|application of androgel to scrotum
Nov 22, 2002
I am being treated for low testosterone with androgel. My level has risen from 250 to 600. I am feeling much better, less depressed and putting on weight, however my libido still hasn't increased. I've read that normal levels can be as high as 1100. On Sep 30, 2002 you advised someone to apply half a package of androgel to his scrotum. Would this increase the absorption? The literature says not to apply to scrotum, do you know why? I would like to increase my testosterone level a little more, my partner is getting a little impatient about my lack of libido. Any advise will be appreciated. Thank you.
| Response from Dr. Henry
There is concern about scrotal skin irritation and excessive absorption of testosterone with scotal application of Androgel. I don't generally recommend that but occasionally have made that suggestion and then observe to see what happens. KH
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