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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Does Wellbutrin affect testosterone levels?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36 year old male. I suddenly developed sexual dysfunction, I have reduced interest, arousal, plateau, and orgasm. The triggering event seems to be the discontinuation of 150 mg Bupropion because of adverse effects. I switched to 20 mg Citalopram, and over the course of six month... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from the history you gave and the levels of testosterone you mentioned, it is very high level of serum testosterone. There are usually some males who normally have high testosterone levels without any major underlying disease. I will discus... Read Full »
How to know the reason for low testosterone?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 34 years old. My weight is 185 lbs. I am married for four years. I am unable to make a relationship with my wife. The erection problem is there for the past two years. I checked my testosterone level, which is 183. Why is it low? Please advise me the ways to increase the testosterone... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your testosterone is quite low. We first need to find the cause of that. In that regard, I recommend the following tests to you. FBS (fasting blood sugar), PPBS (postprandial blood sugar), SHBG (sex hormone-binding globulin), TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone), serum prol... Read Full »
Please guide me with the reports if I have gynecomastia.
Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. My height is 5 feet 10 inches and weight is 192 lbs. I am having gynecomastia. I have attached the biochemical test results, laboratory reports. Please guide the treatment if I have low testosterone. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your testosterone levels are normal. But, you need to undergo further tests like serum TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone), serum estradiol and serum prolactin for the evaluation of gynecomastia. Kindly get these tests done and revert back with the reports. Read Full »
What does bioavailable testosterone do?
Query: Hi doctor, My husband was found to have elevated testosterone (over 1009 - the limit of the test), but normal LH and other hormones. A testicular ultrasound was normal. What are the possible diagnoses? Could Graves' disease cause this? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Graves' disease does not cause high testosterone. I have a few questions. 1. What medicine he is taking now? What is his age? 2. Is he on any supplements? What was the bioavailable testosterone? Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old white female. My height is 5.4 feet and weight is 165 lbs. I am a healthy athlete (CrossFit athlete and a former state champion). I had a very high stress as entrepreneur for more than 5 years. My initial complaints were low energy, depression, fatigue, irregular, heavy... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is probably PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) as you mentioned. Your history is consistent with it. I need the actual report of testosterone to know the method used for analysis and whether it was total or bioavailable testosterone. I noticed the liver function te... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old male and I do not want to do a MTF transition. However, I would like to stop my body from being affected by testosterone. I just turned 20 and as I grow older my body will continue to produce testosterone which will change my body into something more manly and cause me ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First let me make sure that I have understood your query. Basically you are a male and want to remain as a male but you need to avoid the manly transition and retain your feminine look. Please correct me if I am wrong. Well, there are many ways to do that. But what is i... Read Full »
What is the reason for nausea and loss of appetite?
Query: Hi doctor,My husband has been feeling very unwell. He is having nausea and dry retching in the morning, loss of appetite, weight loss, and muscle loss. His blood work shows elevated ferritin of 537 and low sodium of 132.He has had a normal colonoscopy, endoscopy, abdominal ultrasound, and CT scan. I... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Increased serum ferritin (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is usually a sign of chronic inflammation. Here the symptoms of nausea, loss of appetite and morning symptoms indicate possible gastric cause. Chro... Read Full »
Do testosterone have effect on personality?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 29-years-old male. I am 5'6" feet in height and weighs about 149.9 pounds. I would like to know about testosterone injection if I took it in a small dosage weekly will that help my appearance to be more manly? Even that my appearance is manly but in general my physical built is sm... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. Testosterone injections have beneficial effects if only blood testosterone level is low. Otherwise, it may harm you in several ways. For a more manly look, the best solution is to do exercise. I have answered your question in the... Read Full »
Which tests should I undergo to determine hormonal imbalance?
Query: Hi doctor, My problem is that I am having man boobs and love handles. They just will not go away. I workout and reduced a lot of fat, but the fat in this area is stubborn. I want to know whether there is any hormonal imbalance in my body like high content of estrogen. What tests should I undergo to ... Read Full »
Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is called gynecomastia which is quite common and needs treatment due to cosmetic reasons. First of all, this may be natural following obesity or due to hormonal imbalance inside you. You need a checkup whether there is any hormonal imbalance. A testicular examinatio... 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »