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Hi all, hope to find you well :-)

I am over 10 months with hormone therapy and PSA is <0.01.

However, Hemoglobin has dropped to 10.4 slowly but steady ever since I started the treatmet. Iron and ferritin levels are high, but I can't get Hemoglobin levels to rise.

I am doing a colonoscopy and an endoscopy early January to check any blood loss ... the doctor is prescribing this, so to rule out any other problem.

Is this normal to have this side effect?

Thanks in advance,

Take care everybody, Paulo

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Paulo1968

Sorry, I wanted to say 10.4 :-)

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Tall_Allen

Testosterone encourages red blood cell formation in the bone marrow. Erythropoietin may help.

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Paulo1968 in reply to Tall_Allen

So if I remove the testicles, it will not solve the anemia problem then?

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Tall_Allen in reply to Paulo1968

No.

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Paulo1968 in reply to Tall_Allen

I will speak with my doctor then in February! Thanks :-)

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Bcgkelly

Hi Paulo, I was wondering how you were doing. Have you had any other side effects. What’s it been like in general being on hormone therapy? Bill

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Paulo1968

Hi Bill, apart the hot flashes I don't feel anything different. Ah yes I get tired more often, but I am doing gym as before and fighting tiresome with more exercise. So, the hot flashes are annoying me the most. However, what is worrying me is the hemoglobin, but no symptom.

Take care, Paulo

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