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What are the side effects of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) for erectile dysfunction (ED)?

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Some of the side effects of TRT include:

  • Acne
  • Shrinkage of testicles
  • Larger breasts

Check with your doctor for other possible side effects.

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Testosterone Added to Standard Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction," "Testosterone and Erection Physiology."

Urology Care Foundation: "Low Testosterone (Hypogonadism)."

Rajfer, J. Reviews in Urology, Spring 2000.

ChoosingWisely.org: "Treatment for Erection Problems."

University of California, San Francisco: "Erectile Dysfunction (ED)."

Liao, M. PLoS One, June 21, 2012.

Isidori, A. Clinical Endocrinology (Oxford), October 2005.

University of California, Los Angeles: "Erectile Dysfunction",

Rhoden, E. New England Journal of Medicine, Jan. 29, 2004.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 07, 2019

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Testosterone Added to Standard Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction," "Testosterone and Erection Physiology."

Urology Care Foundation: "Low Testosterone (Hypogonadism)."

Rajfer, J. Reviews in Urology, Spring 2000.

ChoosingWisely.org: "Treatment for Erection Problems."

University of California, San Francisco: "Erectile Dysfunction (ED)."

Liao, M. PLoS One, June 21, 2012.

Isidori, A. Clinical Endocrinology (Oxford), October 2005.

University of California, Los Angeles: "Erectile Dysfunction",

Rhoden, E. New England Journal of Medicine, Jan. 29, 2004.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 07, 2019

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