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  » Men's health  »  Some experts recommend following these guidelines when taking TRT
  • Before you start taking trT:
    • Get a Prostate-Specific Antigen ( PSA) test and digital rectal exam.
    • Have your hemotocrit or hemoglobin level tested.
    • Tell your doctor if you have sleep apnea. If you’re not sure, ask to be tested.
    • Talk to your doctor about voiding (urination) problems.
  • One to two months after you’ve started taking trT:
    • Visit your doctor to see if the trT is working.
  • Every three to six months:
    • Visit your doctor to see how you’re responding to treatment.
    • Get your testosterone levels measured.
    • Get your hematocrit or hemoglobin levels tested.
    • Get a PSA and digital rectal exam.
    • Let your doctor know if you have sleep apnea or problems passing urine.
  • Get liver function tests if you’re using oral preparations of testosterone.
  • If you’ve had heart failure or renal inconsistency, use trT with caution.
  • Men with an abnormal result on a digital rectal exam or elevated PSA level should have a negative prostate biopsy before they use trT.