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A 19-year-old male asked:

19, hard to get/maintain erection, low sex drive, try to stay active but always sleepy after meals, little to no chest hair/ patchy facial hair?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Get workup: At your young age, just getting a blood test for free testosterone may not be enough, you need a good workup to evaluate your pituitary system as well.
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Sleep apnea causes sleepiness and low testosterone. Have that evaluated also. Best wishes.
Mar 5, 2014
Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
See Endocrinologist: A detailed endocrinology work-up with lab tests may be helpful to pinpoint the problem. The pituitary can be affected in certain disorders. For example, a pituitary tumor can have some of these same symptoms. It is good to work this up further.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
This is serious: You need a full workup by a competent physician with some specialty interest. You describe social anxiety; if you have some disorder preventing you from becoming a complete man (XXY, pituitary adenoma, any of dozens of others), it's cruel to miss what may well be an underlying cause. Don't accept a workup that doesn't lead to a diagnosis that makes sense to you.

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