Testosterone and uterine contractions

  1. I apologize if this is in the wrong section, and I have searched the Internet and come up empty.

    Someone told me an intersex person they know nearly died because their testosterone surged so high (or was on too much testosterone? Not sure which) that their uterus contracted, causing the person to collapse and they needed emergency surgery.

    This makes no sense to me because oxytocin causes contractions, and testosterone supplements actually can reduce menstrual cramps. Testosterone can, however, cause cardiac side effects.

    But it's not my area of expertise, and I was really dumbfounded by the question.
    Or the person was just trolling me.
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   klone
    Nope, that makes no sense to me.

    Why would cramping of the uterus, even extreme cramping, cause the person to collapse? What kind of "emergency surgery" did he have?
  4. by   Daisy Joyce
    It didn't make sense to me, either.
    The person who told me this was not a HCP, and got pissy when I tried to elicit further information.
    Probably the person wasn't "lying", but profoundly misinformed.
    Thanks for taking the time to answer, though.
  5. by   klone
    I find there is often a lot of profound misinformation about healthcare related issues amongst people who are not in healthcare.

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