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Tamoxifen and low testosterone, LBA - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   As you are aware we are trying for a baby we approached an consultant in qatar. His name is Dr. XXXXX and he is a specialist in infertility
User :   he had seen my semen report and suggested me to have NOLVADEX
User :   IS IT OK
May I know the generic name of it?
User :   IT IS TAMOXIFEN TABLETS B.P. 10 MG
User :   IT IS MENTIONED TAMOXIFEN CITRATE B.P. EQUIVALENT TO 10 MG TAMOXIFEN ALSO CONTAINS LACTOSE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CROSCARMELLOSE SODIUM
User :   HE TOLD ME IT IS TO CORRECT YOUR HARMONAL PROBLEM
Doctor :   yours or your wife?
User :   MINE
Doctor :   Usually TAMOXIFEN is given for females to increase the chances of ovulation
User :   THE INSIDE ARTICLE ALSO SAYS THE SAME, BUT SOMEHOW HE HAS TOLD ME TO HAVE IT
Doctor :   I still do not understand its role on your sperm analysis
Doctor :   Yes there is a recent empiricla medical treatment
Doctor :   for male infertility
Doctor :   This is especailly for the men where no specific abnormalities aare found
User :   HE TOOK MY HARMONAL TEST....BY TAKING BLOOD SAMPLE AND TOLD ME TO COME THE NEXT DAY FOR RESULT....THE REPORTS SAYS
Doctor :   ok
User :   FOLLICRMONE STIMULATING HARMONE FSH: 3.07
User :   LUTEINIZING HARMONE LH: 1.47
User :   TESTOSTERONE 2.94
Doctor :ok
User :   MEN IT SHOULD BE 3.0-10.6
User :   AND THEN HE TOLD SINCE IT IS LOW I HAVE TO GIVE
YOU THIS MEDICINE ..CONTINUE FOR 3 MONTHS AND LETS SEE
User :   SHOULD I CONTINUE
Doctor :Yeah Tamoxifen boosts testosterone levels
Doctor :above normal
User :   DOES THIS HAVE ANY SIDE EFFECTS
Doctor :but I am not sure of if it helps in sperm production
Doctor :However the side effects are like weight gain, voice changes
Doctor :nausea
Doctor :vomtiing
User :   NO HE DID NOT SAY THAT...HE TOLD ME THAT ONCE YOUR HORMONAL LEVEL IS CONTROLLED IT WILL INCREASE THE VOLUME OF SPERM PRODUCTION AND THE VIABLE MOTILITY WILL ALSO INCREASE
Doctor :Ok
Doctor :I am not sure if it increases the motility of the sperms
Doctor :but increases the testosterone production
User :   OK CAN YOU CHECK THIS INFORMATION AND ADVICE
Doctor :Yeah
Doctor :I checked
Doctor :The sperm motility cannot be increases
Doctor :with this
Doctor :the testosterone which is low in your should be increases
Doctor :I think this is his objective
User :   OK
User :   WHAT IS TESTOSTERONE
Doctor :It is the male hormone
User :   WHAT ROLE IT HAS TO PLAY IN ME
User :   I MEAN WHAT IS WRONG
Doctor :Some journals say that the recommended dose of tamoxifen is 20mg daily for 6 months
Doctor :along with testosterone also
User :   NO I DID NOT GET THE CLARITY ON THE SUBJECT
Doctor :   Look the doctor has seen some reduced testosterone in you\
Doctor :   so he wanted to increase that
User :   OK
User :   I HAVE ANOTHER PROBLEM..DOC WHEN I SLEEP MY BACK PAIN INCREASES...IN THE CENTER BACK..
Doctor :   ok
User :MY STOMACH REMAINS UPSET AND FEELS GASY...
User :   AFTER A WHILE IT SUBSIDES
User :   THIS HAPPENS VERY FREQUENTLY
Doctor :   It seems you moved out please get back to us for medical queries
User :   WHAT SHOULD I DO
Doctor :   You have to strengthen your back muscles
User :   OK...
User :SHOULD I DO PUSH UP EXCERCISES
Doctor :This can be done by exercises
Doctor :I shall send you the document on how to exercise
Doctor :to your email ID
Doctor :   with pictures
User :   OK
Doctor :   so you will understand it better
Doctor :   than explaining on text
User :   RIGHT
Doctor :   Is this correct
User :   YEAH
Doctor :Whenever you have some pain put a cold pack
Doctor :   over the area of pain
Doctor :   for 10 minutes
Doctor :   wrapped with thin cloth
Doctor :   Do it once in 2 hours till the pain reduces
User :   OK
User :   THANKS DOC AND BYE..
Doctor :   Did you fill the feedback form
Doctor :   Thanks for the consultation
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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