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What would cause high androsterone and high androstanediol but low testosterone in a woman in her thirties?

What would cause high androsterone and high androstanediol but low testosterone in a woman in her thirties?

Labs: Polycystic Ovary Syndromne and adrenal disorders can cause this. Follow up with yur doctor to figure this out or schedule a virtual consult ...Read more

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What causes low testosterone in men. You say it is not small testes?

What causes low testosterone in men. You say it is not small testes?

Many causes: There are many causes for low testosterone. They include testicular atrophy (small testes that develop), testicular dysgenesis (a genetic illness), stress, diabetes, alcoholism, marijuana use- to mention a few. You should see your physician to sort this out. ...Read more

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What can cause low testosterone levels in men?

What can cause low testosterone levels in men?

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 more

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Can low testosterone in men cause masculine facial features/bone structure to change or become more female-like?

Can low testosterone in men cause masculine facial features/bone structure to change or become more female-like?

Be careful: The word "Low T" is pushed very hard by the big pharmaceutical industry for money.Beware of that.In men,low testosterone results in erectile difficulty,osteoporosis(bone weakness) and weakness.Men normally have lower testosterone as they age.The range of normal is large:300-1000 ng/ml so you need to talk with your doctor if there is an issue. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do men have depression less frequently than women because of higher testosterone levels? I've read low testosterone can cause depression?

Do men have depression less frequently than women because of higher testosterone levels? I've read low testosterone can cause depression?

Not only T: testosterone is part of it. Makes man active, leaders often and looking forward to work or create. Women do too, but depression is more likely for many reasons., not only lower T. ...Read more

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What can cause a man to have low testosterone? Can it be replenished?

What can cause a man to have low testosterone? Can it be replenished?

LOW T EVAL: Low T Evaluation and diagnosis of cause is critical. At 26 it is unusal and needs a through workup exam/labs/testiciular US/ and potentially a brain MRI. You will need regular Monitering of testosterone and PSA levels . Follow up with a through PCP and endocrine consult. Low T can cause symptoms of male menopause =ANDROPAUSE. Including anxiety/depression/insomnia. ...Read more

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Can low testosterone cause panic attacks in a man? ( he's aged, 37, diagnosed with low t but had no treatment yet ).

Can low testosterone cause panic attacks in a man?  ( he's aged, 37, diagnosed with low t but had no treatment yet ).

Indirectly: Low testosterone can cause a number of symptoms, including irritability, depression, poor sleep, loss of vitality, to name a few. All of these can contribute to underlining anxiety. In this way, low testosterone can contribute to and or influence the development of panic attack. It's an indirect contribution rather than a direct cause. ...Read more

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How common is low testosterone in men?

Depends upon age: As we age, we tend to produce less & less testosterone. So the frequency of low testosterone increases w/age. However, the number isn't as important as how you feel. I wouldn't recommend checking levels just to prove a point. Rather i would consider checking if you were complaining of hypogonadal symptoms. Likewise, my goal would be your clinical improvement, not just a number. ...Read more

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Does low testosterone in men affect the immune system?

Not directly: Testosterone has little effect on the immune system directly. However, low testosterone can be associated with depression and that is associated with poor immune function. ...Read more

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