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Old 10-22-2012, 10:47 PM   #1
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Low Testosterone

Hello everybody. Im 20 years old and I just got some test results back from the doctors office and the only thing i noticed on the low side was my testosterone, its was at 341. And my doctor said he didnt want to do anything about it right now. Is this normal? I have low energy, stretch marks up and down my arms from working out, anxiety, horrible memory and cant pay attention well. Any info is appreciated

 
Old 10-23-2012, 05:19 PM   #2
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Re: Low Testosterone

Why did your doctor test for low testosterone? What is the range for the test? 341 is really low on most test ranges, especially for a 20 year old.

You will need to have other tests run to try to figure out the cause. Not treating when your total T is that low is not an option. If your doctor won't do anything it's time to find a doctor who will.

Read through the older posts on here about low T, especially Hayfarmer, Jinxi, Boscot and others. You will see a consistent thread. Good luck and keep us posted.

 
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:43 PM   #3
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Re: Low Testosterone

I went in for a check up and told him a few symptoms i was having over the past 6 months or so. Which is hot flashes, poor memory, tunnel vision, low energy and its hard for me to focus in my classes. Ive also been working out a lot and dont have much to show for it. Although I am 6'5 270 pounds I still have a baby face and barely any facial hair and minimal armpit hair.

The range on the test was 300-1200 I believe. My doctor told me he didnt think it was necessary to do anything about it right now and wants me to come back in a few months.

Thanks for your input

 
Old 10-23-2012, 09:48 PM   #4
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I looked at the results again the scale was 300-1080 ng/dl
Free testosterone is 47-244 pg/ml and is at 75
Percent free testosterone is 1.6-2.9 and is at 2.2

 
Old 10-24-2012, 10:27 AM   #5
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Re: Low Testosterone

In a way you're lucky that the doctor picked up on it, but those are some pretty obvious symptoms. My doc ran the testosterone test when I complained of fatigue.

Keep after him, read up on the condition, be your own advocate. Dr. Shippen's book, The Testosterone Syndrome, is a good place to start, although it's now about 15 years old. You can probably get it through the library. If your doctor won't treat you, find a new doctor.

It's important to find out what's causing low T. Others on this board are knowledgeable about thyroid and other related issues. Do some reading in the older posts.

If you end up treating with testosterone, keep in mind that any testosterone added to your body (gel, patch, shots) will lower or shut down your own production and may destroy fertility. HCG can offset those changes. HRT (hormone replacement therapy) is usually for life, so you want to explore all other causes first.

 
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