Can Testosterone Therapy Cause Blood Clots in Men?

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A warning to men under 65: A JAMA Internal Medicine study found that men on testosterone therapy are about twice as likely to suffer a deep vein blood clot versus before treatment, even if it’s for hypogonadism, a condition in which the body doesn’t produce enough testosterone.

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The odds go up if you’re under 65. Some think testosterone may thicken blood and increase the number of cells that help with clotting.

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