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What tests do you need during testosterone replacement therapy?

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Your doctor will measure your testosterone level and adjust your dose if needed at the 3- and 6-month marks after treatment begins. After that you'll be tested once a year.

At the same time, your doctor will check your red blood cell levels.

If you had osteoporosis when you started TRT, you'll get your bone density measured within 1-2 years.

Your doctor will evaluate your prostate cancer risk at the start of treatment, maybe at 3 and 6 months, and then every year.

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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