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    I have been reading a few posts and am a bit unclear about the hair loss associated with testosterone replacement. I am using androgel right now (but could be changing). Does anyone know what risks are associated with androgel with respect to hair loss?

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    Hi Steve:

    If you carry the gene(s) for male pattern baldness, testosterone (or one of its metabolites) appears to be a trigger for hair loss. It shouldn't matter if the testosterone comes from you testicles or from and tube or injection. Conversely, testosterone usually increases hair growth on other areas of the body ie: armpits, chest, pubic area, face, legs...

    Interestinly after usting Testim for 2.5 years and almost always putting it on my right arm and shoulder, I have had an increase in hair growth in that area.

    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.


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      for awhile i thought my hair was thinning.................only to find out my head was just getting fatter!!!!!!! hahaha
      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