Blood work 26 yo male
- 08-07-2008, 03:41 AM
Blood work 26 yo male
I am a 26 year old male overweight, but two months ago changed my lifestyle. I quit smoking, started dieting, exercising, and sleeping better. I have made gains though over the last 2 months I gained some muscle. I have noticed an improvement if feeling of wellbeing, but still have some symptoms of low testosterone. Three months ago I took a blood test because I developed gynecomastia (originally thought is was cancer), fatigue, loss of wellbeing, anxiety, and was having some erectile dysfunction here are the results:
Dhea(NL) 458ng/DL Ref range142-1410
Testosterone, total (DSL) 346Ng/DL Ref range 190-1037
Estradiol (DSL) 32 PG/ML None given
Cortisol 14.8 Ug/DL None given
I retested a month ago
FSH 5.7 Miu/ml Ref range 1.3-19.3
Lh 3.7 Miu/ml Ref range 1.2-8.6
Total testosterone 230 ng/dl Ref range 190-1037
Free testosterone 51.3pg/ml Ref range 35- 155
Shbg 12 nmol/l Ref range 7-49
Prolactin 15.7 ng/ml Ref range 2.6-13.1
Estradiol 55 pg/ml Ref range <207
My prolactin is out of range and my FSH and LH are a little low. The endocrinologist said there is nothing wrong and wants to retest in a month. Why are my testosterone levels so low? I have made my wife pregnant twice once was less than a year ago and she miscarried. He asked me if I have noticed a decrease in body hair and if I have any children. With my levels would that point toward hypogonadism? I think I might be secondary right? Sometimes my testes are soft not always, but they are within normal size range from what I have read. They are about a little over 2 inches each across I have body/facial hair, male pattern baldness, penis is 4" flaccid and about 7" erect. Erections have improved with diet change and exercise, but problem has not disappeared. This is so depressing. I don't want to go on TRT just yet if there is another option. I would like some opinions on either hcg, tamoxifen, clomid.... My endo is kind of a di*k so I want to be ready when I go back and see him. I have never done any AAS or anything like that so I am kind of confused as to why my levels are like this. The only thing I use muscle milk lite. Please help me.
sorry so long
- 08-07-2008, 09:14 AM
- 08-07-2008, 09:39 AM
I am overweight, but have been lifting. My muscles are getting more defined. I only started 2 months ago, but gains are noticeable. My weight is the same, but I am sliming down a bit too. I want to improve my quality of life kinda feel like krap, ed, gyno.......list goes on and on. Working on losing weight and building muscle. Lh and Fsh are in range, but low and on that note my test levels are in range too, but I feel like krap. I have heard of other benefits of using hcg like weight loss. And my balls are getting kinda soft. What would be the best option to try and jump start natural production?
08-07-2008, 01:15 PM
Seems like you may have excess aromatase activity with your estradiol level (typically it should be around 30 pg/ml). You may benefit from an AI... you could talk to your doc about a script, or try an OTC like 6-OXO or even better STOKED! This would give the dual benefit of lowering estrogen and raising test naturally.
08-07-2008, 01:59 PM
08-07-2008, 08:32 PM
08-07-2008, 08:42 PM
08-07-2008, 10:13 PM
Its weird how your two estrogen tests were so different... a retest might be wise. A prescription AI (aromatase inhibitor) would be like Arimidex (clomid, tamox and hcg are totally different). 6-OXO, STOKED are OTC AI's, not as potent but generally safe. I don't think it could hurt, but definately consult your doc.
Your T level is directly linked to estrogen levels. Basically what happens is your body gets a signal to make T when your estrogen is low, since some of it will aromatase into estrogen. When estrogen is high, T output gets shut off. So if your body is functioning right, you can lower estrogen and it should, in effect, signal T to be created. Hope that helps.
08-07-2008, 10:41 PM
The reason why the levels changed was I think in the paper below it is says that they switched the method of testing from something (I forgot) to the SIEMMENS method. So I guess it was tested with a different method and the ref ranges changed. I am building muscle right now trying to do a clean bulk and in about a month I am going to try and cut to lose some weight.
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