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Hypogonadism And The Testicles

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side effects of testosterone

I have been positive for 20 years and am on 5 HIV meds. My Dr. checked my testosterone and it was low, so she put me on testosterone. My question is, what are the side effects? I have been told it is possible for my testies to shrink and grow...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...drive (not necessarily an "unwanted" side effect!), mood swings, aggressive behavior, persistent painful erections, shrinking testicles and breast tissue growth.In addition, long-term use of high-dose testosterone can damage the liver, causing... Read more »

Do I have hypogonadism?

I am a 26 year old male. I have ha few or no erections my entire life I have a history of anorexia, bulimia and took Haldol for a misdiaganosed case of schizophrenia. For a period of roughly one year I took a monthly Haldol injection and took the...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Your doctor should check your total and free testosteron, prolactin, LH and FSH hormones in order to assess this problem. He may then consider referal to a hormone specialist (endochrinologist) to futhre investigate and treat as appropriate.As for... Read more »

Androgel and Deca: Counterproductive Combo?

On two separate cycles, my doctor prescribed one androgel packet( testosterone gel 1% )on a daily basis. In addition, I was receving one injection of 300 ml of deca (steroid) every two weeks. Each cycle (two in 10 months ) that lasted 12 weeks...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...and anabolic steroids can increase muscle mass in the setting of exercise and proper diet but can result in shrinkage of the testis. If you were shown to be hypogonadal prior to starting the steroids that condition seems to be more common in HIV+... Read more »

hypogonadism

Dear Dr. Young,Is it possible for hypogonadism to start as soon as 2 months after infection?I have total erectile dsyfunction and am wondering what the story is.Jim
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...about your physical and mental health. At first glance, I would think that it's rather unlikely that you'd have HIV-induced hypogonadism to quickly after initial infection-- fortunately, a simple blood test can ascertain if you have low... Read more »
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Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

Treatment of Hypogonadism in Men with HIV Infection

... Introduction: A number of endocrine abnormalities have been reported in people infected with HIV. Among these, hypogonadism is well described, particularly as men progress to AIDS and in those who are wasting. Testosterone has both anabolic... Read more »
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The Prevalence of Hypogonadism in HIV-Infected Patients Receiving HAART

... The prevalence of hypogonadism in HIV-infected patients receiving HAART (Poster Presentation TuPeB3180) Authored by M. Desyatnik, A. Baaj, A. Fisher (United Read more »
The Endocrine Society

Endocrine Society Calls for Medicare Coverage of DXA Bone Density Testing to Be Extended to Men With Testosterone Deficiency

...association of testosterone deficiency with low bone density and osteoporosis, Medicare does not provide coverage for bone density testing for these individuals. To address this concern, today The Endocrine Society issued a Position Statement ,... Read more »
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...I tested positive for HIV on 12/10. My boyfriend just got his results back today 12/21. His results came back negative. We have been Read more »

Pain in the testies...(Anon One?)

Posted by WhatDoIDo
...Is there any connection? I have a shooting pain in one testicle that comes and goes. I know one of the causes is: "Infection or inflammation of the epididymis (epididymitis) or testicle Read more »