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Are These Good Levels for a 22 YO?

I got a copy of my blood test results today and this is what I was tested for. My doctor says my T levels are “very good” but I still have really low libido.

Routine Hematology Result Reference Range and Comments
Hematology Panel
WBC 8.6 (4.0-11.0) 109/L
RBC 5.39 (4.30-5.90) 10
12/L
HGB 156 (135-180) g/L
HCT 0.46 (0.41-0.52) L/L
MCV 86 (80-100) fL
MCH 28.9 (27.0-34.0) pg
MCHC 338 (323-365) g/L
PLT 170 (150-400) 10*9/L

General Chemistry

FBS 4.7 (3.6-5.5) mmol/L taken at 0930 h

Thyroid function

TSH 3.11 (0.30-5.50) mU/L

Reproductive and Gonadal

Testosterone 14.7 (8.4-28.7) nmol/L Testosterone Coll. 0930
(Centaur - Chemiluminescence)
SHBG 16 (13-71) nmol/L
(Immulite 2000 Chemiluminescence)
Calc BioA Testo. 10.2 (5.0-18.0) nmol/L
(Method of Vermeulen)

So yeah my test levels are in the range, but if that’s the case I cant understand why I’m struggling to get an erection and have a dead libido. Are there any other hormones I should get tested out?? also another thing I wanted to ask is that some times my scrotum retracts inward and flattens with my testes ascended, is this normal for guys??

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So yeah my test levels are in the range, but if that’s the case I cant understand why I’m struggling to get an erection and have a dead libido. Are there any other hormones I should get tested out?? also another thing I wanted to ask is that some times my scrotum retracts inward and flattens with my testes ascended, is this normal for guys?? [/quote]

When they’re cold, yeah. :slight_smile: Your balls’ll suck up into your body when you’re cold. The distance they dangle is a function of temperature, and they try to maintain a constant temperature by varying the distance to the closest heat source (your torso).

How’s your sleep? The more I learn about it, the more I realize a lot of symptoms of low T and/or elevated E are also symptoms of sleep problems.