Unlike estrogen, androgen levels don't suddenly drop when you reach natural menopause. Instead, androgen production begins slowly falling in your twenties. By the time you reach menopause, you're producing about half as much as you made at puberty. However, your ovaries may still continue to produce small amounts of androgens even after menopause. Some studies show menopausal ovaries continue to produce testosterone; other studies show they do not. One thing is for sure: if your ovaries are removed or damaged, you will go into surgical or early menopause. Some women who experience surgical menopause report a drop in sexual desire and drive.
I am a 48 years old female with NO sex drive so I have been injecting myself with .2-.3 ml testosterone cypionate , into stomach fatty tissue, every two weeks. I have had phenomenal results. I’m concerned with making sure my hormone levels are at safe levels. I get them checked twice a year. My most recent testosterone total lc/ms is
Testosterone serum 210, free testosterone . Should I be concerned with the high serum level?
T4 , dhea , tsh, , Estradiol , lipids were perfect. I get mixed reviews mentioning testosterone therapy too different doctors so hoping for insight from someone with your insight. Thank you
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