I spilled a small amount of Androgel on my penis and it seemed to help the poor circulation/blood flow problem and resulting shrinkage I have had for years. Why can't I continue using Androgel in this way to midigate this discomfort?
10 Jan 2010
I have read if applied to the genitals you will have less of the absorbed Testosterone converted via Aromatase to estrogen. If estrogen is too high it can cause loss of libido and is suspected of other health problems when too high. This is why your doctor has you apply it to your upper arms and the flanks of your torso just as the pictures show you on the instructions. I hope this helps. Good luck.
11 May 2011
It may seem counter-intuitive to apply Androgel elsewhere, other than the genitals, which seems to be your target complaint. However, you may also be seeing a benefit of testosterone replacement and an increased level of T in your body that has already been building prior to your experiment on your penis.
My question is if that 'burn' that comes from applying an alcohol-based gel to the scrotum and penis doesn't offset any thrill or excitment that you might get from applying there.
What I'm suggesting is that you might be tricking yourself into thinking there's more benefit from the direct stimulation of your genitals, when the intent is to raise the body's T-level through application to the shoulders, chest, abdomen and then sheild it after the gel dries with an undershirt.
Feel free to ask your doctor this question when you re-evaluate the treatment... I note it's been a year since you asked. See what they say, and if they don't agree that smoothing on the shoulders is superior to sneaking some on your penis regularly.
7 Dec 2013
Bunk answers reason again is not due to absorption levels because Abbott did not test any subjects during trials by using the genitalia as the means to absorption, again if concerned with the atromatase of estrogen from free serum testosterone you should consult your uro or endo for aids with estrogen blockers like arimidex.
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