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Help, My GP is Dumb


#1

Went to my gp told him I suffer from lethargy and asked for t levels to be checked
and this is what he said was in range and fine.

age 23
197 pounds
six foot 2
fat on gut and buttocks

Testosterone, Serum (Total) 348 - 1197 ng/dL 362

Component Standard Range Your Value
Specific Gravity, Urine 1.005 - 1.030 1.010
pH, Urine 5.0 - 7.5 6.0
Color Yellow Yellow
APPEARANCE Clear Clear
Leukocytes Negative Negative
Protein Urine Random Negative/Trace Negative
Glucose Negative Negative
Ketones Negative Negative
RBC, UA Negative Negative
Bilirubin Negative Negative

Urobilinogen, Ur 0.0 - 1.9 mg/dL 0.2
Nitrite, Urine Negative Negative
MICROSCOPIC EXAMINATION Comment
Microscopic not indicated and not performed.

Cholesterol 100 - 189 mg/dL 154
Triglycerides 0 - 114 mg/dL 84
HDL >39 mg/dL 64
According to ATP-III Guidelines, HDL-C >59 mg/dL is considered a
negative risk factor for CHD.
VLDL Calc 5 - 40 mg/dL 17
Sum Total LDL-C 0 - 119 mg/dL 73
LDL/HDL RATIO 0.0 - 3.6 ratio units 1.1
LDL/HDL Ratio
Men Women
1/2 Avg.Risk 1.0 1.5
Avg.Risk 3.6 3.2
2X Avg.Risk 6.2 5.0
3X Avg.Risk 8.0 6.1

Component Standard Range Your Value
Glucose 65 - 99 mg/dL 75
BUN 6 - 20 mg/dL 5
Creatinine 0.76 - 1.27 mg/dL 0.83
eGFR Non-African American >59 mL/min/1.73 124
eGFR, African American >59 mL/min/1.73 143
BUN/Creatinine Ratio 8 - 19 6
Sodium 134 - 144 mmol/L 143
Potassium 3.5 - 5.2 mmol/L 3.9
Chloride 97 - 108 mmol/L 100
CO2 18 - 29 mmol/L 26
Calcium 8.7 - 10.2 mg/dL 9.7
Total Protein 6.0 - 8.5 g/dL 7.4
Albumin 3.5 - 5.5 g/dL 5.1
Globulin, Total 1.5 - 4.5 g/dL 2.3
Albumin/Globulin Ratio 1.1 - 2.5 2.2
Total Bilirubin 0.0 - 1.2 mg/dL 0.7
Alkaline Phosphatase 39 - 117 IU/L 63
AST (SGOT) 0 - 40 IU/L 16
ALT 0 - 44 IU/L 13


#2

Cholesterol is getting too low!

Your T levels are not in range for your age. You can get into his face, but you will always be dealing with the same idiot

More labs!

  • TT
  • FT
  • E2
  • prolactin
  • LH/FSH
  • DHEA-S
  • TSH

Please read these stickies - a lot to take in:

  • advice for new guys
  • things that damage your hormones
  • thyroid basics
    – check body temps as suggested and consider your long term intake of iodized salt, or lack thereof
  • finding a TRT doc