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40 Year Old Male Low T Need Advice


#1
 I am a 40 year old male in the Dayton ohio area. About 2 years ago I started to feel like I was experiencing low t symptoms so I went to a local GP and had it tested . My total test was 347 and free was 17 . He said I was in the normal range so he wouldn't do anything. My research said I was on the very low end for total and not too bad for free so I didn't pursue it any further.

This year I went to a different GP for my annual physical required by my work and asked to be tested again . This time I had a total of 215 and a free of 8.5, this doctor also does not want to treat because even though my total was low, my free was in the low end of the normal range. I have been feeling lethargic, can't shed weight no matter how hard I work, am struggling with libido. I am not trying to get jacked... Just trying to feel normal again. Does anyone have any advise on how I can find a doc, preferably in my area, that can help.

Thanks


#2

[quote]Brett5959 wrote:
I am a 40 year old male in the Dayton ohio area. About 2 years ago I started to feel like I was experiencing low t symptoms so I went to a local GP and had it tested . My total test was 347 and free was 17 . He said I was in the normal range so he wouldn’t do anything. My research said I was on the very low end for total and not too bad for free so I didn’t pursue it any further.

This year I went to a different GP for my annual physical required by my work and asked to be tested again . This time I had a total of 215 and a free of 8.5, this doctor also does not want to treat because even though my total was low, my free was in the low end of the normal range. I have been feeling lethargic, can’t shed weight no matter how hard I work, am struggling with libido. I am not trying to get jacked… Just trying to feel normal again. Does anyone have any advise on how I can find a doc, preferably in my area, that can help.

Thanks[/quote]

215 ng/dl is NOT a normal level. The doctor who told you this is completely irresponsible and probably did not want to be bothered! Although doctors are puffed up as god-like figures that we must respect, I can say for sure, having worked in healthcare for over a decade, that many of them are glorified bums!

I have had my T levels checked for over a decade and I’ve never seen one range from any lab that shows 217 is in the normal range, which is usually listed as 300 to 1000.

You have a serious medical condition, hypogonadism, and it needs to be treated.

Do not bother with GP’s for this. See a urologist or endocrinologist who knows what they are doing for TRT. I have a urologist with a fellowship in andrology, which is the best specialist to see for this condition. Use google, ask around. Call offices and see if a doctor deals with TRT. Maybe some on here live in Ohio.


#3

Still there?

FT in normal guys [not doing TRT] varies a lot and labs can catch highs or lows. In this situation, TT is the better representation of average status.

You need to test LH/FSH before starting TRT.

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