In your case/thread opening post:
-describe body and facial hair Normal
-describe where you carry fat and how changed No fat just some around midsection
-health conditions, symptoms [history] No health symptoms except fatigue, absolutely no libido, lack of energy, no desire to workout.
-Rx and OTC drugs, any hair loss drugs or prostate drugs ever Never been prescribed anything
-lab results with ranges
-describe diet I eat a high protein, complex carb and moderate fat diet.
-describe training I train 2/3 times per week, 1/2 other days of cardio. Basic weight lifting routines.
Over the past few years my sex drive really started to go down. It really affects my sex life and everything going on motivation wise. I stopped getting morning erections, had really no desire whatsoever for sex and a lack of wanting to go out and take on the world if you will.
I went to my primary doctor to discuss this, we agreed on having bloodwork drawn regarding testosterone.
HEMOGLOBIN A1C 4.0 - 6.0 % 4.9
WHITE BLOOD CELL 4.5 - 11.0 x10 3/uL 6.2
RED BLOOD CELL 4.50 - 6.00 x10 6/uL 4.79
HEMOGLOBIN 13.9 - 16.3 G/DL 14.0
HEMATOCRIT 42.0 - 52.0 % 41.5
T4, FREE 0.60 - 1.10 NG/DL 1.49
T3, TOTAL 87 - 178 NG/DL 69
TBG 14.5 - 32.0 MCG/ML 3.5
TESTOSTERONE 170.00 - 780.00 NG/DL 35.82
With these results I was sent to a urologist within the practice for further evaluation.
Today I visited this doctor, I tried speaking about treatment and what options I have, he said he will not talk treatment with me and wants to re do blood work. I explained I already had the same tests he wants done a month ago but he wants it to happen again. I felt the doctor was very prejudice towards me because I'm not an older man and I'm a younger person who is in decent shape. The doctor then asked me a few weird questions such as " have you ever bought steroids from someone sketchy in the corner of a gym"? I felt insulted, I called my primary doctor who is helpful but doesn't know much about hormones and she suggested I get the bloodwork and report back to her.
I feel like I'm being jerked around, the urologist wanted blood work and an MRI of my thyroid I believe. I'd really prefer not to wait 2 months between appts and not pay for all this blood work. Is this common? Or should I see someone else who will help?