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Androgel/Weight Gain

Hey Doc..I had posted a question about painful testosterone injections a couple of months ago and followed your advice and switched to Androgel. I have been using the gel for about 6 weeks. I have gained about 5-7 pounds without changing my eating...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Testosterone supplementation (by any route) can be associated with increased muscle mass, as well as improved libido, mood, and other effects. Switching from testosterone injections to AndroGel in and of itself should not cause weight gain. Its... Read more »

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