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Do you have documented low levels of testosterone or estrogen?
If so, could you provide the levels?
When I try to access this URL, it says that I do not have access.
I have still not received the results of the lab work.
The first part of your question is easier to answer and can be done without the lab work.
Anything that increases testosterone levels will typically increase the estrogen levels. One of the common metabolic pathways is conversion of testosterone into estrogen, and the enzyme that does this is present in many places in the body, but particularly is located in fatty tissue. So, while everyone will have some elevation in estrogen from increased levels of testosterone, someone that is overweight will have a more significant elevation in estrogen levels.
The other question about what else can be done is more complex and can be better answered with knowledge of the hormone levels, which is why I asked for the test results. If you can get the test results, then I can provide further comment. And if you can also get the results before any treatment was initiated, a more complete answer can be provided.
Thank you for the additional information.
Ideally, two different measurements of testosterone should have been done before starting testosterone replacement. A free testosterone is a more difficult assay, and is primarily used to help in someone with testosterone levels that are normal but low in the normal range. In someone with cearly low total testosterone, the free testosterone is not that helpful.
With the testosterone levels that you have had, the current guidelines would recommend testosterone replacement, either by injection or topical testosterone, with adjustment of the dose to achieve a testosterone level in the middle of the normal range. You do not say why you stopped the injections, but if you were having difficulty with the injections, then the recommended alternative would be topical testosterone.