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I am having surgery on Nov 2nd and the surgeon has instructed me to stop TRT four weeks prior and eight weeks post surgery. This seems extreme! I'm currently at 175mg of Test E/wk (125mg every five days) and this keeps all of my blood levels perfectly within range.

I did some googling and it looks like test may actually help promote quicker recovery? I'm tempted to keep pinning through it all. What does everyone think?
 

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I am having surgery on Nov 2nd and the surgeon has instructed me to stop TRT four weeks prior and eight weeks post surgery. This seems extreme! I'm currently at 175mg of Test E/wk (125mg every five days) and this keeps all of my blood levels perfectly within range.

I did some googling and it looks like test may actually help promote quicker recovery? I'm tempted to keep pinning through it all. What does everyone think?
What kind of surgery are you having?
 
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Yeah, that's what he said, but I can donate two weeks before the surgery, so not an issue? Also, it's a pretty low dose.
Most surgeons seem to think it's an issue (apart from their opinions, I don't have one of my own, on the issue).

Remember ... If he feels the surgery isn't safe for any reason, he can refuse to do it.
 
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Most surgeons seem to think it's an issue (apart from their opinions, I don't have one of my own, on the issue).

Remember ... If he feels the surgery isn't safe for any reason, he can refuse to do it.
I skipped my pins this week and I'll most likely do as he asked. I'm just looking for experience or knowledge here.
 
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i've been on trt for 12 years and testosterone is on my list of prescriptions....several years ago i had right knee replacement surgery and no mention was made of stopping testosterone injections---is this something new?
 
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i've been on trt for 12 years and testosterone is on my list of prescriptions....several years ago i had right knee replacement surgery and no mention was made of stopping testosterone injections---is this something new?
I think it is something that some surgeons ask their patients to do, but others don't. I've done a fair bit of reading and it is kind of hit or miss.

There is a lot of evidence suggesting that it speeds recovery though and I believe a blood donation two weeks out would eliminate any clotting concerns.
 
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When I had hernia surgery, I stopped all AAS and suppz prior as requested by the anaetheologist and surgeon, but hopped right back on that sh1t once I was released home. If I were having major surgery (heart, lung, stomach or some other organ) then I think I wouldve been much less immediate with resuming.
 
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When I had hernia surgery, I stopped all AAS and suppz prior as requested by the anaetheologist and surgeon, but hopped right back on that sh1t once I was released home. If I were having major surgery (heart, lung, stomach or some other organ) then I think I wouldve been much less immediate with resuming.
This is not major organ transplant. It's a fairly minor procedure. I'll probably pin HGH and test as soon as I'm released. I feel like both with help with healing. Smoke em if ya got em.
 
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i've been on trt for 12 years and testosterone is on my list of prescriptions....several years ago i had right knee replacement surgery and no mention was made of stopping testosterone injections---is this something new?
It seems to be pretty common, but I don't have any experience with it, as I'm not on TRT.
 
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Listen to your surgeon. AAS thickens the blood and can cause clots, like @Renew1 was saying. Depending on what kind of surgery you're having, I might wait a week afterwards before I started pinning again too, since the wound will still be healing. Obviously test and GH can help with would healing, but if you're laid out where you can't move around after the surgery, the risk of blood clot is still there, so be very careful.

It sounds like you're looking for someone to tell you it's okay to stay on the TRT or start it immediately after the surgery because that's what you want to do. But, listen to your doctors. They may not know as much as us about AAS, but it's better to have low test for a few weeks than risk deep vein thrombosis or a pulmonary embolism. I had that, and it's a very scary thing to go through.

 
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Listen to your surgeon. AAS thickens the blood and can cause clots, like @Renew1 was saying. Depending on what kind of surgery you're having, I might wait a week afterwards before I started pinning again too, since the wound will still be healing. Obviously test and GH can help with would healing, but if you're laid out where you can't move around after the surgery, the risk of blood clot is still there, so be very careful.

It sounds like you're looking for someone to tell you it's okay to stay on the TRT or start it immediately after the surgery because that's what you want to do. But, listen to your doctors. They may not know as much as us about AAS, but it's better to have low test for a few weeks than risk deep vein thrombosis or a pulmonary embolism. I had that, and it's a very scary thing to go through.

they had me up moving around next day after my knee replacement....i think even with heart bypass surgery they get you up and about rather quickly-i think only the most severe/serious/life threatening surgeries would have a person 'laid out' for very long, imo.

btw-they also did bloods before they put me under for my knee, if i had thick blood or increased risk of clotting it would have shown on pre-surgery bloods-eh?

not arguing against following advice of doctor, just wanted to put this out there.
 
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they had me up moving around next day after my knee replacement....i think even with heart bypass surgery they get you up and about rather quickly-i think only the most severe/serious/life threatening surgeries would have a person 'laid out' for very long, imo.

btw-they also did bloods before they put me under for my knee, if i had thick blood or increased risk of clotting it would have shown on pre-surgery bloods-eh?

not arguing against following advice of doctor, just wanted to put this out there.
Well, @MadStax apparently doesn't want to say what kind of surgery he's getting, which he has a total right to privacy to do so. So, I can only give you my guess. But, I had a stay in the hospital for a month and ended up getting a pulmonary embolism from not moving out of the bed. I wasn't on any sort of AAS at the time, but I'm just warning of a worse case scenario.
 
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Well, @MadStax apparently doesn't want to say what kind of surgery he's getting, which he has a total right to privacy to do so. So, I can only give you my guess. But, I had a stay in the hospital for a month and ended up getting a pulmonary embolism from not moving out of the bed. I wasn't on any sort of AAS at the time, but I'm just warning of a worse case scenario.
It is cosmetic surgery. I'm having silicone implanted in my body. The surgery is not major and recovery isn't terrible.

I'm not looking for a green light to go against the surgeons orders. I am looking for personal experience just like yours! Thank you for sharing! 😃
 
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Well, @MadStax apparently doesn't want to say what kind of surgery he's getting, which he has a total right to privacy to do so. So, I can only give you my guess. But, I had a stay in the hospital for a month and ended up getting a pulmonary embolism from not moving out of the bed. I wasn't on any sort of AAS at the time, but I'm just warning of a worse case scenario.
you are the exception, the vast majority of surgeries they encourage to get up and about as soon as possible-hell most surgeries are done out patient....but again, i am not arguing going against doctors advice.
 
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you are the exception, the vast majority of surgeries they encourage to get up and about as soon as possible-hell most surgeries are done out patient....but again, i am not arguing going against doctors advice.
I'll be in and out within two hours. They are putting me under for it, but the actual surgery only lasts 45 minutes. The rest is knocking me out and waking me up.
 
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I'll be in and out within two hours. They are putting me under for it, but the actual surgery only lasts 45 minutes. The rest is knocking me out and waking me up.
good luck-hope you have a quick/full recovery.
 
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It is cosmetic surgery. I'm having silicone implanted in my body. The surgery is not major and recovery isn't terrible.

I'm not looking for a green light to go against the surgeons orders. I am looking for personal experience just like yours! Thank you for sharing! 😃
Ah, okay. Well, that should probably be nothing then.

But, I mean, anytime with surgery, there's always potential for error, and I don't want to scare you right before you go under the knife, but with more major surgeries, there's always a risk something could happen and you could end up where I was, having to undergo an extended recovery in the hospital.

you are the exception, the vast majority of surgeries they encourage to get up and about as soon as possible-hell most surgeries are done out patient....but again, i am not arguing going against doctors advice.
That is true, but like I said, there's always potential for something to happen. You're putting your life in the hands of an anesthesiologist and a surgeon and you hope they know what they're doing and everything goes as planned.
 
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What would cause the risk of trt with surgery, the incision from the surgery coupled with possible thickened blood?

Clots are one of the main concerns during/after surgery.
Testosterone decreases the "slippery ness" of blood, and increases the chance of clots at any time. .... Moreso during a high-risk time, like surgery/recovery.
(This is the medical view and opinion).

.... Any time we have physical injury: bruising, incision, trauma, etc .... There is increased risk of clotting.
 

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Clots are one of the main concerns during/after surgery.
Testosterone decreases the "slippery ness" of blood, and increases the chance of clots at any time. .... Moreso during a high-risk time, like surgery/recovery.
(This is the medical view and opinion).

.... Any time we have physical injury: bruising, incision, trauma, etc .... There is increased risk of clotting.
Don’t laugh too hard, but would this include a colonoscopy? Had one and dr. said nothing of this and would like to know for when I have to go again in 4 years.
 
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Don’t laugh too hard, but would this include a colonoscopy? Had one and dr. said nothing of this and would like to know for when I have to go again in 4 years.
No.
If it Would apply to your Colonoscopy, you need to find another Dr.
NOW.

:)
 

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