what does a low t4 level mean

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Dr. Marvin Stein answered:

EPH & low testosterone level, 226. Suggestion?

See urologist

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if no other symptoms may not need treatment watch testosterone replacement and risk for prostate cancer
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Dr. Alvin B. Lin answered:

Is it rare for an 18 year old male to have a low testosterone level of 200?

Define "rare"

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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
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Dr. Alvin B. Lin answered:

I found out recently that i have low testosterone level. What issues can this create?

Nothing unless . . .

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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).
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Dr. Weber Chuang answered:

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

Men
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.
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I have very low Testosterone level and I am only 22. Plz suggest me any medicine that can help me incerese its level. Also howmuch time iwill it take.?

What's the cause?

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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.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

What does a low TSH level mean?

Need to look at T3

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and Free T4. Low TSH, depending on the sensitivity of the assay, indicates thyroid hyper-function. However, the suspected hyperthyroidism needs to be confirmed with high levels of T3 and Free T4. All lab tests need to be evaluated in the clinical context and it would be prudent to take up the issue with your doctor.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

What does a low bilirubin total level mean?

Nothing

Bilirubin
The "normal limits" are set so that a few percent of normal folks fall outside. A low total bilirubin is never a problem.
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Dr. Vasu K. Brown answered:

What does a low c-peptide level mean for you?

Loosing pancreas

C-peptide
low c peptide could mean no reserve of pancreas -type 1 Diabetes, high c peptide is a sign of leaking pancreas - inflammation and type 2 diabetes
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what does a low alpha fetoprotein level mean?

Alphafetoprotein

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Very low levels of AFP measured between 16-18 weeks of pregnancy can be associated with chromosomal abnormalities in the fetus, most commonly Down's Syndrome. Further testing by amniocentesis will rule this out. It may also b a red flag for intrauterine growth restriction and preterm birth. Will need closer observation and testing
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