My latest labs after finally starting HCG 250iu x 3 added to my regular 40mg x 2 test E (80mg per week).
Going well, definitely solving a host of sexual sides from mono TRT that drew me to this site, but confused as to why my bloodwork is showing a significant E2 drop after starting the HCG. I understand E2 isn’t exactly a sensitive test, or one that should be obsessed over, but my results are always fairly consistent, never a drop like this before.
Converted to standard, my lab’s units and ranges in brackets. 30 Days into HCG. Drawn in the trough.
TT = 685.9 NG/DL (23.8 nmol/l 8.4 - 28.8)
FT = 182 PG/ML (632 pmol/l 196 - 636)
E2 = 13.1 PG/ML (48 pmol/l <162)
Over my last 5 blood tests, E2 has consistently been between 26 and 32 pg (96 and 120pmol), the last one being 26.2pg on 2 doses of T per week (for approx 6 weeks since switching from x1 IM per week). I do not have a baseline for E2.
Does this make sense? HCG produces more test naturally, verified by it raising my TT to 685 from 500, so why is it not converting that to E2? Furthermore, why is it lowering my E2 overall?