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Low T at 17 Years Old

Hi, just wondering if I could get some advice on my situation…

I’m a 17 year old male, 5 foot 9 and have very low testosterone 4 nmol/l (converts to 115 ng/dl I think), previously had anorexia for a period of about a year and got to a weight of 111lbs… Now back up to 147lbs but my testosterone is staying very low ( currently a year on from my ED)

I eat a good diet and have been trying to eat more fat recently due to its role in hormone production, I eat about 2800 to 3000 calories a day (not being strict with that so sometimes more) and maintaining my weight. I workout and I’m putting the effort in but I have trouble putting on and maintaining muscle.

I also have very little energy and almost no labido

Currently under an endocrinologist in the uk but would prefer not to have TRT due to the side effects.

I’ve had a pituitary MRI and everything’s normal…

is TRT a smart option at my age?

Any advice and knowledge would be appreciated :+1:


Can you post your labs with ranges?

First two are from March and last is most recent