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Will taking testosterone shots inhibit natural testosterone

Customer Question

Will taking testosterone shots inhibit natural testosterone production?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: My MD gives me testosterone shots every two months. I do not know the brand or dosage.
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: No medications, no allergies.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Not that I can think of. I am 73 years of age and in good health but tests showed low testosterone.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 months ago.

yes, taking your testosterone shots can suppress your body's own testosteorne production.

your testosterone is regulated by your own pituitary gland.

taking shots can give you higher levels of testosterone which can cause your pituitary gland to lower your FSH levels which will suppress your own testicles production of testosterone.