Erection problems from too much testosterone?

Discussion in 'The Healthy Penis' started by northorn, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. northorn

    northorn New Member

    Nov 11, 2007
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    First time post!
    Anyone here experience ED while on TRT? I've been on it for 2 yrs, and due to poor testing procedures had my dose raised too high (Androgel, 10mg/day). I started having mild ED within several months from starting treatment. Viagra helped, but still left me worried. I suspect that too much T was being converted into Estradiol/Estrogen, which is known to affect erection quality. Also, at the high dose of T, I had some trouble urinating, which is a sign of prostate swelling, which can also put pressure on nerves, affecting erections. I have since lowered my dose drastically, and am seeing morning erections return, as well as better unmedicated erection quality.
    I'm no longer packing on muscle like a young man, but will gladly trade that for hardness!:smile:
  2. Eisenhower

    Eisenhower Member

    Jan 18, 2008
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    Sounds like you definitely need to be monitoring E2 ... too low or too high E2 can kill erections as much as low T.
  3. D_crabbit1234

    D_crabbit1234 New Member

    Nov 14, 2009
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    I've never heard of too much testosterone causing this before. It is very interesting. Just to make sure I am on the right track, does TRT stand for Testosterone Replacement Therapy and is it because of your age?

    Just to ensure I have also read your question right. Are you suggesting that Estrogens are causing erection problems and or swelling of the prostate?

    I have heard from guys who take steroids, which I understand is not the same treatment, but the effects are both to increase testosterone. I have heard of testicles shrinking due to the body’s equilibrium meaning, it stops producing its own testosterone to create a balance. But they often claim they are more sexually charged with constant erections.

    You could try estrogen blocker supplements or eat natural estrogen blockers such as green vegetables and see if that helps.

    I have also read that ED is often misbelieved to be related to low testosterone levels, however, in the majority of the cases it’s due to other facts.

    Keep us all updated please.:biggrin1:
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