Since I have been talking to myself in this thread a lot :), I decided to add a few more comments of things that I am learning. Of course, I don’t know if this “learning” will help me or just provide more questions, but some of it has been interesting.
The urine test I had from ZRT is “snake oil medicine” according to some doctors as there is “no scientific evidence” to support this type of urine collection for hormone testing. I don’t know about all that, but it was worth trying the test.
I had never heard of “Bisphenol A” before this test. The test showed a “high” concentration.
Supposedly high levels are caused by SOME water bottles, plastic wrap, soup cans, etc. I started re-checking all the plastic bottles I use (water, soft drinks, etc.), and according to the markings (“Furthermore, plastics marked with a #1, 2, 4, or 5 don’t contain BPA and may be better choices)_”, none of them should be a concern. I very rarely ate soup out of a can, but I did use plastic wrap when heating items in the microwave. Bisphenol A is also in thermal receipts, something I touch multiple times per day.
Oh, and I also found that the use of hand sanitizers allow BPA from thermal receipts to enter your blood stream more easily.
Once I figured out what it was, I looked around to find out what it does. That was the weird part.
An increased urine BPA level was associated with increased prolactin (p<0.001), estradiol (p<0.001), sex hormone-binding globulin level (p=0.001), and a reduced androstenedione (p<0.001) and free androgen index level (p=0.021).
After adjustment for potential confounders using linear regression, increasing serum BPA concentration was statistically significantly associated with  decreased androstenedione levels,  decreased free testosterone levels,  decreased free androgen index, and  increased sex hormone-binding globulin levels.
Also affects sperm quality. Source
This was both an interesting and confusing find. I get a half-dozen receipts from other businesses each day … and we use thermal receipts in my business. And I live out of plastic bottles, so I couldn’t imagine what change I would make.
Since no one has a good handle on what REALLY causes increased SHBG (and I have HIGH SHBG levels), I keep looking for anything that might shed some light on the underlying source.
The only thing I can do with this information – stop storing food in plastic containers (I will buy glass); never refill a water bottle; never drink from a water bottle that has been in the direct sun (!); no more canned soup; stop covering food with plastic wrap, especially when heating in the microwave; stop keeping receipts in my wallet; and wash my hands after touching receipts.
Updated 1/19/18: I realized that I drink out of plastic cups very often at home. I liked some of the plastic cups that some restaurants give you and I found myself using them instead of the glass ones. When I checked the recycling number on the cup, some were questionable as to whether BPA was included. I have stopped drinking out of this type of plastic cup.