Testosterone Therapy to Treat ED (cont.)
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Who shouldn't take testosterone replacement therapy?
Men who have prostate cancer or breast cancer should not take testosterone replacement therapy. All men considering testosterone replacement therapy should undergo a thorough prostate cancer screening prior to starting this therapy with a rectal exam and PSA test.
What are the side effects of testosterone replacement therapy?
In general, hormone replacement therapy is safe. Possible side effects include:
Laboratory abnormalities that can occur with hormone replacement include:
If you are taking hormone replacement therapy, regular follow-up appointments with your doctor are important.
Like any other medication, directions for administering testosterone should be followed exactly as your doctor orders. If you are unsure or have any questions about testosterone replacement therapy, ask your doctor.
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