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Treatment for low testosterone levels - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have a question about my testicles. Almost 90% of the day my testicles draw up inside my body, looks like i have none at all. Also I have had Zero sex drive, for the past year.Just got married and this is becoming a big problem.I Saw my PCD, he did a blood test and prescribed, Viagra, which does not work at all. I just have zero sex drive. My testosterone count was 376, Iam a healthy 28 year old! Please help with any ideas you may have! Thanks so much in advance.
Doctor :   hello
User :   Hello, good morning
Doctor :   give me a min, i am going thru your query
User :   ok, no prob
Doctor :   since how long have you been noticing this
Doctor :   your testosterone levels are low
Doctor :   the normal for your age should be around 600
User :   For about the past year. ButI just got married, and this is a big problem. I have no sex drive at all. I have been prescribed 100mg viagra, which do nothing.
Doctor :   do you have any problem in performing sexual intercourse ?
Doctor :   are you getting proper erections ?
User :   No, I get no erections at al, for the past year, I have not had a proper erection. Even after taken the viagra. Im 28 and have never had any health problem till this.
Doctor :   befre one year
Doctor :   were you getting proper erections ?
Doctor :   also do you have any other medical conditions ?
Doctor :   do you smoke or consume alcohol ?
User :   On in the past I had no problems with this, all thrucollege no issue. My medcal histoy is good, I only take one prescription,Norco 10/325 for a past SI joint injury. Im pyhscially real;y healthy.
User :   Idont smoke, and drink maybe 2-5 beers a week
Doctor :   ok did you underwent any medical tests ?
User :   Yeha, my primary care doc, did blood work, and even said my testosterone was alittle low. Do you think the testorone is the cause of this? If so how do I get the levels up? Im not over weight, run 3 times a wee.
Doctor :   low testosterone levels in the body can be supplemented by hormone replacement with testosterone. Testosterone replacement therapy can be prescribed as an intramuscular injection usually given on a biweekly basis, as a patch or gel placed on the skin, or as putty that is applied to the gums of the mouth. Each of the treatments has its risks and benefits. The decision as to which form of testosterone to use depends upon the clinical situation. Discussions between the patient and health care practitioner often helps decide which medication to use.
User :   Ok, so you think the low test level are the cause? If so I will setup an appt, with my doc, because I have to get this situation corrected. Thanks so much for the input, and please let me know if there is anything else i should have my doc check for???
Doctor :   you should discuss with a endocrinologist
Doctor :   yes the MAJOR cause is the low level
Doctor :   dont worry it can be cured
Doctor :   The ability to treat the condition depends upon recognizing symptoms and seeking medical care. Once the cause for the low testosterone levels is diagnosed, testosterone replacement therapy may be helpful in reversing the symptoms related to those low levels.
User :   ok, that makes me feel alot better! Is there anyway this could be a hernia? My friend who is a RN saidit could be a hernia as well. Do you think that may also be a chance, that I have a hernia?
Doctor :   no it does not look like a hernia
Doctor :   from the symptoms
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