Testosterone

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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Please suggest tests to diagnose male sex problems.

Query: Hi doctor, This is regarding the personal health of my husband. I am suffering from a very bad sex life due to very low sex interest of my husband. To tell about the past, we had a long courtship period of 1-1/2 years in which I was able to understand from his conversations that he has very low int...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. Despite having low sex drive is normal for some men, I do not think the behavior exhibited by your husband falls in the normal range. It is possible that he has some fears related to sexuality, which makes it difficult for ...  Read Full »

Why do I get periods only with medication?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old girl. I am suffering from irregular periods for the last two years. With medication period occurs, but the problem persists when the medicine is discontinued. I had my last periods two months back. Tests done for TSH and pelvic ultrasound done. Please guide.  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is an association of irregular cycle with cystic ovaries as seen by ultrasonography of the abdomen (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is, I suppose, a polycystic ovarian syndrome, for which you are suffering from irregular and absent menstruati...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a solution for erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old male. My height is 5'11" and weight is 90 kg. I am going to be married next year. My problem is that I am suffering from erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. In my case the erections are there, but the ejaculation is even quick. The erections are not full. Wh...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation can cause significant distress to a person. If your erectile dysfunction is persistent then I would advise you to get your serum testosterone and serum prolactin done to rule out any hormonal cause. If that comes back normal ...  Read Full »

Do I need to check hormones for erectile dysfunction?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently I was diagnosed as type 2 diabetic. Now, I am suffering from erectile dysfunction and weakness. My testosterone level is 280. Do I need to check other hormones?  Read Full »


Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Did you check this hormone early morning? Preferably, sample should be given before 9 AM to an endocrinology reputed laboratory. Lot of errors can happen and always test for total testosterone. Now you can control your diabetes and start some exercises. Preferably, mornin...  Read Full »

How to increase penis size?

Query: Hi doctor, My penis is small in both length and girth. It not even measures 4 inches. I just need to know is there anything I can do to make it normal.  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. You have not mentioned whether your 4 inches size is on erection or in flaccid state. There is no medically proven treatment to increase penis size. It cannot be increased unless you have hormonal problems. Size of penis varies fro...  Read Full »

Do testosterone have effect on personality?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29-years-old male. I am 173 cm in height and weighs about 68 kg. 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 small compa...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

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 th...  Read Full »

Can high DHEA-S level in females cause facial hair?

Query: Hello doctor, My DHEA-S level is 482, which is quite high for a female. The test was done after more than 12 hours of fasting. Is it fine? The test was done as I have seven to eight thick facial hairs on my chin. About four years back, I visited a doctor for the same issue of facial hair. After c...  Read Full »


Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Dermatologist, Venereologist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, Hair Transplant Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your testosterone and dihydrotestosterone levels are normal, then this level is not of much significance. So, please send me your testosterone and DHT levels. Revert back with the details to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/derm...  Read Full »

What should I do to have beard in teen age?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 19 years old, and I want a beard on my face. What should I do? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query. First of all, I want to tell you that beard growth is related to your hormones, mainly testosterone. Sometimes in some men, it took longer to grow a beard. You are still in your teen years. So do not worry and wait for some more years because as yo...  Read Full »

Do steroids make you more sexually active?

Query: Hi doctor, What is the effect of sex for an athlete? Does sex cause any bad side effects while taking steroids? Because it is said that having sex is not good while taking a steroid cycle as if it will decrease the gains from the steroid. What is the effect of sex on the body generally?  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sex has no ill effect on your body. It is one kind of exercise and stress reliever. It releases endorphins and oxytocin in your body which reduces stress, boosts immunity, relieves pain and enhances mood. Sex increases heart rate, blood pressure, etc., and you might feel...  Read Full »

I am 69 year old and my sperm count is less. What can be done to increase the quality?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 69 years old male with 184 lb and 6’1" in height. For three years, my volume averaged 0.5 ml antegrade and 1.5 ml retrograde, motility 8 to 17 %, concentration 25 to 80 million. In the past two years, the volume has been 0.2 ml, concentration 20 to 30 million, motility either 0 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The causes for retrograde ejaculation can be many rights from drug abuse, chronic conditions like diabetes, Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injury, or any prostatic surgery or medications. They can be evaluated in detail, and the cause can be identified and treated ...  Read Full »

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