Risks of Testosterone Therapy
What are the Risks of Testosterone Treatment?
These side effects are not permanent and they go away as soon as the treatment is completed. Some of the risks of testosterone treatment include:
- Problem to people around you: this applies to people who apply testosterone creams. It is extremely rare for this to happen but there are possibilities of its happening. When a child gets in contact with the cream, it might lead to premature puberty in the child and could have some negative effects on others too. This is why it is advised that you wash your hands properly after application and make sure the areas where the cream is applied does not get to touch people around.
- Polycythemia: this is a condition when there is an increase in red blood cells which causes the blood to thicken and there are chances of blood clot (a condition that could lead to stroke as a result of the thickening).
- Prostate problems: testosterone treatment causes several prostate problems. It can stimulate prostate tissues and this makes patients feel pressed often, even when the bladder is empty and sometimes, the urine is mixed with blood. There are also cases of prostate noncancerous growth and prostate cancer, and so, it is advised that you go regularly for check-up to notice this earlier although it doesn’t happen to every patient.
- Skin problems: the application of testosterone creams and the use of the pallet implant methods can cause certain skin problems. Some of these problems include; itching, soreness, acne, rashes, burning, etc.