Low testosterone side effects in women

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Avatar f tn Obviously, anything that gives you side effects that bad is probably not the right treatment for you. Generally, women aren't given that treatment as it can cause acne, hair growth where women don't want it, and other male attributes. In your case, you had low testosterone and high SHBG, which might have been able to be treated by dietary changes. But people are different. A problem is, testosterone varies a whole lot in both men and women, by the day, hour, week, etc.
486867 tn?1307139011 Ask about Nolvadex it is stronger and might not have the same side effects. What was his testosterone level? Were you guys able to get pregnant ever? My level was 379 and I am worried. I saw an endocrinologist and am awaiting a more complete retest of my hormones. I actually got my wife pregnant last year but she miscarried. I don't mean to be nosy, but I might be in a similar situation soon.
Avatar n tn What I found interesting, was that after looking at my favorite top 5, increase and decrease in libido was not even mentioned although they were quick to note side effects such as depression, vaginal dryness and legathy. Even the official website for Arimidex itself and the "largest known site for the most comprehensive list of side effects" doesn't touch libido...at all. Hmmm However, women taking this medication tell a different story.
Avatar f tn Hi. Your husband's testosterone was low, and normally they give testosterone shots for this, or I should say "you" would be giving your husband the shots. But he can also have the nurse at his doctor's office give them to him. It's good that he saw an Endo, and he/she really can't comment until his test results come back. At this time she will have lots to discuss with you.
Avatar f tn Long term pain management with opiates cause sexual dysfunction of 50% of all patients, both men and women. It causes testosterone deficiencies in both men and women, which is called hypogonadism. Docs are supposed to monitor testosterone levels, but seldom do because the topic just doesn't come up in the Doctors office. It's not just men that need to worry either, in fact it's of critical importance to women. Check it out, there's a lot more to read: pain-topics.
1281181 tn?1271688273 Thinning on top (a specific area common to male hairloss) is not normal hair loss pattern for women even with thyroid issues. Low thyroid can throw other hormones out of whack too. Thyroid hairloss is normally averaged all over the scalp.
1139187 tn?1355706647 progesterone is the building blocks for all the hormones made in every persons body. women use progesterone to balance out the effects of oestrogen. men turn progesterone into lots of testosterone. read up about it.
Avatar m tn Hi Joey, odd name for a mum, he can start by doing weight lifting, and lots of heavy work outs, for him the safest thing for his age would be Tribulus as its just a herb and would take around 8 weeks to get to full power. But just get lifting weights in a gym, and he or you need to tell his trainer why and what its for, and let them work on him.
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 n tn The concern with Testosterone patches, gels, and shots is that one may ultimately be forced to remain on T replacement therapy for life, as their own self generated production of Testosterone may shut down, due to the external source of T. Also I have read accounts of high blood pressure from T therapy, and potential for other long term side effects.
Avatar m tn Ok, a bit youg but give DHEA a try, but please read up about it before you go on it as it can have some funny side effects with some people, this will boost you up all round your sexual levals, start low 25mg day and work it up to what you think is best for you, you can also back this up with Tribulus again it covers most of the same things, but DHEA is a hormon booster, they are both over the counter things to buy or you can get them from PP or amazon.
Avatar f tn With men, the issue of concern is testosterone deficiency, while with women the concern is excess testosterone production. So no problem indicated there. Not sure why the doctor ran the FSH test for you at age 73. There is room to increase your thyroid med but in the absence of other symptoms I'd be hard pressed to say that an increase is what you need. By the way, what dosage of Armour are you taking daily?
Avatar m tn My Endo also ordered tests for LH. High LH signals the brain to make more testosterone. Mine is on the low side but in the normal range. It is 3.6 mIU/ml. Supposed normal range is 1.2 to 8.6 mIU/ml. He expected my LH to be much lower. He has classified my condition as "Idiopathic", unexplainable. He said that if my testicles were damaged then my pituitary glands would respond with more LH. I should have high LH if my testosterone is low but my Lh is pretty low too.
Avatar n tn A trial of artificial testosterone doesn't sound like a great idea, considering that steroids got me into this position in the first place. And what about the effects on the HPTA?
Avatar m tn yep....no side effects and i have been on it like 3 mths...women also have testosterone...just not as much as a guy.altho some women do! I do not possess lots as u can tell i am very "female" if i were borderline masculine then perhaps i woulda been afrad...so far the nrg has helped me tremendously..i love feeling like doing sumpin again..
Avatar m tn Baldness can be one of the most disturbing side effects of excess testosterone or its derivatives, as testosterone is converted by an enzyme (5-alpha-reductase) into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is much more powerful than testosterone and commonly contributes to hair loss. Of course, there are other much simpler explanations and treatments for sexual dysfunction. For instance, one important factor that is very often overlooked by experts is the loss of sensitivity in the skin of the penis.
Avatar m tn Testosterone injection can alter cholesterol levels, liver function tests, can cause gynaecomastia and some in unusual symptoms, such as numbness, tingling sensation, loss of appetite, increased thirst, and male patterned baldness. Testosterone if taken in therapeutic doses rarely causes side effects. You should not increase your dose or take this more often than directed. It is best to discuss your concerns with your attending physician since he knows your medical history best.
Avatar m tn This is known as gynecomastia and a few other names in the gym too. Other side effects include loss of muscle tone, a decrease in body hair, shrinking testes, depression, fatigue, lower energy levels, poor memory, low stress tolerance, an ncrease in fat around the mid-section (belly fat) and erectile dysfunction. Elevated estrogen levels really do cause men to look and somewhat act more like women and less like men.
1065748 tn?1255876527 In doing so, we have been able to demonstrate that in such women DHEA supplementation has quite remarkable beneficial effects (see Table 1), which all can be summarized as rejuvenating ovarian function.
Avatar m tn Hey. About 2 years ago i was diagnosed with low testosterone. I'm not quite sure the range of the scale, the doctor said normal levels were 9-55 on it. I was a mere 7. At the time i was only a 22 year old, so to me this was quite concerning. I've been seeing the symptoms consistent with low T for the last 2 years, despite making lifestyle changes such as getting more active and eating better, and not overeating.
Avatar m tn But they are also not without side effects which concern mostly with side effects of surgery. Testosterone is actually a hormone which is produced by the testis and excess of testosterone is not good. I would suggest you to consult your doctor before trying for any of these methods. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar n tn I have been going through a very similar situation and recently came across some information about chronic blepharitis and low testosterone levels. (Yes, even women need a certain level of testosterone.) It would make sense in your case that the pregnancy/difficult labor could worsen hormone imbalance, as could other stressful situations. Have you ever had your hormone levels checked, including testosterone? If not, do it! Mine, like so many other women, was totally in the toilet.
Avatar f tn Ask your doctor to test your adrenal function, as well as all of your reproductive hormones, including testosterone. Some medications can also cause hirsutism, so be sure to check side effects of any medications you might be on.
Avatar n tn 47-244 pg/mL. Is it lower than this? Some common low testosterone symptoms are decrease in sex drive, ejaculation problems, shrinking testicle, fatigue, loss of body hair, difficulty gaining or maintaining muscle, depression, and loss of strength. With testosterone replacement therapy there will be improvement in all these parameters with time. Only this therapy helps in case of low hormone. The cause has to be found out and treated.
Avatar f tn I am being treated with this with Hydrocortone but with this my testosterone levels is low as is my Free Androgen Index is also low. I am now on transdermal patch of testosterone to try to ignite my libido which has been non-exsistent for years. the dose of 300mg is not enough but my doctor does not want to up dosage. I would like to have a healthy sex life and my marriage is definitely suffering due to this. anyone got any answers to this for me?
Avatar m tn This is due to a Surgical Screw causing issues with my Sciatic. I am on some medications for said Neuropathy; however, I have checked the side effects of these meds and they should have no effect on Test Productions and/or Reduction. Can anyone help fill in some of the gaps here for me and maybe give me some advice and/or direction. I really appreciate your time and consideration. Thank you!