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    How to stop HRT

    Long story short! I have been doing HRT for about 10 years now. I recently had an abnormal prostate exam so I went to a urologist for another to make sure. My PSA is only 1.04 but I have a nodule (hard spot) in my prostate so I have to have a biopsy. Just so I can be prepared, if it is cancer I feel I should stop my HRT since it feeds off testosterone . How would I go about maybe jump starting what little natural production I have or what would anyone suggest?

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    I recently came off and running a long PCT. It's a hell ride though and I'm 7 weeks in and finally starting to feel somewhat OK. The first month was absolutely brutal where it was hard to even get up off the couch. I tapered my TRT down for a month or so before coming off. My thought was it would lessen the crash but I honestly think it just prolonged it. I have bloodwork scheduled next week so I am curious to see where my levels are at. Praying you don't have any issues with your diagnosis.

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    https://www.youtube. c o m/ watch?v=ViKEiXns10U

    Give this video a view. Good info for you to make an educated decision. Urologist Dr Jordan Grant is great and up to date in TRT and prostate cancer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bethdoth View Post
    Long story short! I have been doing HRT for about 10 years now. I recently had an abnormal prostate exam so I went to a urologist for another to make sure. My PSA is only 1.04 but I have a nodule (hard spot) in my prostate so I have to have a biopsy. Just so I can be prepared, if it is cancer I feel I should stop my HRT since it feeds off testosterone. How would I go about maybe jump starting what little natural production I have or what would anyone suggest?
    Are you on Finasteride? Because if you aren't, that PSA score is awesome. Do you have your free psa percentage by chance?

    I think most prostate c_ncer treatments involve anti androgen treatment, though I would be willing to bet their PSA scores are in double digits. Saying all that to say that I don't know if you in particular would benefit from coming off. Note that I'm not a doctor, but have had some prostate issues. To me, it just doesn't logically follow that you have a lot of prostate growth with that psa.

    Technically, I think DHT is the prime suspect in prostate issues, not testosterone . Do you know your DHT numbers? Over time would be good to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cylon357 View Post
    Are you on Finasteride? Because if you aren't, that PSA score is awesome. Do you have your free psa percentage by chance?

    I think most prostate c_ncer treatments involve anti androgen treatment, though I would be willing to bet their PSA scores are in double digits. Saying all that to say that I don't know if you in particular would benefit from coming off. Note that I'm not a doctor, but have had some prostate issues. To me, it just doesn't logically follow that you have a lot of prostate growth with that psa.

    Technically, I think DHT is the prime suspect in prostate issues, not testosterone. Do you know your DHT numbers? Over time would be good to see.
    I am not on Finasteride, have never checked my DHT numbers. The hard time getting the urine flowing and weak stream is my only noticeable problem other than the hard spot in my prostate. It's enlarged and has been for about 5 years. But the doc said it was overall small? when discussing how many snips they would take he said probably 12 in your case since your prostate is small???

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    Quote Originally Posted by bethdoth View Post
    I am not on Finasteride, have never checked my DHT numbers. The hard time getting the urine flowing and weak stream is my only noticeable problem other than the hard spot in my prostate. It's enlarged and has been for about 5 years. But the doc said it was overall small? when discussing how many snips they would take he said probably 12 in your case since your prostate is small???
    Damn, at that point, I would think they could just snip all they need from the nodule and be done.

    BTW, there is a diagnostic test called a "3 T MRI" that is non invasive and used for prostate exams because of the greater detail it can capture. 3 T stands for "3 tesla" and evidently a regular MRI machine only has 2, I think. Anyhow, might be good to talk with the doc about that before the biopsy.

    Hoping @kelkel will weigh in here as he has dealt with prostate issues and is a good source of knowledge.

    PS - don't tell him I said that. He will just let it go to his head.

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    Uggggggh,


    My #1 fear - don’t know what’s worse, prostate issues or my head exploding


    OP, How old r u?

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    Sorry I havn't been back on for awhile. My wifes mother passed away and we have been busy. Samson I will be 60 in July.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bethdoth View Post
    Sorry I havn't been back on for awhile. My wifes mother passed away and we have been busy. Samson I will be 60 in July.
    Sorry to hear,

    60 - boy that seems long away, until u get there. . . Thought I’d ask. . . I’m all into my own medical shit now after what happened to me.

    GL man, I was just talking to another older guy(57) about his prostate/biopsy - made me stfu real quick
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    Good news! The Doc took 16 fricking snips of my prostate and sent them out to the lab! Results came back negative, not a single cancer cell. I guess it's time to run a cycle LOL. No really it's time to make sure i do have an exit strategy if needed.
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    Glad you got good news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bethdoth View Post
    Good news! The Doc took 16 fricking snips of my prostate and sent them out to the lab! Results came back negative, not a single cancer cell. I guess it's time to run a cycle LOL. No really it's time to make sure i do have an exit strategy if needed.
    Shoot man, glad to hear it. Just maintain a nice healthy T level for a while and see how it treats you. It sounds like you are in a good place!
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    Quote Originally Posted by almostgone View Post
    Shoot man, glad to hear it. Just maintain a nice healthy T level for a while and see how it treats you. It sounds like you are in a good place!
    Ya my total T levels are generally close to 900 lately even on just 65mg subq every 3 days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bethdoth View Post
    Good news! The Doc took 16 fricking snips of my prostate and sent them out to the lab! Results came back negative, not a single cancer cell. I guess it's time to run a cycle LOL. No really it's time to make sure i do have an exit strategy if needed.
    Heck yeah, man! That is awesome!

    How big a deal was the procedure? Did they go trans-uretheral or ? (Because they would have to knock me out for THAT! :O )

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    Are you on tamsulosin (Flomax)? I can tell you that it has really helped me out with taking a piss. Stuff is cheap and easy to get an RX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cylon357 View Post
    Heck yeah, man! That is awesome!

    How big a deal was the procedure? Did they go trans-uretheral or ? (Because they would have to knock me out for THAT! :O )
    Hahaha no transuretheral. It really isn't as bad as what I had heard. It's uncomfortable, but not painful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David LoPan View Post
    Are you on tamsulosin (Flomax)? I can tell you that it has really helped me out with taking a piss. Stuff is cheap and easy to get an RX.
    I'm not on Tamsulosin. I just looked at it and the sides look pretty bad? Any side effects?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bethdoth View Post
    Good news! The Doc took 16 fricking snips of my prostate and sent them out to the lab! Results came back negative, not a single cancer cell. I guess it's time to run a cycle LOL. No really it's time to make sure i do have an exit strategy if needed.
    Congrats on the great news young fella!

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    Man thats great. I know that had to be scary af! My dad had prostrate cancer so its definitely something I have to keep a close eye on.

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