What is appropriate monitoring for a man on testosterone therapy?
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What is appropriate monitoring for a man on testosterone therapy? Evidence-Based Answer: Testosterone therapy may increase hematocrit, but there does not appear to be any significant effect on lipid results or prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels (SOR: C, disease-oriented outcomes). However, consensus guidelines recommend measuring hematocrit, a digital rectal exam (DRE), PSA testing, and measuring testosterone at 3 and 6 months, then annually (SOR: C, consensus opinion).
Evidence-based practice 16, no. 10 (2013): E08-E09