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A 34-year-old male asked:

Endocrinologists: i'm a 34 y/o male. labs for testosterone (free+total), estrogens total, & estradiol were w/in reference interval. but estrone serum result was marked as high (83 pg/ml for a 12-72 pg/ml reference interval). is this concerning?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Borderline high: Since your estradiol level was normal, one can't be sure of the significance of a slightly elevated estrone level although one study suggested that it may be a precursor of type 2 diabetes in men. ?of whether it would affect libido or erectile dysfunction. An endocrinologist is best qualified to answer your question,however. Perhaps repeating the test is worthwhile.
Last updated Oct 3, 2018

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