Low Testosterone (Low T) - Symptoms

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What are the symptoms of low testosterone?

Low testosterone symptoms in males

In males, symptoms of decreased testosterone depend upon when the low levels occur.

If there is inadequate testosterone in the fetus, genital development may be affected. There may be poor development of the penis and scrotum, with an appearance of female genitalia or ambiguous genitalia that are neither male nor female. Remember that the definition of male is based upon the type of chromosomes present and not necessarily upon the outward physical appearance.

If low testosterone occurs before or during puberty, there may be a lack of sexual maturation. Signs may include failure to develop muscle mass, failure of the voice to deepen, poor growth of body hair, enlarged breasts (gynecomastia), and failure of the penis and testes to enlarge.

In adulthood, low testosterone may lead to decreased sexual function and desire, infertility, and erectile dysfunction. Loss of hair, decreased muscle mass, and osteoporosis or decreased bone density may occur.

Low testosterone symptoms in females

While low testosterone is usually thought of as a male disease, low levels may occur in women and cause significant issues. Symptoms may include hot flashes, irritability, loss of sexual desire (decreased libido), and sleep disturbances. Loss of muscle mass, decreased bone density (osteoporosis), and loss of body hair may also be seen.

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Comment from: Li'l Abner, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: January 05

I have Low Testosterone, and have been getting shots every 3 weeks for 2 years now. It has made an enormous difference in my life. I regained muscle mass, lost weight, regained my interest in Sex. My Dr. has decided that I should go off of the shots for 4 months so she could determine the cause of my low T. Since then I have gained 10 pounds, I am developing breasts, I have no interest in sex, I don't want to leave the house or do anything with friends and family, I am depressed most of the time. I fear she won't return to giving me the shots because she said that since I have sleep apnea it disqualifies me from T therapy. I don't know what I'll do if I have to live like this.

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Comment from: June T., 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 19

I am 38 and had a partial hysterectomy almost 3 years ago. Since then my ovaries have significantly decreased in size. My T levels were super low at a 5! My doctor put me on Testosterone cream to use nightly but the side effects are a nuisance. It greatly increases my desires which are not always a good thing. My fear & concern is the long term effects on my body by me not using the cream. I'm already at risk for bone loss/Osteoporosis due to my hysterectomy and failing ovaries. Since i am only in my late 30's I'm nervous to see how this might affect me in another 30 years.

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