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Q. Shall I go for testosterone injection to treat my erectile dysfunction problem?

Answered by
Dr. Saurabh S Pandya
and medically reviewed by Dr.Nithila A
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 24, 2019 and last reviewed on: Sep 28, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am 35-year-old male weight 136 kgs and height 6 ft 1". My blood sugar is 160, HbA1c is 7.2. Testosterone is 153, free testosterone is 3.2. I am undergoing treatment for depression for which my medications are Qutipin 50 mg at night and Arip Mt 10 mg bd. I have consulted a sexologist for my sexual problems after my marriage six months ago. I am facing erection issues. My doctor was giving me medications to treat my dysfunction. But post my blood test reports he suggested me to take Testosterone injections 250 mg for six months.

Shall I go for injections? Will it have any adverse impact on my body. Like baldness or growth of male breast or for that matter any impact. Will my sexual dysfunction be treated with Testosterone injections. Please help as I do not know what to do.



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Erectile dysfunction, in your case, could be due to depression itself, due to medications, or low testosterone levels, or diabetes.

1. Are you diabetic?

2. When did erection problems start? Was it related to an episode of depression, or was it after starting medicines?

3. Is there a problem with sexual desire? Did you take medicines for this? What effect did they have?

4. Is the problem only when you are with your partner? Do you masturbate?

5. I would suggest Testosterone undecanoate depot 1g injections every three months if at all, we narrow down the cause of sexual dysfunction to low testosterone levels. Alternatively, you can try testosterone gel, applied once daily over skin to let dry. By this method, you can know if it works and if it does not help, you can stop using it. Using testosterone, some people may get mood changes, anger, high hemoglobin levels, etc. but benefits are improved sexual function, weight loss, increased muscle mass and agility, reduced blood sugars, improvement in sleep problems, etc. You can answer the above questions, and I can help you better after that.

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