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Is an "undetectable" FSH and low LH ever "Normal"?

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Old 04-25-2008, 01:18 PM   #1
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Is an "undetectable" FSH and low LH ever "Normal" w/ low Total T?

I just got off the phone with my Endo.

He said the following labs were "Normal", "Flukes", "Errors", or "Looked Ok":

(Graph range is -50% to 150% with markers at 0% and 100% of "Reference Range")

T, Total - 248 (241-827) - (1% of range)

T, Free - 73 (34-194) - (24% of range)

T, Free & Weakly Bound - 166 (84-402) - (25% of range)

Albumin - 5.0 (3.6-5.1) - (93% of range)

SHBG - 14 (8-48) - (15% of range)

LH - 1.8 (1.5-9.3) - (3.8% of range)

FSH - <0.7 "Undetectable" (1.6-8.0)

Prolactin - 6.1 (2.0-18.0) - (25.6% of range)

IGF-1 - 266 (106-255) - (107% of range)

Am I the only one who thinks the T's, FSH, and LH look too low, and the IGF-1 looks too high?

He said that the FSH and LH "looked ok", and they aren't anything to worry about becuase my "Free T wasn't low". I thought the "Optimal Total Testosterone" was supposed to be in the 500+ range. Shouldn't my body be trying to raise the Total T by increasing the FSH and LH? Does he not think the lab reference ranges are of any significance?

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Old 04-25-2008, 07:39 PM   #2
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Re: Is an "undetectable" FSH and low LH ever "Normal" w/ low Total T?

He is useless. Find another doctor. At least you have numbers to take to a better doctor. Your LH should be high with that poor total T number.

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