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28, Basically Non Existent Facial Hair. Bloodwork Included


#1

I’ve been curious about not being able to grow facial since every other male in my family could by their late teens, and here I am at 28 with facial hair so sparse that I can count the strands individually and have to shave every week so as to not look like a teenager trying to show off his peach fuzz mustache. I have a normal amount of pube and leg hair but I’m not hairy anywhere else.

Is there anything in the bloodwork that could point to a root cause?

Is there anything out of the ordinary in regards to general health? I have some low T symptoms like feeling fatigued and low energy all the time but I’m not sure if it’s just mental in nature. Thanks.

Hormones
D.H.E.A. SULPHATE 6.130 umol/L (0.440 - 13.400)
FOLLICLE STIM. HORMONE 3.18 IU/L (1.500 - 12.400)
LUTEINISING HORMONE 5.69 IU/L (1.700 - 8.600)
TESTOSTERONE 24.36 nmol/L (7.600 - 31.400)
SEX HORMONE BINDING GLOB 52.13 nmol/L (16.000 - 55.000)
FREE ANDROGEN INDEX 46.73 Ratio (24.000 - 104.000)
DIHYDROTESTOSTERONE 0.850 nmol/L (0.340 - 2.060)
FREE TESTOSTERONE 14.78 pg/ml (4.000 - 30.000)
17-BETA OESTRADIOL 141.2 pmol/L (44.000 - 156.000)

Thyroid Function
THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE: 1.31 mIU/L (0.270 - 4.200)
FREE THYROXINE: 15.85 pmol/L (12.000 - 22.000)
TOTAL THYROXINE(T4): 94.0 nmol/L (59.000 - 154.000)
FREE T3: 5.13 pmol/L (3.100 - 6.800)

Thyroid Antibodies
THYROGLOBULIN ANTIBODY 18.100 IU/mL (0.000 - 115.000)
THYROID PEROXIDASE ANTIBODIES 11.64 IU/mL (0.000 - 34.000)


#2

Your TT and FT look good, but you need an estrogen sensitive or enhanced test, if it’s high you can experience low-T symptoms. Also SHBG is high near top of the range which could also be causing issues.