Hey guys, I’m new to these forums and it looks like you would be able to help me interpret my bloodwork. I am a 19 year old male, 6 foot 185 pounds, powerlift 4 days a week, and fairly active. For about the past year or so I haven’t felt like I used to. I still feel ok and my energy is fine, but my libido is definitely down and my erections are not optimal. I told my doctor about these symptoms at my last visit and he had some blood work done. I felt like he chose odd tests, but I’ll post anything that could possibly be helpful:
Testosterone Total: 542.05 ng/dl (300-950)
Estradiol: 10.0 pg/ml (27.1-52.2)
TSH: 2.42 (.52-4.13)
Free T4: .97 (.78-1.34)
Unfortunately he didn’t do any tests for Total t4, free or total t3, or free testosterone. I’ve read some of the stickies and I feel my thyroid definitely isn’t functioning correctly. My average morning temp over the last week has been 96.8 and average afternoon temp has been 97.5. I never added salt to my food until about 2 months ago, but I’m still only eating about a tablespoon of iodized salt a day. One thing to note is that I have drank a gallon of tap water each day or more for the whole time I’ve had these troubles. I’ve read that fluoride can inhibit Iodine absorption, but that could just be misinformation.
Overall, I am wondering if anyone can help to interpret my blood tests, and specifically why my estradiol is really low. Also, do you think taking iodine supplements will benefit me. Lastly, why would I be experiencing thyroid issues at only 19? Thank you in advance.