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22 and Hypogonadistic?


This is for my son. He has always be somewhat overweight is generally built like a brick s**thouse, but hypogoadism seems a clear possibility. Any suggestions?

age 22
-height 6'
-waist 44"
-weight 231
-describe body and facial hair Weak beard growth no body hair
-describe where you carry fat and how changed Hips and ass, tyre
-health conditions, symptoms [history] Good health
-Rx and OTC drugs, any hair loss drugs or prostate drugs ever none

-lab results with ranges
DHEA sulfate 3897 ng/ml
17-OH-progesterone 2.16 ng/ml
Androstenedione 1.87 ng/ml
Total T 3.47 ng/ml
SHBG 20 nmol/l
Free testosterone index 59.90
Androstanediol Gluc 31.1
TSH 2.414 mU/l
Free T4 11.5 pg/ml
Hematocrite 45%
Hemoglobine 15.9 g/dl

-describe diet Meat fish and fresh veggies, too much pasta
-describe training Weights at times
-testes ache, ever, with a fever? don't know


Same comments re thyroid as per your thread. Iodine deficiency affects whole families.

He needs labs for LH/FSH and E2

Read the advice for new guys sticky for other causes of low T.


Thanks KSman, Read the advice. Definitely not thyroid in his case. We keep him around to attract thwe mosquitoes in summer..

I will look into the additional lab items. He is in the US and does not yet have insurance.