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Using Androgel After Prostate Removal



I have very low testosterone or none at all and have been on Androgel for about 6 months. PSA test revealed a spike from last PSA test. Doctors found I had prostate cancer and stopped the androgel immediately. Prostate was removed. Six months later, doctor gave me a prescription to resume Androgel if I wanted to be sexually active again. Age 66. Is there a risk inolved in resuming Androgel treatment? 


It would depend on your pathology and if your doctor feels everything (all the cancer) was removed. It is reasonable to resume under certain circumstances, but I would recommend a complete discussion with your doctor first.

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Lee E Ponsky, MD Lee E Ponsky, MD
Associate Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University