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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
24 years experience in Endocrinology
Pituitary or testes?: In general, persistent low testosterone (not transient from acute sickness) is due to dysfunction in pituitary ("master gland"), or testes glands. Che ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Multiple: Aging, Trauma to testes Testicular atrophy, Adrenal disease And more hormonal or chemical,problems.
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Wing
13 years experience in Internal Medicine
Being healthy: Low testosterone can be caused by a number of things. Most common culprits are: obesity, obstructive sleep apnea, medications like opiates/narcotics, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Depends: Most testosterone replacement is suggested at 300-350 due to an overall increase in mortality in men when its this low. Some physicians will still ma ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some ...: Low-T with high-FSH in male infertility suggests "primary" failure of testicular function; but testing LH is useful and more directly related with tes ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience in Endocrinology
Depends: If you are a woman on how old you are. Ask the doc who ordered the tests to interpret them for you.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Not immediately: Low ferritin reflects low body stores of iron and may be accompanied by anemia. It would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor to ascertai ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No : These hormones don't work that way.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sumana Gangi
23 years experience in Endocrinology
Pituitary: It is difficult to diagnose hypopituitarism vased on labs you provided. High cortisol goes against hypopituitarism. High prolactin can lower FSH and L ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Glueck
56 years experience in Clinical Lipidology
Probably not: There is no one to one relationshp.
A female asked:
Dr. Nancy Baxi
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Could be: The only way to know is to check the sperm count. Not everyone with low male hormones has a lw sperm count.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
No: It should not. They're different hormones, controlled by different influences.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience in Urology
Yes: Use of exogenous testosterone can, by way of a feedback mechanism, cause atrophy of the testicles and reduction in testicular function.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
32 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Low estrogen: Fsh stimulates estrogen production. If estrogen is low the stimulation increases, causing the fsh to be elevated.
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Multiple problems: You has a whole host of problems. First of all, you need to see your physician (p) to deal with your abnormal labs. I will address only a few of them ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanul Bhandari
12 years experience in Sleep Medicine
Not likely: Per the literature, there is currently no obvious link between low testosterone levels and restless legs syndrome (rls). Rls is linked to low peripher ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
No: Your pituitary controls a number of hormones including thyroid, growth, testosterone & estradiol, among others. While growth hormone deficiency won't ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Glandulars have been a traditional source of these hormones, but there absorption is not realiable. Check with your doctor or check out acam which is ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
No: The two could happen together but they are not directly related to one another.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
11 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Sometimes: Normally androstenedione and testosterone levels mirror each other as aromatase is the enzyme that converts each into its estrogen and estradiol, resp ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
No: No

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