|ANDROGEL DURING PROSTATITIS
Feb 20, 2003
Dr. Bob: I asked this question a couple of months ago, with no response from you. I'm trying again.
What are your thoughts about using Androgel while one is battling prostatitis? No one I've spoken with in the medical community seems to know.
Is there any risk of exacerbating the prostatitis, or causing it, by using Andogel supplementation?
My prostatitis is abacterial -meaning that no bacterial cultures can be grown from my urine samples. I'v been suffering with this for over 4 months - two months on antibiotics did nothing.
Just wondered what your thoughts were on continuing to use Androgel during this time.
My most recent lab work: t-cells: 180; viral load: 5,000.
Response from Dr. Frascino
Prostatitis for 4 months? Ouch! Have you seen a urologist? If not, you should! AndroGel (testosterone gel) will not adversely affect prostatitis. AndroGel should not be used in men with prostate cancer, but there are no contraindications that I'm aware of for men with prostatitis (inflammation) per se. Since you will be seeing a urologist soon (right?), you can double check with him or her.
You should also check in with your AIDS specialist. He/she might want to get an HIV resistance test to see if your current meds are your best option. It would be nice to drive your viral load to undetectable and push those T-cells up over 200.
Hello again Dr Bob - karate girl here again!
Health nut has anemia?!
- Cold Feet After Unprotected Anal Sex Without Ejaculation Does It Mean I Have HIV
- Flu Symptoms After Having Sex During Period Worried I Have HIV
- Testicular Pain After Drinking Water Worried I Have HIV
- Tingling Lips After Unprotected Anal Sex Without Ejaculation Does It Mean I Have HIV
- White Spots After Mutual Masturbation Worried I Have HIV
- Can Amoxicillin Cure Chlamydia?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.