What kind of doctor do I talk to about low testosterone?
You can make an appointment with your primary care doctor or seek the help of a urologist, who specializes in male sex organs. If fertility is an issue, you can talk to a reproductive endocrinologist. They treat hormone imbalances in both men and women.
How do I get my doctor to prescribe testosterone UK?
Some GPs will prescribe TRT through the NHS but it can be difficult to find a doctor who really understands Testosterone Replacement Therapy and can give you the support you need. Going through the NHS can also be a lengthy process as you wait for your GP appointment, blood test and endocrinologist appointment.
Should I see a doctor if I think I have low testosterone?
Warning Signs of Low Testosterone Consult your doctor if you’re noticing any of the following symptoms: Decreased sex drive (libido) Difficulty achieving erections. Fatigue.
Can my GP prescribe testosterone?
Can my GP prescribe Testosterone? In theory they can as the NICE guidelines say that in some circumstances testosterone should be considered but many doctors do not feel confident to prescribe and some are told not to by their practice.
Is it hard to get prescribed testosterone?
It’s quite simple, really. Online pharmacies require you to have a medical condition that has been validly diagnosed by a physician with whom there is a legitimate doctor/patient relationship. Online physicians can prescribe testosterone once a preliminary blood panel, a history and physical exam have been established.
Can I get testosterone from my GP?
Do I need hormone replacement therapy (HRT)? Your GP may also order a blood test to measure your testosterone levels. If the results suggest you have a testosterone deficiency, you may be referred to an endocrinologist, a specialist in hormone problems.
Can you get testosterone injections on the NHS?
TRT is available on the NHS for certain conditions, including low testosterone, or during gender reassignment. Testosterone is available in different forms, like: Gels you rub onto the skin daily. Injections every three months.
Can I ask my doctor for a testosterone test?
Your doctor can check your testosterone levels with a simple blood test. Testosterone therapy is available to treat men with low levels of testosterone. If you have low T, ask your doctor if this type of therapy might benefit you.
Should I go to an endocrinologist for low testosterone?
Treatment. If male hormone levels are very low, an endocrinologist can treat this with testosterone, which can be prescribed in the form of a shot, a skin patch, skin gel, or liquid.