I got my bloodwork done in anticipation of my first cycle. I’m 26 5’10" 215 and have been powerlifting for about 9 years.
Made an appointment with a GP for a physical and to have blood drawn before I started my first cycle of AAS. First time going to this doctor and it was not a pleasant experience. I told them the reason I wanted my blood drawn was because I had taken propecia and stopped after it causes sexual dysfunction and wanted to make sure everything was working again… They refused to test my estradiol, prolactin, progesterone because those were “female hormones only” and “had nothing to do with me”.
Also wouldn’t check my PSA because they said I was too young. Anyway they called with the results today and told me I need to stop taking whatever “supplements” I was on… when I said I wasn’t taking anything they referred me to an endocrinologist.
Here were the results:
TSH, 3rd Generation 0.88 0.40-4.50 mIU/L
FSH 18.8 1.6-8.0 mIU/L
LH 9.2 1.5-9.3 mIU/mL
Testosterone Total 343 241-827 ng/dL
Tests were done early in the morning.
Any ideas on why this might be the case? Test seems quite low for a young healthy powerlifter. Never taken AAS, only thing is propecia for 6 months starting in 3/10 and stopped 9/10 after loss of libido. Came back shortly after I discontinued treatment.