I had my prostate removed just before i turned 36 due to having a PSA of 17 (normal is below 4) . The only way I found out is I was lifting and not gaining any muscle at all and I got curious if my testosterone was low, it was but that’s also where I found out the PSA was 17 and that lead to prostate being removed then radiation. Had to live with the low testosterone no erections at all and it’s probably not a coincidence no attention from woman at all.
Now I’m going to be 39 later this month my PSAs have been 0 for 2 years and I was finally after a 3 year journey get on TRT. It was not an easy journey my urologist would not put me on it until I was clear for 2 years, and I have trouble injecting myself and went to my regular doctor and he started the old saying from the 40’s that has been debunk “testosterone fuels the fire for prostate cancer” now I’ve had two urologists who had no problems giving it to me but I have to check my PSAs every 3 months instead of 6 which is fine.
I’m getting 200 mg but getting an inject every two weeks. I was just curious I saw people getting 160 or 200 a week. I realize my situation is probably different than most but I just wonder if I should be pushing my urologist for a higher dose. I’m also taking creatine and the usual protein powder but I also just got on cialis and it has made a WORLD of difference in erections and they say it helps testosterone too. I’ve been lifting about 6 weeks and I don’t know if I’ll ever be a muscular looking guy but I do think I look a lot better just a little more toned but will be patient with the process.
Anyway just wanted to share my story and see if anyone has any advice. If anyone my age or younger reads this and panics about prostate cancer don’t I’m an enigma every Doctor/Urologist involved has said I’m the youngest they’ve ever seen.