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I have been getting testosterone injections for maybe 3

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I have been getting testosterone injections for maybe 3 years. My co-pay has gone up to $55 per visit, and they are every three weeks. Can I cut the injection down to once 0per month or maybe just go without them? I had my prostate taken out due to cancer, but all my PSA tests have been 0. After I had my prostate out, my testosterone level went way down below 100. I am 63 years old. IF I choose not to get the injections, what might be the outcome, or is it hard to say?
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Urologist: Ross, Urologist replied 7 months ago

w​hat was your gleason score

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Urologist: Ross, Urologist replied 7 months ago

its hard to tell you may get some rebound of your levels from your testicles

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Urologist: Ross, Urologist replied 7 months ago

after prostate cancer you need to stay off supplemental testosterone for 5-10 yrs depending on the gleason

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Urologist: Ross, Urologist replied 7 months ago

you may come back some naturally remember the levels are only true if drawn in the morning

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Urologist: Ross, Urologist replied 7 months ago

I​ hope that helped some rating appreciated

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I think Gleason was a 3/3.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
you're saying my blood test to measure testosterone has to be taken in the morning? Why hasn't my urologist told me I shouldn't be getting injections, especially when y PSA is 0?
Urologist: Ross, Urologist replied 7 months ago

testosterone in your body is highest in morning lowest in afternoomn, I would get a 8am level to see where you truly are then decide.

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