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Please somebody help. I'm 30 yo, i've been diagnosed with low t (3.86 ng/ml), low normal LH & FSH (0.97 & 3.15 miu). Is there a permanent cure?

Please somebody help. I'm 30 yo, i've been diagnosed with low t (3.86 ng/ml), low normal LH & FSH (0.97 & 3.15 miu). Is there a permanent cure?

No cure, but help: Not knowing what your diagnosis is, i can't say for sure. Men your age with low testosterone may have any of a number of medical reasons for that. In medicine, we speak of "cure" meaning that the illness is permanently gone with no further treatment. Most illnesses cannot be cured, but well treated. Go to your physician and get a thorough evaluation, which will then lead to treatment. ...Read more

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What kind of symptoms would a 35 year old man with low t have?

What kind of symptoms would a 35 year old man with low t have?

T?: Do you mean testosterone. Depending on level, low t can cause fatigue, depression, lowered sex drive, difficulty building up muscle in training. These can occur with low thyroid, depression itself and other non hormone related problems. ...Read more

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27 year old male, no medical problems. Symptoms of night sweats and increased anxiety. Dr. tested hormones and have low T (222). Should I be worried?

27 year old male, no medical problems. Symptoms of night sweats and increased anxiety. Dr. tested hormones and have low T (222). Should I be worried?

Anxiety and: low Testosterone. Worry doesn't help so try not to go there. A more helpful response would be to see a mental health professional to learn how to cope w/anxiety. Stay in communication w/your doc. Ask about natural hormone replacement therapy. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm 19 years old and feel as if I have a low testosterone. I have all they symptoms low T meets, but I'm only 19. Is this normal?

I'm 19 years old and feel as if I have a low testosterone. I have all they symptoms low T meets, but I'm only 19. Is this normal?

Hard to say: Since the advent of direct to consumer advertising, drug companies have put out a multitude of "information" videos and print ads listing the "symptoms" they may help.The big problem is that so many of the symptoms overlap with other conditions that self diagnosis is inevitable and often wrong. If you think something may be wrong, share your feelings with your doc and have tests run. ...Read more

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A 31 year old male. Low-t @260 if its due to testes what could treat it? If its hypothalamic/patuitary what could treat it? Test was done in the am

A 31 year old male. Low-t @260 if its due to testes what could treat it? If its hypothalamic/patuitary what could treat it? Test was done in the am

Depends: First repeat it with a free t and lh. A t of 260 can be due to many things. Second decide your reproductive intent. You might want a semen analysis particularly if you are offered testosterone replacement. If it is hypothalamic/ pituitary on repeat testing check prolactin and if necessary an MRI of the pituitary. 260 might be low normal for some labs. ...Read more

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My 13 year old has the bones of an 11 year old, as well as low T-3 uptake, is this hypothyroidism?

My 13 year old has the bones of an 11 year old, as well as low T-3 uptake, is this hypothyroidism?

Possibly: But find out why...could be primary from thyroid, or secondary from pituitary. Recommend you consult endocrinologist and do a complete thyroid panel. ...Read more

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I am 80 year old male with testosterone of 309 and a low t/e ratio doc wants to give t injections can I get by without it?

I am 80 year old male with testosterone of 309 and a low t/e ratio doc wants to give t injections can I get by without  it?

Medicine: In medicine a lab result is just that a lab result. A number. If you are not experiencing any problems or symptoms that are intolerable then you do not need to start on a treatment. If there are no symptoms there would be no benefit to the treatment. It is just a number. What is important is how your health is and if you have intolerable symptoms. ...Read more

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How significant is low testosterone in a 49 year old male? I am generally in good health but over the last year have been having problems with fatigue, memory, concentration, at at times libido. I thought it could be low t level after some internet resear

How significant is low testosterone in a 49 year old male? I am generally in good health but over the last year have been having problems with fatigue, memory, concentration, at at times libido. I thought it could be low t level after some internet resear

Your : Your urologist is correct in that most dietary supplements don't have much evidence to support their marketing claims. Worse, they're manufactured w/o 3rd party oversight to insure safety. Regardless, testosterone tends to peak in the morning and reach a low in the afternoon. There also tends to be quite a bit of day-to-day variation. As such, i wouldn't rely on two values drawn at different times of the day. It's also not clear to me whether you used the same laboratory both times (which is important). You also didn't mention the reference range of the laboratory used which would be helpful in interpreting your results as opposed to just blindly comparing to some values tossed around on the internet. The point is that there's a wide range of what's normal for men of any age. Therefore, the goal for replacement/supplementation isn't a numeric value but rather a clinical response, at least in my practice. Working backwards, I am therefore also willing to consider replacement/supplementation based upon clinical symptoms such as yours, assuming that we've taken care of everything else. In other words, before jumping to your urologist, did you get evaluated by your family physician for your complaints? There are many other conditions that can present similar to hypogonadism and it would be a shame to whitewash them with testosterone. Don't forget that testosterone is not without side effects and/or harm so it's use must be closely monitored. One last thought - while you mentioned your age, you didn't mention whether you're interested in future fertility or not. If father more children is in the plans, then you want to stay away from testosterone replacement products which would tend to shut down sperm production. Instead, you'd need to consider something like HCG or Clomiphene to increase testosterone & sperm production. Finally, growth hormone is a totally different animal than testosterone. You take growth hormone only if it's needed, not to correct hypogonadism. And vice versa. Think gasoline & diesel. Both are perfectly good fuels, just like hgh & testosterone are excellent performance enhancing drugs. But you don't put diesel into a gasoline engine, nor gasoline into a diesel engine, and hope the car runs. Likewise, taking testosterone won't solve growth hormone deficiency and growth hormone won't treat hypogonadism. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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

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

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