I'm looking to start really transitioning around the beginning of the new year, and I've done some research in the past ... year and a half / two years, but I have a few questions for those of you who are actually going through it.
I've heard that if you're on testosterone for too long with your uterus and ovaries in tact, there's a risk for cancer and sometimes, doctors will induce a period one week to get things back in order. I'd like to avoid that if at all possible, so
How long after starting testosterone is a good idea to get all the lowers removed? and
Would insurance cover any of it? If not, about how much (ballpark) might it cost?
I know there's a procedure to undergo before starting testosterone treatment, including some blood work and pelvic exams *shudder*, but
How many blood tests should be done? I know that hormone levels fluxuate throughout the course of each month, so will multiple blood samples be taken to account for that, and how long do results usually take to come in?
Basically, I want to take my first shot of T near the beginning of the year, so should I start going through the pre-process now or should I chill my jets and just wait until November or December?
And one last question, just out of curiosity's sake, how long did it take (those of you who've already been on T) to start noticing changes in voice, facial hair, things like that? I've heard it'll take about 3 to 4 months to start noticing the change.
thanks in advance