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Does testosterone replacement therapy have side effects?

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Yes. They may include:

  • Acne and oily skin
  • Lower sperm count, which can cause infertility
  • Greater chance of blood clots
  • Shrinkage of the testicles
  • Larger breasts
  • Higher risk of heart attack and stroke

SOURCES:

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

Bassil, N. , June 22, 2009. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management

McGill, J. , November 2012. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine

Endocrine Society: "Testosterone Therapy in Adult Men with Androgen Deficiency Syndromes."

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 07, 2019

SOURCES:

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

Bassil, N. , June 22, 2009. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management

McGill, J. , November 2012. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine

Endocrine Society: "Testosterone Therapy in Adult Men with Androgen Deficiency Syndromes."

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 07, 2019

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