I apologize in advance if I did this wrong, I tried to follow the stickies as bast I could.
Body and facial hair - Very little body hair - very sparse facial hair with none in several areas. Wouldn’t appear to be hereditary as I am the only one in my family that I know of who isn’t fairly hairy.
Describe where you carry fat and how changed - Pretty evenly, but have a large belly and love handles, and carry some weight in the chest and legs especially the thighs.
Testosterone 331 (249-836)
Free T 10.1 (8.7-25.1)
I discovered this forum after I had the labs done, or I would have done more extensive testing.
Basically, I had asked my doctor about my lack of body and facial hair, and he suggested a testosterone test. After I had the blood drawn, I did a little research and noticed that I had several other symptoms such as lack of motivation, confidence (partly because of the lack of facial hair) and energy, difficulty concentrating, and according to my wife, reduced sex drive.
The doctor’s office called today and said the doctor had reviewed the results and said the results were normal, that this wasn’t causing my fatigue, and wanted me to come back in for a TSH test and then possibly a sleep test. I was confused because I’m not particularly fatigued, it’s more a lack of motivation than tiredness. No mention of the other symptoms or the lack of hair. Should I insist on further testing and possibly even go to another doctor, or is it more likely that my symptoms are thyroid and my test results in being in the low end of normal are just because I am overweight? Wondering if anyone had some advice based on this limited information so I can decide what my next step is. I have insurance with a very high deductible, so it’s hard to go see a ton of doctors.