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20 ng/dl Total Testosterone


#1

so i got my bloodwork donne yesterday and well i have 20 ng/dl total testosterone so yeee… what do i do ?

i lift 6 days a week bout 2 hours quiet intense

diet = 300carbs 300protein 65fats

im 19 male , been lifting like this for a while. noticed progress stopped kinda


#2

Your labs are hard to read for two reasons.

There are many things out of range on your labs.

TT is very low, FT assumed the same.
There are two possibilities:

  1. Your LH and FSH are extremely low. Then your testes should be smaller and not hanging, probably pulled up tight.
  2. Your testes are not working, LH/FSH would be high and testes would seem normal and hanging properly.

Over training can harm hormone levels.

You need to read the first two stickies below and come back with more info.

Please read the stickies found here: About the T Replacement Category

  • advice for new guys - need more info about you
  • things that damage your hormones
  • protocol for injections
  • finding a TRT doc

Evaluate your overall thyroid function by checking oral body temperatures as per the thyroid basics sticky. Thyroid hormone fT3 is what gets the job done and it regulates mitochondrial activity, the source of ATP which is the universal currency of cellular energy. This is part of the body’s temperature control loop. This can get messed up if you are iodine deficient. In many countries, you need to be using iodized salt. Other countries add iodine to dairy or bread.

KSman is simply a regular member on this site. Nothing more other than highly active.


#3

they are a bit larger then 3cm, they dont hang , sack is kinda tight so ye they dont hang.

i do get hot flashes like randomly sweating hard.

uhm i cant seem to sleep decent at all.

i might be overtraining yea 2 hours 6 days a week hard


#4

Your pituitary is not producing LH/FSH.

Possible causes:

  • major blow to the head
  • prolactin secreting pituitary adinoma - typically easily managed
  • very high estrogen levels - hard to imagine how
  • other pituitary problem

You need lab work for:
prolactin
LH/FSH
Estradiol [E2

Where are you located?

Please provide more info as suggested in the advice for new guys sticky.
And do need those requested oral body temperatures.

We do get a lot of guys here in your age group. But your total testosterone seems to be a record low.

List all supplements, might be getting too much zinc.

Were you fasting for these labs? [glucose]

AST/ALT can be elevated from sore or not recovered muscles.

Your low T is dangerous to bone health and is causing hot flashes.

You should reduce training, your body is not ready for this.


#5

i only take a multi vitamin from. my protein, alpha men

i take creatine 5g

and whey.

i eat
oats
whey
almodn butter
salmon
brocoli
spinash

dextrose during workout 50G

thats it.

as for recovery , shuld it be ok tht i go from 3on 1off split to on off on off ?


#6

also i have been coming from an anorexic point wich was bit more than a year ago.

my weight has improved to 60 kilos since then tho, i came from 33.

im 19 175cm


#7

Starvation is harmful in many ways.

\Were you fasting for these labs? [glucose]


#8

they where in the mornign after i ate , i ate salmon with extra fats and some vegies , last carbs was day before

i eat mainly carbs pre workou and in the hours folowing