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getting hairy from depo test
Apr 25, 2004

hello..I am on 200mg of depo test. injections 1 time a week. I am noticing quite alot of new hair. My back is getting very furry.. is there anything that I can do...also..when i stop this or use less of the depo..will the hair go the meantime what can I do. thanks so much

Response from Dr. Henry

Increased hair is a common outcome from testosterone supplementation. The location of hair response may be somewhat genetically determined-I don't know of any way to alter that. A lower dose or more consistent (daily replacement with a topical formulation) may be worth trying to see if there is a different hair response in your case. Testosterone replacement is popular but is generally a quality of life use of a drug--the long term consequences of testosterone replacement have not been well studied (in women hormone replacement has been studied for decades with many large studies recently indicating that hormone replacement improves short term quality of life but may increase long term serious complications). KH

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