Hoping to get a little interpretation here. I have been on T Therapy for about 5 months now. Longs story trying to work this all out with the doc and am in the process of finding another. But for now I have been moved to 200ml weekly from 200 bi-weekly about 4 weeks ago. My doc did not seem to think that at this dose Estrogen would be any issue, however since I started T I have not been able to lose a single pound no matter what I do.
So I did a independent Estrogen test 2 weeks ago. The lab was able to do a Dihydrostestorterone and Total Estrogen Test. Doc will be testing my T again shortly so I figures why pay for that again.
My results were:
Dihydrotestosterone 59 ng/dL with reference range of 30-85
Estrogen's, Total 135 pg/mL with reference range of 40-115
So my estrogen's seem high. However what I do not have a good handle on is how high does it need to be before I have serious bad effects (Gynecomastia, weight gain and the rest). Its only about 20 over range, so part of me is thinking that it might be affecting weight loss but not so super high that I should be running for the hills.
However, since I am so new to all of this I thought I would ask.
Also, I noticed from a recent KSman post that I should not test for Total Estrogen's but rather test for E2. However my current lab only offers Estradiol and Estrogen. Is E2 one of those or another test altogether and if so any independent lab suggestions for the Midwest.