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TRT from the VA #4574450
11/15/17 03:25 AM
11/15/17 03:25 AM
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Merkava_4 Offline OP
Merkava_4  Offline OP
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Are any of you Veterans receiving TRT from the VA ?

You don't have to mention why, I just want to know if the VA provides that treatment or not.

A Google search has been turning up muddy waters on the subject.

Re: TRT from the VA [Re: Merkava_4] #4574482
11/15/17 05:51 AM
11/15/17 05:51 AM
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My brother works for the VA, I'll ask him.

Re: TRT from the VA [Re: Merkava_4] #4574512
11/15/17 06:58 AM
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Timo325 Online content
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The VA does provide TRT, for specific reasons. If a SM's low T is due to regular old aging, they might have a problem getting approval for TRT. If however it's due to a previous or underlining medical condition it is often easier to get TRT via the VA.

Best to request an appointment with your GP so he can send you to a VA urologist for the discussion. The GP will also make sure all of your ducks are in a row before you see the urologist (IE: More blood tests, ruling out other medical conditions, etc..).

Lastly, tell the doctors about how your low T is really affecting your quality of life and how much (if any) it is becoming a problem in your regular activities.

Best of luck to you.

Last edited by Timo325; 11/15/17 07:05 AM.

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