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20 Years Old, 2.5 ng/dL Free T


#1

So my last post sucked and I apologize for that. I hadn’t got any lab results yet. Now that they are in, I am confused. FT was 25.7 pg/mL which translates to 2.5 ng/dL. According to the given standard range, I have high FT, but according to every other range I have seen online it is super low. Am I mistaken?

TT = 587 ng/dL (264-916)
FT = 25.7 pg/mL (9.3-26.5)
E2 = 18.4 pg/mL (7.6-42.6)
SHBG = 44.1 nmol/L (16.5-55.9)
LH = 3.1 mIU/mL (1.7-8.6)
FSH = 3.2 mIU/mL (2.0-9.2)
TSH = 2.140 uIU/mL (0.450-4.500)

So my FT is 0.4% of my TT and that is high end of normal range??? I think this range is not right.

*I didn’t test the other thyroid stuff because I was told that they were going to “check my thyroid” as part of my tests and I didn’t realize that only meant TSH…I should have known to expect the least


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Those numbers would be that bad if you were in your 40-50’s, SHBG isn’t terribly high. You mention no symtoms whatsoever…? You have a solid chance at raising your numbers if your SHBG doesn’t cause problems later, I would find a natural way to decrease it while making lifestyle changes to improve your TT numbers.


#5

Thank you for your feedback. Do you know a healthy range of free testosterone?


#6

Something doesn’t add up right. Your SHBG is relatively high. With those TT numbers you should have much lower free T, possibly below range.


#7

That’s what I was thinking. Medium TT, High SHBG, high FT? I don’t understand those ratios and I don’t understand why if I convert my FT from pg/mL to ng/dL, the number is below every normal range on the internet.


#8

@KSman Really want to hear from you; you are so knowledgeable!