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All steroids can elevate liver enzymes but levels usually return to normal once the cycle is stopped. The injectable, water-based suspension of testosterone, commonly used by bodybuilders, is highly toxic to the liver, and can encourage the development of acne, male pattern baldness, testicular shrinkage and impotence. This steroid tends to be used because large gains in muscle mass are seen in very short periods. Methandrostenolone ( Dianabol ) shares this side-effect profile in both its oral and injectable forms. Testosterone enanthate and testosterone propionate are also toxic.