Hey fellas, new member here, looking for some help regarding bloodwork and TRT.
Just some background: 35yo male, 5’7", 155lbs. Married, 2 kids.
I regularly go to the gym and eat healthy, but the last couple years I just haven’t been feeling myself. Low energy, little motivation, no urge for sex, and problems gaining muscle mass.
I was getting a yearly physical with my primary and told her my symptoms and was sent to get blood work done. She first started telling me it’s probably something with my thyroid but I asked if they can test my T levels and such, and she agreed since my insurance covered it.
Results came back as:
Total T: 320 (264-916)
Free T %: 1.8 (1.5-3.2)
Free T,S: 58 (52-280)
SHBG: 42.2 (16.5-55.9)
I went for a follow up and she said everything is in range and i’m perfectly healthy.
I told her that my T is definitely on the low side and she insisted it’s nothing to worry about.
Now, i’ve done some reading prior and knew my T levels are definitely on the low side.
I’ve asked for a referral to an urologist and will be following up with one. My concern is that since all my test results were in range, the urologist will have the same opinion as my primary.
If I tell the urologist I would like to try TRT, are my blood results enough to warrant it?
Will my symptons be enough for him to prescribe me something?
Any input appreciated. Thanks!