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A 28-year-old female asked:

Transgender-man2fem-is there a bloodworkless way to tell weakness/fatigue caused by electrolyte imbalance(aldactone) vs muscle loss/low testosterone?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
No: For what you've listed, you need labs eg blood needs to be drawn. However, do know that there are other reasons for weakness & fatigue such as medications, supplements (see http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/05/09/tests-find-synthetic-stimulants-iforce-nutrition-dexaprine-xr/8905197/ for example of adulterated stuff), thyroid, depression, etc. Best to discuss your concerns w/your doc.

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