I’m a 30yr male “powerlifter”. I lift about 5-6 times a week. I’m 196lb about 13-14% body fat. I started to have very bad recovery over the last 2 years so I finally went to LabCorp and got my T checked. The results and questions are below. Thank you so much for the help and resources you guys provide because you keep me sane reading this stuff.
I got my lab results and went to the doctor about low testosterone and now I’m slightly worried.
Comp. Metabolic Panel (14)
Glucose, Serum 78 65-99 mg/dL 01
BUN 21 HIGH 6-20 mg/dL 01
Creatinine, Serum 1.33 HIGH 0.76-1.27 mg/dL 01
AST (SGOT) 32 0-40 IU/L 01
ALT (SGPT) 96 HIGH 0-44 IU/L 01
Testosterone, Serum 268 LOW 348-1197 ng/dL 01
Luteinizing Hormone(LH), S
LH 2.1 1.7-8.6 mIU/mL 01
FSH 1.5 1.5-12.4 mIU/mL 01
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Estradiol 18.4 7.6-42.6 pg/mL 01
Based on these results and my Dr. Google degree I appear to suffer from secondary hypogonadism. I feel like I have very low FSH and LH which could mean pituitary issues which cause my low T. I went to the doctor today and was told I do have low testosterone but not alarmingly low and that I will have to do another blood test before we decide about any trt or hrt. The thing I’m worried about is my FSH and LH being so low. Should I be concerned about a tumor or other pituitary issue or is that not low enough to warrant the concern? I currently suffer from extreme fatigue, headaches, and increased stress.