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Achy Boobs
« on: February 01, 2020, 03:58:58 PM »

I first noticed my gynecomastia a couple of years ago in my mid-60’s. I had a relatively flat chest all of my life up to that point.  My doc checked my hormone levels and discovered that I had really low testosterone levels (below 200) and low estradiol levels.  Doc put me on topical testosterone (gel at first, and later, cream).  While it didn’t help my T-levels very much, it did seem to slow down or stop the gyno. 

A few months ago, I switched over to testosterone injections due to continuing low-T symptoms.  My T-levels improved significantly, up to around 750.  However, my breasts have been sore and achy lately, and I think they’re growing again. I’m thinking that these most recent changes are attributable to my new TRT regimen.  Any thoughts on what could be causing this?

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Re: Achy Boobs
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2020, 02:33:10 AM »
When T is administered, the body 'compensates' by producing more estrogen.  So, while libido can improve, gyro may increase.
Also, you didn't mention if / what other meds you may be taking, and some can have an anti-androgenic side effect - that is, they can counter T's effects.  You may want to check with your MD again.

Re: Achy Boobs
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2020, 03:47:32 PM »
Enlarged breasts is a known side effect of testosterone injections (as well as other forms) so I'd say there is a very good chance it is causing it.  

Re: Achy Boobs
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2020, 09:37:48 PM »
Try tamoxifen for a while. If that doesn't help, try bromocriptine. Sometimes the pain is caused by prolactin instead of estrogen

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