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    Testosterone gel application sites for maximum DHT

    Hi all, Wanted to know if anyone knew this. I'm aware that likely genital skin/scrotum is richest in 5a-reductase and thus yields the most DHT from topical testosterone (gel or cream). Does anyone know which site comes after that? From what I've read the sheer amount of skin you apply on...
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    Do DHT derivatives like Anavar / Oxandrolone upregulate 5 Alpha Reductase / 5AR?

    Finasteride is what originally lead me to all of this. Reading into things more lately, I read some people saying that the presence of 5AR metabolites like DHT up regulate 5AR in a positive feedback loop. Does anyone have any knowledge or experience with this?
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    Bloodwork comparison after 10 weeks of TRT

    Hello, friends. This is my first post here. I really appreciate there is a forum to talk about it, so I thank you all in advance. So, I started TRT 10 weeks ago. This is my pre-TRT and 10-week in bloodwork. Most recent on the right side. My protocol is 120mg/wk test cyp along with 250ui EOD of...
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    Are my DHT levels too high?

    Hey gents - I'm new to TRT and new to this forum. Glad to have found both. I've been on TRT for about 12 weeks now. I'm on 80mg T Cyp 2x week, plus 500iu hCG 3x week. Also take 0.25mg anastrozole 3x week. Just had my first post-TRT labs done last week, and I'm wondering how my DHT levels compare...
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    Scrotal Testosterone Cream

    Hey guys, It seems like this has been a great method to increase libido for many of the members and in particular DHT levels. For those where it has worked when you have introduced cream with normal injections is there a protocol that you found worked best or a cream dosage that was sufficient...
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    Low SHBG, scrotal T cream increased DHT, drove E2 to <2

    My SHBG has run in the 12-15 range with pretty much any TRT changes I have made. My protocol last month was T Cyp (SQ) 24mg x3/wk, HCG 200 iu 3x wk, DHEA 25 mg 3 x wk, Pregnenolone 50mg 3 x wk, and T Cream to scrotum each night, a very small dose. Seemed to work, and a set of labs found DHT was...
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    Beware of DHT

    I Started low dose TRT in 2016 for mainly libido/erection issues but also had mood and concentration problems. Wasn't much successful and cortisol went too low so quit after 8 or 9 months. Then tried HCG which worked for about 2 months but then E got too high and it stopped working at all. From...
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    High Testosterone and anxiety

    So I got some Of my labs back and the basics are my T was 1477 Free T-47 SHGB was 30 Hemocrit was 51 Hemoglobin was 17 IGF-1 was 180 PSA-0.6 this was done 24 hours after my last injection. I do 25mg everyday. But my question is, my anxiety has been a little on the higher side lately. I know...
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    Testosterone Cream and DHT increase

    So I was on cream for about a year and in that year i noticed my anxiety was heightened. I also had other issues as stated of just feeling like crap. Anyways when doing labs, most my dht readings were upwards of 3-400. I was just wondering if that could of have been the culprit of my anxiety...
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    Cream question

    So I posted a couple days ago about cream issues. Basically I use to do injections felt good but switched over to the cream because I heard it was the cats meow. Well early on it was great, my libido was sky high. And well actually that’s about it. Everything else felt normal. Fast foward 1 year...
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    It is Estrogen or DHT that causes BPH?

    It is the Estrogen or DHT that make men have problens in prostate when get older or by hormones use? Older guys on trt here, please share if you are having problems with it. I want to understand about this subject.
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    DIY Dermal Recipe

    I'm interested in creating my own test-no-ester and DHT-no-ester transdermal specifically for scrotal application. Any recipes widely used on this board ? I'm guessing I could just use plo-gel, but not entirely sure. Which is why I'm asking. Thanks!
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    Updated labs, very low E2

    I am seeing my rheumatologist in a week, (have RA) and got a few labs to bring in, also wanted to see how my TT and FT levels were looking. I have very low SHBG (10-15 usually) and so my FT is always high. My regimen has changed a bit over the years, currently my goal is to decrease my FT, it is...
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    Blood work HCG Monotherapy low DHT

    Good morning everbody, Im 27 y. old, 80kg, 12% bf. I´m hypothyroid and and have hypogonadism. I´m on a HCG-Monotherapy. (750 I.E. Hcg eod, 125 mcg L-Thyroxin) I think that my thyroid gland is not yet functioning properly and therefore my testosterone synthesis is also limited. Hopefully when my...
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    Testogel to Cream

    Hi everyone, Long story short.. on propecia for 10yrs, got the dreaded side effects... off 11yrs, still have them. Tried testogel last 3 months, actually responded very well in numbers. Went from low mid to upper TT FT. DHT didn't budge, actually dropped a few points. It sits on the bottom...
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    Dht cream on trt for libido

    I found a 3rd party selling pure dht cream! I know t gels can help with libido due to dht conversation but what about pure dht cream? would adding it to my trt regimen hurt me? I’ve been loosing hair this last year(armpits,legs,stomach) I haven’t found much info on it! As I hear it been...
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    Cream application sites

    Anyone currently applying compounded t-cream exclusively to non scrotal areas? If so, what have labs shown for tt, ft, and dht? Thanks gents
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    DHN vs DHT?

    I'm struggling with how to articulate my question, but here goes: My DHT levels are relatively low, even with higher levels of TT/FT. Having used scrotal cream and boosted DHT levels in the past, I do feel like I benefit from it. If I supplement my protocol with scrotal cream to increase DHT...
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    New Labs - T through the Roof!

    Hello all: Just received back my updated labs and wanted to get some thoughts. Last labs were on 1/29/20 after 6 weeks of my first protocol (I know, I jumped the gun a bit): T cyp 200 mg/ml - 0.32md IM/SQ twice a week (3.5 days) HCG 6,000 IU - 40 units SQ twice a week (3.5 days) Total...
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    Is HCG and DHT a good combo?

    I’m looking at DHT heptanoate injectable or a DHT cream and combining with HCG to preserve fertility. Is this a workable combo? I have high SHBG and would like to preserve fertility.
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    Nandrolone (Deca Durabolin): Effect on Lab Tests

    PARTICIPATION NEEDED! Of those EM members that have taken nandrolone or are currently taking nandrolone alongside their TRT, we are conducting a small ExcelMale study to help determine the effect that nandrolone has on Total Testosterone, E2, Prolactin, SHBG, free T, and DHT while taking TRT...
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    DHT Cream as an AI?

    I’ve been reading more about DHT and how it can potentially help reduce estrogen. Got me thinking. Would something like regular testosterone injections + a DHT cream not be a good combo? Throw out all of the potential negatives like prostate or hair loss for this discussion.
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    Injection frequency - DHT?

    Is there any kind of relationship with injection frequency and DHT levels? For example, I have found that spreading out injections lowers my HCT levels. Others find that it lowers E2. I'm having a hard time imagining that injection frequency could affect DHT levels and would think that it would...
  24. bbex2014

    Why serum T levels aren’t affecting prostate pathology

    Shout out to the great Dr Jordan Grant for originally posting this:
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    To all hair loss sufferers - A must read

    I've spent quite a bit of time in this forum trying to convince people DHT is not the cause of hair loss and that hair loss is a multi-factors problem. All the explanations to that have been written down in this long article that I encourage you to read before posting about TRT causing your...
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    Optimal hormone ratios

    I often see posts from members referencing DHT:E2 and other ratios but I cannot find any specific information on what the optimal ratios are. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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    Andro Block - 1

    Anyone have any experience using this? Would love to hear it’s effectiveness and any side effects.
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    Guys with strong libidos, what is your DHT level?

    I know dht boosts libido so I'm curious to see what your numbers are, I'm expecting a wide range since we are all so different. Mine is usually in the low 60s ng/dl with injections but libido is almost non-existent.
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    Chronic depression, fatigue, no libido all of my life

    Hello ! I'm 33 years old. I've chronic fatigue, depression and no libido (and no morning erections. Erections are good if I get horny.) all of my life. I often feel nervous too much and experience anxiety (including social. I'm an introvert). I have apathy which progresses with time. Also I...
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    Arimidex and e2/dht?

    Since arimidex blocks the conversion of T to E2, would that mean that it drives dht higher since that's the other hormone T coverts to? If not, where does the t go? Does it get expelled or converted into something else? Also, it seems like high prolactin reduces dht by 58 percent in a study I...
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    DHT, DHT derivative steroids, and libido

    A little background. I had a hardcore raging libido when I was younger, up to my early 20s. Quickly my erectile function deteriorated, followed by libido a few months later. I went for a blood test and my T was 300. I wanted TRT but my doc wouldn't prescribe it. So I turned to a friend at the...