Wondering if you can let me know what to expect from my first Endocrinologist appointment and what I should be asking.
A few details:
Height: 185cm - 6’0"
Weight: 76kg - 168lb
Live in Australia
Exercise: weights 3 times per week for last 6 months. Run 3 times per week.
Diet is pretty good, ample protein and vegetables, low in carbs but not super low like Atkins.
Not on any medication.
Symptoms: For a number of years: No morning wood, occasional erection without stimulation (during intimacy) but does not last more than 5-6 seconds unless continued stimulation, libido/want for sex remains normal, more irritable and quicker to anger than previously.
Last 6 months: occasional feelings of mild depression/sadness, lack of concentration and motivation, over thinking/analysing things, minimal/no vascularity despite low body fat and working out.
The doctor ordered some initial bloods and some of the results that I can see that are of relevance are:
Testosterone 24.5 nmol/L (10.0-28.0)
Calc Free Testo 214 pmol/L (170-670)
SHBG 110 nmol/L (17-56)
Some other results:
AST 30 U/L (10-40)
ALT 31 U/L (5-40)
Total Protein 77 g/L (66-83)
Albumin 44 g/L (36-47)
There are other results but they don’t seem to be the same tests of relevance that get discussed here.
The doctor has referred me to an Endocrinologist and the appointment is in a few weeks.
What questions should I be asking and what should I expect from this appointment?