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Testosterone is a primary male sex hormone, which is made by the testicles. This hormone is responsible for the development of male reproductive organs like testes and prostate, and it also promotes secondary sexual characteristics like body hair, hoarse voice, etc. It is also made in the female ovaries but in a very less amount.

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I am a 30-year-old male having chronic prostatitis of unknown etiology. Can hormones be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old male having chronic prostatitis of unknown etiology as said by the doctor (done cultures, MRI(magnetic resonance imaging), ultrasound, and digital rectal exam, but all are negative). Yet, persistently high tPSA of 9 to 12. I am trying to investigate if there are oth...  Read Full »

Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I do not know of any hormonal causes that directly cause chronic prostatitis from my experience or review of the literature. If not checked, please check for raised blood glucose levels or diabetes. If they have no...  Read Full »

I am 51 years old. I have been suffering from erectile dysfunction with premature ejaculation. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am 51 years old. I have been suffering from erectile dysfunction with premature ejaculation. Please help.Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Kindly attach CBC (complete blood count) report. As your cholesterol level is high, I suggest you take treatment for that. I hope this information will help you. Thanks.  Read Full »

I have erectile dysfunction after excess masturbation. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am taking Levothyroxine for the past many years. I also had some low testosterone blood levels for which I started with testosterone replacement therapy. I am eating healthy food, exercising, and losing weight also. However, during my exams, I was in stress due to which I masturbated...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Repeated masturbation can cause mental exhaustion and memory loss. Therefore, you might be experiencing a loss of sleep. It can also cause temporary erectile dysfunction. I suggest you masturbate once or twice a...  Read Full »

My issue of orgasm without much pleasure has worsened in the last year. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had an issue of faint orgasms without much pleasure for the past eight to ten years, which has worsened since last year. I have no issues with erections. I have also noticed slight tingling sensation, without numbness. My testosterone level was around 345 ng/dL earlier, but it h...  Read Full »

Dr. Saurabh Subhash Pandya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Let me know if there are any urinary complaints. There can be a possibility of retrograde ejaculation, where the semen, instead of going forwards, goes back into the bladder. If your urine shows sperm after ejaculation, there is a possibilit...  Read Full »

I have low testosterone levels after a recent check-up. Will diet and exercise improve testosterone levels?

Query: Hi doctor, I did a complete body check-up and other tests. I was informed that I have low testosterone levels. What should I eat, and should I start exercising? What other ways will help improve testosterone levels? Kindly help me.   Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I suggest you take Shilajit, Ashwagandha, and Musli. Also, exercise regularly and sleep for eight hours a day. I hope this has helped you.  Read Full »

What does my test reports of azoospermia show?

Query: Hello doctor, I am diagnosed with azoaspermia, I also went for FSH, LH, and testosterone test. The results are as follows FSH 20.290, LH 11.92, testosterone:2.55. I need you to explain these results to me.  Read Full »

Dr. Nadia Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This result means that you have undergone testicular insufficiency, failure which means that testis in your body are not producing enough testosterone hormone to complete the process of sperm formation. Testicular insufficiency is being confirmed by the elevated leve...  Read Full »

My penis is not getting hard enough while engaging in sexual activities despite no serious health issues. Why?

Query: Hello, doctor,I am 24 years old, and I do not believe that I have any serious health issues. However, I am experiencing a problem where my penis is not getting hard enough when I attempt to engage in sexual activity. As a result, I am unable to penetrate. I find this situation embarrassing, and I am...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello,Welcome to can understand your concern. You may be experiencing erectile dysfunction (ED). Possible reasons for ED include:Stress related to work or family responsibilities, and night duties - Consider incorporating regular exercise and yoga into your routine to help manage stres...  Read Full »

I have erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. What tests should I get?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old male. I have erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. My height is 60 inches, and my weight is around 149 pounds. I do exercise twice a week. I want to go ahead and get a testosterone level test. Please give me your advice on this. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav Vishal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. For your problem of erectile dysfunction (ED) and premature ejaculation, I would suggest you get blood tests such as; serum testosterone, both free and total testosterone, serum lipid profile, thyroid function tes...  Read Full »

How to improve my testosterone level?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old. My total testosterone was low. It was 400 ng/dL. This was on last Friday after a very intense week with insufficient sleep and no exercise. My question is, am I stuck with this? How can I improve this to any value within the normal range?  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read and understood your problem. However, I would like you to answer few questions so that I can help you better. Why did you do the test? Do you have any sexual or infertility problem? Male testosterone levels (T level) usually range between 250 ng/dL and 850 ...  Read Full »

Does varicocele affect the fertility potential?

Query: Hi doctor,I was currently diagnosed with small varicoceles via an ultrasound. I am a frequent weightlifter, and I worry that the continuation of lifting weights will lead to the varicoceles worsening and affecting my testosterone. My urologist said they are not bad enough for any surgical procedure ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to Yes, you can use scrotal support while doing weight lifting. Varicocele does not affect testosterone levels. What happens in varicocele is that there is dilatation of veins in the scrotum or testes to increase the temperature of the scrotum, and hence sperms become n...  Read Full »

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