Patchy facial hair, not really hairy on my arms or legs, little to no chest or back hair.
Belly fat, thigh fat, chubby cheeks
Symptoms are difficulty losing weight, lack of energy in the gym, foggy brain function, sometimes weak erections, low interest in sex
I've started taking Centrum vitamins, Allegra now and then for allergies
No hair loss from my head, legs have hair loss but might be due to wearing work boots and socks
Result 9:44 a.m. 97.4f
TSH 3rd generation w/ reflex to FT4 (36127):0.95 r:0.40-4.50N
Triglycerides: 202 r:<150H
Cholesterol: 226 r:125-200H
CHOL/HDL Ratio: 4.9 r:NON-HDL:180 r:...H
HEMOGLOBIN A1c: 5.4 r:<5.7N
eAG (mmol/L): 6.0
GLUCOSE BLOOD: 87 r:65-99N
UREA NITROGEN (BUN): 19 r:7-25N
EGFR NON AFR American98>OR=60N
CARBON DIOXIDE: 24 r:19-30N
CALCUIM: 9.9 r:8.6-10.3N
PROTEIN TOTAL: 7.6 r:6.1-8.1N
ALBUMIN: 4.9 r:3.6-5.1N
GLOBULIN: 2.7 r:1.9-3.7N
ALB/GLOB RATIO: 1.8 r:1.0-2.5N
BILIRUBIN TOTAL: 0.8 r:0.2-1.2N
ALKALINE PHOSPHATE: 84 r:40-115N
AST: 17 r:10-40N
ALT: 29 r:9-46N
EGFR AFR AMERICAN: 114r:>OR=60N
WHT BLOOD CELL COUNT: 4.4r:3.8-108N
RED BLOOD CELL COUNT: 5.43 r:4.20-5.80N
HEMOGLOBIN: 16.6 r:13.2-17.1N
HEMATOCRIT: 50.3 r:38.5-50.0H
MCV: 92.5 r: 80-100N
MCH: 30.5 r: 27-33N
MCHC: 33 r: 32-36N
RDW: 13.5 r: 11-15N
PLATELET COUNT: 174 r:140-400N
MPV: 9.8 r: 7.5-11.5N
ABS. NEUTROPHILS: 2323 r:1500-7800N
ABS. LYMPHOCYTES:1562 r:850-3900N
ABS. MONOCYTES: 339 r:200-950N
ABS. EOSINPHILS: 158 r:15-500N
ABS. BASOPHILS: 18 r:0-200N
Fairly clean diet with 100 grams of protein per day from chicken, pork or beef, salad for lunch and dinner, fats from avacodos, nuts, etc. little to no added sugar foods, bread eggs and milk for breakfast most days.
Little to no testicle pain, rarely after sitting I've experienced discomfort, I have varicoseles (like most men) left side of scrotum. Haven't had children of my own so can't speak for fertility.
Nocturnal erections are frequently found upon waking to use restroom. They very from hard as stock to chubby
Morning wood mimicks nocturnal wood really. Some days are harder than others.
Waking temps avg. 97.2 so far.
Hello guys. I found this forum after searching some of my symptoms and suspecting low t. The above blood test results are from January 2015. I recently had a new test done (hope it has all the tests needed to help diagnose) but haven't received the hard copy yet. I expect it in a few days. The nurse told my my t levels dropped to 276 ng/dl but were still in the normal range. Sound familiar? Also told me I have higher cholesterol. I have begun to incorporate more iodine to see if I can bring the temps back up.
I don't want to have to be on TRT if I don't need it.
I'm having a hard time determining if that's the problem since my tsh seems like a good number.
I've learned a lot from this sight and Ksmans posts as well as others. I have found this forum difficult to navigate so hopefully I'm posting this in the right place.
Like so many others I first went to my doc about low t symptoms. He tried to push me anti depressants. I don't feel depressed, just don't enjoy things like I used to and can't focus. He doesn't want to even talk to me about TRT which I admire in a way because he wants to see what the real problem is yet I'm not sure he has the knowledge to do so. As my conditions have gotten worse I have continued to study my symptoms and I'm confident low t is causing all of them. The only question is what's causing my low t? Hopefully someone can help me understand my labs and put the pieces together. I will take whatever additional test I need to to be a better me. Thanks for reading.