give the shots myself after I had been given the OK by the urologist.
363243 tn?1331037450 Hi, I am writing an article about PCOS in African American women.
Avatar f tn They can be in range and still be inadequate. The low testosterone in men can have an effect, as well, as it can change how thyroid hormone is used in the peripheral tissues. From what I've read it should work the same in women, but I'm still researching that. The high antibodies would indicate that she has Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, though they can be present in small numbers with other autoimmune diseases, as well.
Avatar n tn who are scared to drink water as it is for 'weight gain' and bloating...the more water you drink..the less you retain...*with in common sense that is..and most people no where drink enough water... why & where did you get 'diuretics' from ?? dont even bring it up(THOSE WHO DONT KNOW BETTER)..they are deadly..if taken wrong ...bad ,bad ,bad..