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Low Testosterone Level
Nothing unless . . .: Low testosterone is just a number. We don't treat numbers (aside from blood pressure, cholesterol & glucose). Instead, we treat patients. So if you're tired, fatigued, fat w/o muscle despite diet & exercise, no sex drive w/erectile dysfunction, can't think clearly, and depressed, you might have hypogonadism which might be cured by increasing your t (beware some rx might affect sperm production). ...Read more
Can low testosterone level s be increased in young men of age around 20 or medicines are to be taken throughout life? Will i be normal again ever?
Levels: It is important that testosterone levels be assessed on 2 separate occasions early in the morning. Treatment will depend on those levels. Testosterone replacement is not without its risks, with fertility being a serious concern in a young man. A visit with a doctor familiar with trt and male fertility is recommended. ...Read more
I have very low testosterone level and I am only 22. Pleasesuggest me any medicine that can help me increase its level. Also, how much time will it take?
What's the cause?: A 22 yo male should not have a "very low testosterone level." this is highly unusual and is caused by something. You need to see your doctor and determine why this is happening. Once the cause is found, you will have a better idea of how to treat it correctly. Worst thing for you to do right now is to go on testosterone replacement. You will just be masking a symptom and not treating the cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Define "rare": Reference range is set up statistically to include ~96% of "normal" population. So anyone w/level below lower limit of normal means that ~98% of population has higher result. Who cares? More important question than whether it's rare is why it's that low. Also why was test ordered? Perhaps this was a lab error? Clarify above & discuss options w/ordering physician. Repeat test? More tests? Fertility. ...Read more
Yes: There are lists of common symptoms you can check online, but there are also more subtle things like what you mention. Less tolerance for pain is another. But the best idea is to have lab work and discuss possible supplemental Tx w/ your Dr. There are some risks but if it can help - that's be great! Good luck finding help. ...Read more
Is my long term methadone addiction responsible for my very low testosterone level of just over 100?
Is it possible to gain big muscles with low testosterone level? What T level is optimal for building muscles?
How would I know if I have a low testosterone level.. and how would I schedule an appointment ? What would I say? Do my parents need to get involved
Parents need not be: involved. You may see a doctor on your own. However, what makes you think you may have low testosterone? What symptoms do you have? If you are on your parents' medical insurance policy they may find out that you saw a doctor, but not what for. You can call the office of local doctor and make an appointment for a check up. Wish you good health. ...Read more
Is genito femoral nerve any way associated wid testosterone production?can partial damage 2 internal wiring of this nerve cause low testosterone level
No.: Nothing whatsoever. For more information, consult a textbook on human physiology. It's really a shame how poorly we educate most Americans about their own bodies. That's what's responsible for the billions of dollars wasted out of gullibility to ignorant or dishonest "authorities" and on useless nostrums. ...Read more
If i was hit in testicles during sports could this cause my borderline low testosterone level? Could both be damaged at the same time
Had mild pain both testicles, after 45 days of antibiotics pain gone but left with low testosterone level with symptoms. Can this be reversed?
Low Testerone: Yes, low T can be treated. Please see a Urologist or Endocrinologist. If needed, they can prescribe a T cream that can be rubbed into the skin. Your doctor can measure other male hormones that lead up to T as well. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Creepy crawly in my arms at night when lay down very tired I have extremely low testosterone level, I put testim gel on my arms for this, need rest he?
Methadone addick for 15 yrs,have varicocele on left testes,lately noticed small vein like lump on bottom of right testicle,very low testosterone level?
Probably minor: Get examined by a urologistGet a more detailed answer ›
Nothing unless . . .: Low testosterone is just a number. We don't treat numbers (aside from blood pressure, cholesterol & glucose). Instead, we treat patients. So if you're tired, fatigued, fat w/o muscle despite diet & exercise, no sex drive w/erectile dysfunction, can't think clearly, and depressed, you might have hypogonadism which might be cured by increasing your t (beware some rx might affect sperm production). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Lots of options: First, let's be clear. We don't treat just b/c t is low. Patient also has to have constellation of symptoms, eg andropause or hypogonadism. Once established that treatment is indicated, options include patch (skin vs gum), cream/gel/lotion, pellet implant & injections. However, all these options are various forms of t and will shut down sperm production. If you want to father children, avoid this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pituitary or testes?: In general, one can think of low testosterone as either being due to dysfunction in the pituitary ("master gland"), or the testes themselves. Checking pituitary hormones (prolactin, lh, fsh) can distinguish between these two categories, and let your doctor determine whether scanning is needed. Illness and narcotic drugs will alter pituitary function, while alcohol injures the testes to cause low t. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers