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At 19, Do I Need TRT?


Hello, I am a 19 year old male and 2 years ago I got a blood test done and my test levels were 255…i thought maybe if i lost weight and waited for some time it would become normal but it hasn’t. I still feel the same way I did 2 years ago even though i lost 30 lbs and now I am considered “normal” body weight. The doctor at that time said it was normal and I didn’t know a whole lot about this so I just took her advice without countering it but today I realize maybe I should have been more proactive. I might go in for a second opinion, but what do you guys think? 255 is certainly too low for a 19 year old teen right?

edit: Also i realize many of you post your lab results but unfortunately I don’t have the sheet with me since its been so long…it must have gotten misplaced. My test level being 255 is all I remember. So sorry if the information is too little for anyone to comment off of but I just wanted to hear some inputs. I have the symptoms of low libido…depression to some extent, low energy, struggling to make any muscular gains even though i work my ass off…


Do you/have you watched a lot of porn over the years?

Call your Dr for the lab results. Often you can find them online once you register/login and then you can provide them for us tor review.


Labs are important.


Follow these links in the 2nd post of the 1st forum topic:

  • advice for new guys
  • things that damage your hormones

CBC with hematocrit
AM cortisol [at 8AM please]

Your T level [do not have the lab range] appears to be very low and definitely not normal or OK for a young guy.


Do you use iodized salt?
Are your outer eyebrows sparse?
Do you get cold easily?