A 41-year-old member asked:

My testosterone is normal but i have a low level of sex hormone binding globulin. why?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Testosterone: Missing from your question is whether you have a problem with erections and/or ejaculation. Please let me know when you have those answers.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if my testosterone is normal but I have a low level of sex hormone binding globulin?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
33 years experience
Free Testosterone: Hi. If your total testosterone is normal and you have low SHBG, you have a plenty normal free testosterone. Therefore, you're eugonadal (normal pituitary and gonadal function).
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A 38-year-old member asked:
What can decrease the serum levels of sex hormone binding globulin?
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Testosterone: Testosterone or dhea, the latter taken orally.
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A 60-year-old male asked:
My testosterone value is 1,174 Sex Hormone Binding 73 Free testosterone 169 I am 60 years old male. Why is my testosterone level high?
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
I doubt pathology, like adrenal or testicular tumors, is causing your mildly elevated testosterone level. You don't mention any symptoms or abnormal s... Read More
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Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
Best is to have it repeated and if still high pl see an endocrinologist.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
What might expln: tsh:2.475, t3:3, t4:1.1, testo.F:1.8, test.T:38 similarly fsh, lh, 17hydrox all normal -but sex hormone binding globulin elevated at 184?
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 26 years experience
Need reverse T3 (liothyronine): Just commenting on the thyroid labs: i think you may have a slight hypothyroid problem, but hard to tell without complete labs. Is the T3 (liothyroni... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Recent blood test shows high testosterone levels Im 27 years old and workout every day, is it normal for this to be high at my age ? I noticed I have a very high libido is it normal for a male to have higher levels of this hormone and sex drive
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
How high?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
How can you get pregnant if you have high sex hormone binding globulin?
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 22 years experience
Shbg: Elevated shbg can decrease available sex steroids which can have a physiologic effect. This effect is part of the mechanism of action of oral contrac... Read More
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