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could this testosterone cream hurt the baby?

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I am 27 yr old woman. I recently went to the doctor bc I was very very tired and had not been feeling well at all for a couple of weeks. She did some blood tests and found that my testosterone levels were low. They were 12. So she prescribed a cream. I have used it three times already. My big problem is that I am on birth control but on the first week and second week i missed three pills. The first day of my last period was August 28. I shouldn't be starting again for 10 more days. But today I have been cramping and my breasts have been hurting. I am.scared to death that I could possibly be pregnant and now this testosterone cream could hurt the baby very bad! Please help me!

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replied September 18th, 2012
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Welcome to ehealthforum,
If you have missed taking your birth control pills (2 or more than 2 active pills), and been sexually active, chances of pregnancy cannot be ruled out completely (as efficacy of pills will get affected). The early cramps and spotting that you describe could be probable implantation bleeding (if you are pregnant) or even hormonal imbalance due to hormonal cream use. Avoid the use of the testosterone cream if pregnancy is suspected. Wait and watch for your periods. If you get abnormal periods, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, or if periods do not start within 10 days of expected period dates, or if the symptoms suggestive of pregnancy are persistent, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Consider being in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.

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