Testosterone: Using it UP?

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wd40
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   Posted 6/24/2009 9:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Is testosterone a consumable that is depleted by sexual stimulation? As an example, lets just say you have X amount of testosterone floating around inside the old body and you become sexually stimulated is that X amount now less than it was before you were sexually stimulated?
12/06/07 DaVinci and open prostate surgery after difficulties in breathing stopped the davinci.


LV-TX
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   Posted 6/24/2009 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   
wd40...I could be wrong...but I thought that sex raised the testosterone levels (albeit temporarily)...not the other way around.
Someone else may chime in differently with more knowledge though.
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Age 58 at Diagnosis
Oct 2006 - PSA 2.6 - DRE Normal
May 2008 - PSA 4.6 - DRE Normal / TRUS normal
July 2008 - Biopsy 4 of 12 Positive 5 - 30% Involved Bilateral w/PNI - Gleason (3+3)6 Stage T1C
Robotic Surgery Sept 18, 2008
Pathology October 1, 2008 - Gleason 7 (3+4) Staged pT2c NO MX - Gland 50 cc
Seminal Vesicles and Lymph Nodes clear
Positive Margins Right Posterior Lobe
PSA 5 week Oct 2008 <.05
                   3 month Jan 2009 .06
                   6 month April 2009 .06


geezer99
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   Posted 6/24/2009 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
This might help:


Four adult male rhesus monkeys were provided access individually to a group of receptive females. Each male assumed dominance and engaged in frequent copulations. Plasma testosterone levels increased two- to threefold during this period. Next, each male was subjected to sudden and decisive defeat by a large all-male group, and plasma testosterone fell following this experience. Two males were later reintroduced to the females, and plasma testosterone rose rapidly to the previous elevated levels.
http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/178/4061/643

Hey, I like that "group of receptive females" I have already volunteered as a subject if they want to replicate this study in humans!
Age at diagnosis 66, PSA 5.5
Biopsy 12/08 12 cores, 8 positive
Gleason 3 + 4 = 7
CAT scan 1/09 negative, Bone scan 1/09 negative

Robotic surgery 03/03/09 Catheter Removed 03/08/09
Post surgical pathology report. Lymph nodes negative, Seminal vesicles negative
Surgical margins positive, Capsular penetration extensive Gleason 4 + 3 = 7
At 6 weeks: 1 pad/day, 1 pad/night -- mostly dry at night.


wd40
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   Posted 6/24/2009 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I guess I am really confused. Is it then once the old walnut is removed we cannot generate testosterone at the levels we did before it was removed?
12/06/07 DaVinci and open prostate surgery after difficulties in breathing stopped the davinci.


geezer99
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   Posted 6/24/2009 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   
The prostate generates seminal fluid, the principal liquid in ejaculate, which is why we are dry. The testicles produce both testosterone and sperm. The testosterone goes into the blood stream while the sperm becomes part of the ejaculate. That is why after a prostectomy it is still possible (although not likely) for a man to be fertile.
Age at diagnosis 66, PSA 5.5
Biopsy 12/08 12 cores, 8 positive
Gleason 3 + 4 = 7
CAT scan 1/09 negative, Bone scan 1/09 negative

Robotic surgery 03/03/09 Catheter Removed 03/08/09
Post surgical pathology report. Lymph nodes negative, Seminal vesicles negative
Surgical margins positive, Capsular penetration extensive Gleason 4 + 3 = 7
At 6 weeks: 1 pad/day, 1 pad/night -- mostly dry at night.
At 10 weeks: no pad at night -- slight unpredictable leakage day/1 pad.

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