Testosterone and enlarged Prostate

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I have an enlarged prostate and have been on testosterone meds for a year nowsuppose to boost my labido. What do you gus think. The Doc. says no problem.

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    I believe it is dihydrotestosterone which is the main driver behind prostate cell growth and not testosterone however, if you have any concerns get a second opinion from another medical professional, preferably one who specialises in endocrinology.
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      My understanding is Testosterone is converted to DHT. I'm on my phone looking it up is a PITA

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      I believe so. Firnasteride blocks the conversion of testosterone to DHT. I think DHT jas been linked to prostate growth. I assume higher testosterone levels would raise the chances of prostate growth. That said im not a doctor nor have i read up on this stuff recently. I forgot to look for this info over the weekend on my desktop computer. Too hard to search for this stuff on my.phone.
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      Thank you so much for your input. I think your right but no doctor will sawhat doctors y that. I have started to question doctors motives and it boils down to the bottom line. I have stopped the testosterone shots [1 cc per wk ] and aso gone to decaf coffee. Psa test in two weeks. Will keep you informed. Thanks again. Richard
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      There are some new studies out that have some interesting data. To condense it, men who during their lives who have naturally produced normal to high levels of testosterone are less likely to develop prostrate cancer. There are a few of these studies, which seem to point to health gonads will help prostrate keep the prostrate healthy. It was not clear if men who have to go on TRT get the same benefit of higher T levels with supplements as compared to the body's natural testosterone production.

      I have been on TRT for about fifteen years and had a PSA concern early last year. One thing I learned. Prior to a PSA blood draw. No sex and stay off bumpy lawn tractors for a couple of hours the day prior to the draw. Also remind the PA to do the blood draw prior to a DRE.

      After a second opinion from a NP and some antibiotics and reducing DHEA supplement and reduced my TRT replacement and the next clean test, no sex not riding mower levels were back down to 2.6 and my Doctor at that point is less concerned. When reading about PSA and other aspects of the concern is where I ran into the studies mentioned above.

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