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Tips for talking to your doctor

Tips for talking to your doctor

Talking to medical professionals about personal problems and symptoms can sometimes be daunting.

It’s important to remember that when you visit the doctor, you are there to be helped, not judged.

It is likely that your doctor will have treated and monitored patients with testosterone deficiency (TD) before.

Discussing your symptoms or concerns with your doctor is a step in the right direction to help maintain good health, and treatment for TD is usually simple and straightforward.

Top tips

Write down a list of what you want to say beforehand. This will help you feel more confident and stop you from forgetting any important points. If you’re not sure, you might want to take a symptom questionnaire such as the AMS scale to help you work out what’s important to talk about.

Remember, this is a health issue – your doctor has likely seen all of your symptoms before.

You may be able to request a male member of staff (depending on their availability) if you do not feel comfortable discussing your symptoms with a female healthcare professional. This is best to request at the time of booking your appointment so staff can make sure somebody suitable is available.

Remember why you are visiting the doctor. It is hard to get help and fix problems with your body unless you talk about them. Voicing concerns and worries is the first step to improving your health.

If you are worried, take it one step at a time:

Make the call to book your appointment

Write some notes about your symptoms to take with you

Write some notes about your symptoms to take with you

Travel to your clinic or surgery

Travel to your clinic or surgery

Take a few deep breaths

Take a few deep breaths

Walk into your appointment

Walk into your appointment

Track your progress using the T Track app

Manage your testosterone deficiency, track your symptoms and find out important information about Testogel® all in the app.

Download the app on iOS or Android.

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Download the T Track App

Find out about the T Track app

T-track app

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Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.