Question: Can I Get Testosterone From My Doctor?

Normal testosterone levels are between 300 and 1,000 ng/dL .

If a blood test shows that your levels are far below the norm, your doctor may suggest testosterone injections.

These are a form treatment called testosterone replacement therapy.

Testosterone injections are most often given by your doctor.

Can you get testosterone prescribed?

Testosterone levels generally peak during adolescence and early adulthood. Testosterone replacement therapy can improve the signs and symptoms of low testosterone in these men. Doctors may prescribe testosterone as injections, pellets, patches or gels.

How do I get my doctor to prescribe testosterone?

You can make an appointment with your primary care doctor or seek the help of a urologist, who specializes in male sex organs. If fertility is an issue, you can talk to a reproductive endocrinologist. They treat hormone imbalances in both men and women.

How much does testosterone therapy cost?

Testosterone therapy cost will vary for patients who do not have insurance or choose not to use their insurance. Testosterone therapy cost for your first year of treatment starts at $122 per month plus the cost of medication. This cost includes 10 visits and 5 lab tests and you pay as you go.

Is taking testosterone dangerous?

Men on long-term using forms of testosterone therapy long term appear to have a higher risk of cardiovascular problems, like heart attacks, strokes, and deaths from heart disease. Some physicians also have a lingering concern that testosterone therapy could stimulate the growth of prostate cancer cells.

Can you buy testosterone over the counter?

There are many testosterone supplements available to buy over the counter that purport to increase a person’s testosterone. However, there is typically little evidence to demonstrate their effectiveness.

Is there a prescription pill for low testosterone?

The drug, called enclomiphene citrate, may prove to be more effective in treating men with low testosterone than the testosterone gels and injections currently prescribed. That’s because the medicine helps the body produce its own testosterone and may be cheaper and more convenient to use.

Does testosterone therapy really work?

Yet it is an underdiagnosed problem, with only about 5% of those affected receiving treatment. Studies have shown that testosterone-replacement therapy may offer a wide range of benefits for men with hypogonadism, including improved libido, mood, cognition, muscle mass, bone density, and red blood cell production.

How long does testosterone therapy take to work?

For men who are prescribed testosterone replacement therapy, it usually takes three to six months to work, Farooq says. “Some men may see improvement sooner, but for most men it’s a gradual process,” Farooq says.

Will testosterone give me energy?

One of the trademark symptoms of low testosterone in men is chronic fatigue — the type of tiredness that doesn’t improve after rest. The hormone testosterone, produced mainly by the testes, drives a man’s sexual desire. It also helps make sperm cells, maintains muscle, and generates energy.