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Testosterone therapy and stopping it cold turkey

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I have been on Testosterone therapy for 5 months and I haven't seen any real benefits from it. What's the best way to stop it? Ihave heard cold turkey isn't the way to go.

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Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
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Hello,

Thank you for asking your query at DoctorSpring.

I have discussed your concern with our team Endocrinologist Dr. JM
You haven't mentioned the indication/reason for using Testosterone. Testosterone supplementation is useful only in men with Hypogonadism. There is no specific recommendation for stopping testosterone. However it is safer to taper it off over a course of 2-3 weeks. You are recommended to do this in consult with your Doctor as you will need a testicular and prostate examination. A baseline complete blood count is also recommended.

Let me know the dose and type of supplementation you are taking. Also the indication.

Hope this helps
Thank you


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
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MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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