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chronic pancreatitis. Can taking testosterone cause further damage?


Posted by Proquci

 
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By your line of questioning, it appears that you're asking if taking/increasing testosterone will aggravate your chronically inflamed pancreas.  My understanding is that this hormone/medicine shouldn't make a difference since it is broken down in the liver.  With that said, oral forms of testosterone are more difficult on the liver than transdermal or injectable forms.  In a quick review of the literature, I did find some studies concluding that testosterone levels are low in those patients w/pancreatic cancer but that's a totatlly different disease/condition than pancreatitis.  Hope this helps.
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