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On TRT 3 Months. Chest Acne, Estrogenic Fat


#1

Been doing TRT for about 3 months now , and the past few weeks sarted getting a spotty chest. I have a theory that its specifically on my chest because i had pubertal gyno , and ive heard a few times people mention ‘estrogenic fat’ but dont know anything about it , google searches come up with nothing. should have hormone test results in a few days.

any one got any info on estrogenic fat?


#2

Estrogenic fat is just subQ fat deposits that are influenced by estrogen.

Have you checked your levels of e2? Are you taking an AI? What is your TRT dosage and method of administration?


#3

Most guys on TRT need an Aromatase Inhibitor [AI] to manage E2. You may be onto some gyno and prior history gives it a head start. Many use hCG to preserver testes and fertility.

Most do well with 1mg anastrozole for every 100mg injected T. A few are over-responders who need 1/4th that amount and no way to know in advance. For most, E2=22pg/ml - 80 pmol/L is a good target.

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