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Jan 10, 2019

Testosterone Therapy

By Tiffany Rindels, @tiffanyrindels

Testosterone

Urologist Dr. Landon Trost shares the latest research on testosterone therapy for older men.  For most men, testosterone peaks during adolescence and early adulthood. Then, as men get older, testosterone levels gradually fall.  If testosterone drops below a certain level, it can cause symptoms.

In adult males, hypogonadism may alter certain masculine physical characteristics and impair normal reproductive function. Signs and symptoms may include:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Infertility
  • Decrease in beard and body hair growth
  • Decrease in muscle mass
  • Development of breast tissue (gynecomastia)
  • Loss of bone mass (osteoporosis)

To see if testosterone therapy may be right for you, make an appointment to see your doctor and assess your symptoms. He or she can do a thorough evaluation and help you decide what, if any, treatment you may need.

 

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effects of testosterone below 100 ngdl in a 59 year old male born with primary testicle failure with chronic scrotal content pain for over 20 years eau claire mayo urologists says your testicles never developed and you were born with this take 800 miligram ibuprophin and live with the pain its like they sweep you under the rug because they do not want to deal with you any help

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Hi @subarulegacy99, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Were you able to to ask about testosterone therapy? Is it a possibility for you?

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