Patient Comments: Low Testosterone (Low T) - Symptoms

What symptoms did you experience when your testosterone levels dropped?

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When you think of testosterone, you probably think of the rough and rugged. It's one of the things that make men men. But even this most masculine of hormones requires a delicate balance. Read the entire Doctor's View

Comment from: Ashwani Sundan, 65-74 Male Published: June 01

The pain from tennis elbow has started to wake me up and I cannot stretch my arm out because of the pain and my arm feels stiff and hurts a lot.

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Comment from: Harry, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: April 20

I have 7 vertebrae fused in neck and spine. The only treatment that gave relief was spinal injections. The doctors did not call my problem ankylosing spondylitis, but from what I read in this article that is what I have.

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Comment from: June T., 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 19

I am 38 and had a partial hysterectomy almost 3 years ago. Since then my ovaries have significantly decreased in size. My T levels were super low at a 5! My doctor put me on Testosterone cream to use nightly but the side effects are a nuisance. It greatly increases my desires which are not always a good thing. My fear & concern is the long term effects on my body by me not using the cream. I'm already at risk for bone loss/Osteoporosis due to my hysterectomy and failing ovaries. Since i am only in my late 30's I'm nervous to see how this might affect me in another 30 years.

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Comment from: Li'l Abner, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: January 05

I have Low Testosterone, and have been getting shots every 3 weeks for 2 years now. It has made an enormous difference in my life. I regained muscle mass, lost weight, regained my interest in Sex. My Dr. has decided that I should go off of the shots for 4 months so she could determine the cause of my low T. Since then I have gained 10 pounds, I am developing breasts, I have no interest in sex, I don't want to leave the house or do anything with friends and family, I am depressed most of the time. I fear she won't return to giving me the shots because she said that since I have sleep apnea it disqualifies me from T therapy. I don't know what I'll do if I have to live like this.

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Comment from: Mr low t, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: October 18

Hi, I am 32. I have been going to the gym a lot over the last 2 years. My trainer said I should get my testosterone checked because I was not responding to the training. The results came back extremely low. It's explains a lot of things for me, extra breast tissue that cannot be removed no matter how hard I diet or exercise, extreme levels of frustration in everything I do. I have an appointment with a endocrinologist soon to hopefully get on T replacement therapy. Can't wait, I have heard so many success stories from the treatment!

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Comment from: confused, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: February 16

I am 48, disabled blue collar worker. I've had health problems all my life because of low testosterone levels.

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Comment from: June T, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 10

I am 38 and had a partial hysterectomy almost 3 years ago. Since then my ovaries have significantly decreased in size. My T levels were super low at a 5! My doctor put me on Testosterone cream to use nightly but the side effects are a nuisance. It greatly increases my desires which are not always a good thing. My fear & concern is the long term effects on my body by me not using the cream. I'm already at risk for bone loss/Osteoporosis due to my hysterectomy and failing ovaries. Since i am only in my late 30's I'm nervous to see how this might affect me in another 30 years.

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