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    Hello, Im new here. Im 21 with bi lateral testicular. I just had my lymph nodes removed 3 weeks ago as we as remaining testicle (There was a possibility of saving some of the testicle with brand new surgical techniques, but did not work) . I started androgel a few weeks ago and have noticed mild hives on various parts of my body. Anyone experience something similar?

  • #2
    Hi Steve:

    I use Testim (although one month I got Androgel by mistake) and have not had any unusual allergic reactions.

    You should definitely call your doctor, If you are allergic to some component of the Androgel, your reactions could keep getting worse every time you're exposed to it.

    Best wishes,

    Right I/O 4/22/1988
    RPLND 6/20/1988
    Left I/O 9/17/2003

    Tho' much is taken, much abides; and though we are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; one equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will; to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.


    • #3
      ive been on androgel for about a month and no problems. i have sensitive skin to washing detergent perfumes and fabric softners which started a couple of years before being diagnosed. i think i'm gonna try and use regular deteregents because i'm wondering if low testosterone was a factor. i am a chef and have always had "wet hands" and a few years back i started having hand exzema(not sure on spelling), really bad cracking and small blisters under the skin.....very much irratating. since my HRT my hands have almost cleared up with hardly ever any problems. i guess this doesnt help your case but i just wanted to share with you something that i'm dealing with. you may just be allergic to something in the gel. you may need to try others or just see if it gets worst. it may just take some time for the body to adjust. hope this helps. I understand how frustrating this can be! many thoughts and prayers, brian!
      Last edited by huckchef; 03-23-06, 11:04 AM.
      diagnosed 01/15/2005 bi-lateral seminoma stage IIa,4cm lymph node, right I/O & partial left I/O mar/2005, 18 days of radiation, remaining left I/O- aug/2005, surveillance, Wife did IVF oct/2005, DAD OF BABY GIRL born 08-02-2006!!! testosterone implants May 2008


      • #4
        After a hive bout I had a few years ago (not due to testosterone gel, obviously ) I keep benadryl liquid or ready-dissoves tabs on hand in case of a severe reaction in the future with my airway closing up.... Godd luck finding the cause and clearing it up!
        Retired moderator. Husband, left I/O 16Dec2005, stage I seminoma with elevated b-HCG, no LVI, RTx15 (25Gy). All clear ever since.