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Posted on Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Question: What would happen if testosterone cream was applied to the penis
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Nothing will happen If applied for a short duration ,

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for query .

Testosterone is available in the form of Gel and is to be applied over shoulder ,back and abdomen preferably after birth .

The Testosterone is absorbed and stored in a deep layer of skin called Dermis and gradually released in general circulation for effective action .

Since penile skin has very thin layer of dermis hence it will not be stored and will not have any desirable action .

Since it is alcohol based may cause irritation or burn of penile skin .

If one has unprotected sex after applying Testosterone Gel over penis it may get absorbed by vaginal mucosa and will have bad side effect in female partner .

Long term use of gel over penis may cause increase in Estrogen levels which may cause shrinkage of penis .

Hence it is recomonded not to be applied over genitals

Hope I have answered your query ,please feel free to ask if you have more questions,I shall be happy to help you
Thanks and Regards.
Dr.Patil.


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What would happen if testosterone cream was applied to the

Brief Answer: Nothing will happen If applied for a short duration , Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for query . Testosterone is available in the form of Gel and is to be applied over shoulder ,back and abdomen preferably after birth . The Testosterone is absorbed and stored in a deep layer of skin called Dermis and gradually released in general circulation for effective action . Since penile skin has very thin layer of dermis hence it will not be stored and will not have any desirable action . Since it is alcohol based may cause irritation or burn of penile skin . If one has unprotected sex after applying Testosterone Gel over penis it may get absorbed by vaginal mucosa and will have bad side effect in female partner . Long term use of gel over penis may cause increase in Estrogen levels which may cause shrinkage of penis . Hence it is recomonded not to be applied over genitals Hope I have answered your query ,please feel free to ask if you have more questions,I shall be happy to help you Thanks and Regards. Dr.Patil.