I have a low testosterone level and have been prescribed a cream to use for it to be applied to my vagina area. Is this normal and do you recommend it? I kinda got a red flag when my doctor told me that a very few pharmacies in our area would have it. thanks
4 Mar 2012
I received two testosterone injections, a month apart, which were supposed to give me my sex drive back. No sex drive and had horrible, awful, scarring acne for close to two years after. I would research and ask a lot of questions. Make sure your levels are checked and interpreted correctly. I had a lot of hormone-related lab work done which could only be evaluated if the doctor knew where I was in my cycle. She signed off on it all as being ok - when I applied where I was in my cycle to the test results it showed I was extremely low for several hormones. What was the use of doing all that testing if she wasn't going to evaluate it correctly? Anyway - be your own advocate. Get a copy of your lab results and keep them. Google things if you don't understand them - a little time on the Internet can be a valuable teacher. And seek out the specialists - don't leave your health to a general practitioner, especially in a situation like this. Best wishes - ElizaJane
4 Mar 2012
Did they prescribe any estrogen along with it?I assume you are female & our testoseone levels are not suppose to be high as a mans, & this drug is most usually given to males. They make estrogen pills that you can take or creams that help with low estrogen & they have a pack that also includes some progesterone the female, male hormore. Just my thoughts...
5 Mar 2012
Hi Dolphin Girl,
I am on bio-identical hormones that come in cream or pill form. I too was prescribed testosterone and had no problems with it. The reason that not very many pharmacies carry it is because they usually have to be a compounding pharmacy. The pharmacy that makes mine looks at my hormone levels and then produces a cream specifically for the amount and kind of hormone I need. Does that make sense? If not, let me know and I will try to explain it better.
Your friend -Terri-
5 Mar 2012
Just like tlcandmore, I take bio-identical hormones. I get my blood or urine tested and my testosterone, estrogen, etc. is adjusted. I had testosterone cream once and was told to rub it in different spots everyday. Those included my stomach, inner thigh, an inside of my arm. I would NOT put it anywhere near your vagina unless it's supposed to treat that area specifically. I get these hormones from a compounding pharmacy through my gyno. Please see a gyno before you use that stuff around your vagina. If I was told to rub it in different areas each day, I'm assuming it may irritate the skin if applied to the exact same area.
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