Just a slight possibility: Do you always take the tests the same amount of time after your injections, and how often do you inject? If say, you inject every two weeks(like most no-nothing doctors put people on), if you took the test the day or two after, your levels would be jacked that high or higher. This is something I have personally experienced, until I started injecting every couple days, which helps with keeping aromatization low as well.
Either way, Counterso is right in that most doctors that give hormone therapy don't know the first thing about it and I'm sure you can find a better doctor, though there are only a handful you really want. My situation got much better after I did the same. Ask your original question at:
Not to jack the thread but there is definite disagreement on salivary androgen testing. some pretty important people (my doctor included)in the hormone replacement field feel that the only thing saliva is good for testing is adrenal hormones Are you saying 3 times more accurate because it's giving snapshots throughout the day???.
Hi,Your pee hole question sounds like a condition called hypospadias, google that.
In regards to your first question about the lump and painful urination, as Counterso will tell you, you should be going to a urologist to get that checked instead of a general practitioner doctor as the latter knows little to nothing about penis/urological problems. And the way you describe the pain I wouldn't waste any time. And if the pain is bad I wouldn't think twice about going to the ER. better safe than sorry. I really don't think that cream will do anything for you at this point, I've used it and it doesn't do much for me. It may work for VERY mild cases. In any case don't think about creams until you know what's going on.
Is the lump painful/tender/uncomfortable to touch? How would you describe the pain while urinating?
I think you already know this but just don't have sex/masturbate, in the meantime until this is sorted out.View Thread
The pressure in the rectum feeling is a classic symptom of "Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome", and penis pain is also a symptom. Which is a stress/muscle/neural problem. It's possible thats what it is. I've had both symptoms and solved them. I would recommend reading this:
A painful erection that won't go away is called priapism.I would go see a urologist about that immediately. As well I don't think you should be holding ice on your penis. It probably hurts because there is no oxygenated blood getting in, though I'm no doctor. Does it even hurt after an extended period after the erection has gone away? As well I would stay away from sex/masturbation....it might happen then too.
If this happened again within the time it takes to get an appointment, which should be immediately, I would be going straight to the Emergency Room. Priapism can cause long term damage, fibrosis, ED if left for long enough, and just because the erection lasted for 2-3 hours when you were awake doesn't mean it wasn't already hard for a while before you woke up. Google it. It can have an underlying cause.
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