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Sudden unexpected rise in serum testosterone?

Ran2599dy
Ran2599dy

Recently had my serum testosterone tested two weeks apart using LabCorp both times. The first result was 111ng/dl and the second result was 290ng/dl. These results do not make sense. For the last 6 months before the second test my testosterone has been steady at 111. The only change in my regiment was to restart taking Avodart three days a week right after test number one.

Any thoughts?

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Avodart makes testosterone increase because it eliminates a metabolic pathway.

I know, but not this quickly. Interesting to see the increase

Hirsch
Hirsch
in reply to Ran2599dy

Are you using avodart for urinary flow problem?

Ran2599dy
Ran2599dy
in reply to Hirsch

Yes and kidney stones

Hirsch
Hirsch
in reply to Ran2599dy

Thanks

Any references I can read?

Thanks

Avodart blocks the conversion of testosterone to dihyrotestosterone so testosterone levels in the blood may increase while taking it.

If avadart is like Lupron you get a spike in testosterone for awhile then it will go down again.

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