Original post for context and more symptoms detail: Very Low Free T (Otherwise Normal Labs) + Small Testes + Symptoms
I kinda feel resigned and have been living in a bit of a haze recently, trying to ignore my symptoms and focus on work. I’m 32 and I think subconsciously I’m avoiding relationships because of my issues.
You guys are awesome and I’m very thankful this forum exists.
The Free T figures shown below were provided by legit online blood panel companies, so I presume they’re accurate. If my Free T is indeed this low, it might explain my symptoms. Doctor is hesitant to refer me to endocrinologist - and wouldn’t even test for SHBG - because my total T is within normal range.
What I’d like opinions on is why I have low Free T despite normal TT. SHBG and albumin seem to be at the higher end of the ‘normal range’, but is this enough to explain it? Anything I can do to raise Free T? I’ve been taking boron capsules sporadically over the past few years but they don’t seem to have helped much.
- Poor erection quality for some time, diminished libido.
- ‘Tight’ balls - aren’t your balls supposed to sag more as you get older? Not sure if it’s related, but my balls just don’t sag at all anymore. Also it sometimes feels like the tubes are twisted up
- On a related note, I was diagnosed with testicular microlithiasis a couple of years ago. I should go back to the urologist to check on this; may be the cause of low FSH?
- I have been constantly mildly dizzy recently, which I attribute to an ear problem but may be linked.
- Fatigue/brain fog issues
Total T: 19.7 nmol/L
SHBG: 43 nmol/L
Serum albumin: 48 g/L
Free T (calculated): 0.359 nmol/L (previously 0.228)
Free Androgen Index: 38.82
FSH: 1.6 IU/L
LH: 5 IU/L
TSH: 3.18 mIU/L
Oaestradiol: 94 pmol/L
Thanks again, any comments welcome