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Dr Basu, Doctor (other than dermatologist)
Category: Dermatology
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Experience:  MD
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I have currently started taking finasteride for about 2

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Hi,
JA: Hello. How can I help?
Customer: I have currently started taking finasteride for about 2 weeks now and started to feel a bit fatigue and a bit of a testicular pain but I have had this before I started the treatment. What would you recommend?
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: 2 days and it’s only like a little ache and it comes and goes
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: no that’s it
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 12 days ago.

Hi there,
I am an experienced Medical Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

These are known side effects from finasteride.

Once you discontinue finasteride, your symptoms should improve within a month or so.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Do you recommend to stop using the product or use a smaller dose ?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 12 days ago.

Stopping is best since your symptoms are significant.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Would you recommend anything else to help with hair loss ?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 12 days ago.

Minoxidil 5% solution can be tried --apply over scalp daily without problem

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I have been using that for the past year and it had helped, is there anything else or is that it ?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 12 days ago.

You should take iron 60 mg daily, Biotin 500 mcg daily, vitamin C 500 mg daily, vitamin D3 2000 IU daily to promote hair growth.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Ok thank you
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 12 days ago.

welcome