No announcement yet.

TRT and Kids

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • TRT and Kids

    No, I am no longer a kid. I have 3 kids, a pair of gorgeous daughters 5 & 3 and a 1 year old son. He is also gorgeous.

    Thanks to some info I got from the LAF after my dx, but before my i/o I got tested for T levels, twice in 5 days. There is no doubt that we are at least two standard deviations below median for my age, 36, and I certainly have manifest some of the key symptoms.

    So, my choice at this time is to look at TRT. I have been doing some reading, and I am a little concerned about the potential risk factors of introducing a product like Androgel into my home, what with 3 pre-pubescents.

    Anyone else have experience with this scenario and how you might deal with it?


  • #2
    I too would feel uncomfortable in that situation, I would go with injections.

    But the way you deal with it, is to make sure your kids or wife dont touch the application area, after 4 hours from application you can shower again to prevent transmission.
    You would haveto wash the handles of the sink after your wash your hands after applying it, its just too much hassle.
    Aged 23 ;; 09/06 left I/O ;; Markers normal ;; 100% Seminoma Stage 1. ;; 10x8x16mm & 7x7x8mm ;; rete testis invasion. ;; no vascular invasion. ;; surveillance. ;; HRT.


    • #3
      The precautions for AndroGel say:
      Transfer of testosterone to another person can occur when vigorous skin-to-skin contact is made with the application site (see Clinical Studies). The following precautions are recommended to minimize potential transfer of testosterone from AndroGel®-treated skin to another person:
      • Patients should wash their hands immediately with soap and water after application of AndroGel®.
      • Patients should cover the application site(s) with clothing after the gel has dried (e.g. a shirt).
      • In the event that unwashed or unclothed skin to which AndroGel® has been applied does come in direct contact with the skin of another person, the general area of contact on the other person should be washed with soap and water as soon as possible. In vitro studies show that residual testosterone is removed from the skin surface by washing with soap and water.
      Scott, [email protected]
      right inguinal orchiectomy 6/5/2003 > nonseminoma, stage I > surveillance > L-RPLND 6/24/2005 for recurrence, suspected teratoma but found seminoma, stage II > chylous ascites until 9/2005 > surveillance and "all clear" since

      Your donation funds Livestrong services for people facing cancer now. Please sponsor my ride!


      • #4
        re; kids

        I dont have kids so Im sure I dont have same worries as you but I do think you are being a little paranoid here. Androgel/testogel isnt like an infection or such! Once it dries I dont think there would be much danger,& like scott says the info says to avoid VIGOROUS prolonged direct contact. Im also sure if the kids started applying it by the packetfull, after a few months there may be some effects but im sure you wouldnt let that happen!
        Only wish it was mega powerful then I might get more effect on myself!
        Last edited by nomis; 03-05-07, 05:58 AM.


        • #5
          I cant find it at the moment, but some guy was on androgel and he never washed his hands after using it, and his kid who would of been less then 2 years old grew pubic hair.
          Aged 23 ;; 09/06 left I/O ;; Markers normal ;; 100% Seminoma Stage 1. ;; 10x8x16mm & 7x7x8mm ;; rete testis invasion. ;; no vascular invasion. ;; surveillance. ;; HRT.