I am 32 and have a HRT question. I had a total test level drawn 6 months ago and it was 220's with a FSH that was low normal. I pursued this because I had a low test level (240's) in 2000 after I had a urethroplasty surgery do to stricture but didn't seek treatment back then. I have been on Androgel for 5-6 months at 5 grams daily.
My first 30 days on it my repeat test was 420's and I felt great. The mental cloudiness was clearing, fatigue decreasing, and life was good. But the last 30 days I have had testicular pain,fatigue,increasing nocturia,etc. My repeat test was 175 and I am increasing the Androgel to 7.5 grams.
I am seeing a Internal Medicine doc.....but I think I need an endocrinologist. I am wondering if any damage was done during the surgery as well. I am significantly overweight, but wonder if this weight gain was helped along by low T.
What would y'all do in my situation?
p.s AN added Androgel bonus is my Hematocrit was 45.......it hasn't been above 40 in almost a decade.