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The prostate and other safety issues 

The prostate and other safety issues
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The prostate and other safety issues
Author(s):

Hermann M. Behre

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199651672.003.0008
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date: 27 October 2020

Conditions in which testosterone administration is associated with a high risk of adverse outcome have to be ruled out carefully before initiating therapy.

Hypogonadal patients on testosterone substitution therapy should be monitored for potential adverse side effects on a regular basis.

Testosterone therapy stimulates prostate growth in patients with hypogonadism, but only to that comparable with age-matched controls. Patients with lower urinary tract symptoms before as well as during testosterone therapy should obtain a urological evaluation....

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