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Testosterone Level for an 18 Yr Old?

Hi guys

just a quick question here.

had my testosterone level checked via blood test. I’m 18, Male of course.

Could someone tell me what the normal levels should be? I’ve got some numbers in brackets alongside what looks to be a result but its not exactly clear.

Does anyone know the Normal Testosterone levels for an 18 year old then? in “nmol/L”.

Thanks guys

its like 400-1100 or something, I can’t quite remember the exact range but that’s close.

Hmm I’m guessing thats in another type of measurement.

My result is;

3.5 nmol/L

The form has (8.5-27.5) beside the 3.5 (which im guessing is the result, theres no other number on the page).

Doctor said… slightly low. Slightly? that doesnt look slightly to me.

Any comments?

You are too low. 8,5-27,5 is a ref range (a number in between is what any healthy 18y/o male should have), so you are lower than normal range.

Why did your doc order that test? I think you should investigate it and search for the cause of such low number in your test score. Maybe you should even test your other hormones (prolactin, thyroid etc).

Some reasons Testosterone drops are: lack of sleep, lack of fat in your diet (less than 20%) or overall lack of calories (maybe you’ve been dieting?), high daily stress.

Good luck!

P.S. There is Alpha Male in the store, maybe you should try it out and re-test your Testosterone levels.

[quote]Johny23 wrote:
You are too low. 8,5-27,5 is a ref range (a number in between is what any healthy 18y/o male should have), so you are lower than normal range.

Why did your doc order that test? I think you should investigate it and search for the cause of such low number in your test score. Maybe you should even test your other hormones (prolactin, thyroid etc).

Some reasons Testosterone drops are: lack of sleep, lack of fat in your diet (less than 20%) or overall lack of calories (maybe you’ve been dieting?), high daily stress.

Good luck!

P.S. There is Alpha Male in the store, maybe you should try it out and re-test your Testosterone levels.[/quote]

Hi

I ordered the doc to take the test. Reasons are because i’m 18, have no facial hair, look like i’m 14 and 5’ 4’’. I tested some other hormones, thyroid was one of them and they all came back fine - except the testosterone.

The doc did say they were “…just slightly below what the average is” Personally I wouldn’t call 3.5 slighlty under 8.5 - but I wanted to ask here to make sure as the scale might have been ‘easy to move up/down’ in.

I dont think the sleeping or eating is a problem, nor is stress - I have about the average stress I would say… but nothing extreme.

The doc did say i would have to go and see someone about a possibility of treatment - I just wanted to find out here first that it was actually low so I can justify that I need the testosterone ‘supplements’ and not be told “it will be okay”.

You should definitely get professional endocrinologists consultation. As far as I know the only treatment is hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Your low Testosterone levels might be due to low Luteinizing hormone, but even if you test it I don’t know if there is treatment for that except HRT.

P.S. If your doc didn’t do anything about you other than just saying “you are slightly low”, then you should take initiative and ask for possible treatment options or reference to endocrinologist.

[quote]waylanderxx wrote:
its like 400-1100 or something, I can’t quite remember the exact range but that’s close.[/quote]

Those numbers are ng/dL I believe.

[quote]Johny23 wrote:
You are too low. 8,5-27,5 is a ref range (a number in between is what any healthy 18y/o male should have), so you are lower than normal range.

Why did your doc order that test? I think you should investigate it and search for the cause of such low number in your test score. Maybe you should even test your other hormones (prolactin, thyroid etc).

Some reasons Testosterone drops are: lack of sleep, lack of fat in your diet (less than 20%) or overall lack of calories (maybe you’ve been dieting?), high daily stress.

Good luck!

P.S. There is Alpha Male in the store, maybe you should try it out and re-test your Testosterone levels.[/quote]

Alpha Male isnt going to do much to help someone who is severely deficient. Hell, I have my doubts that its going to provide a very significant boost for someone who isnt deficient.

I would say 3.5 is definitely more than a little low.

If your doctor isnt going to get you on some shit to fix this now, you need to find a new doctor because your current one sucks.

If you cant get a doctor to help you, head over to steroids and talk to Bushido or Bill Roberts. Im sure that, given your situation, they would be more than willing to help you…and not just tell you to take some OTC “test booster”…real help.

Not to hijack, but this is one thing that pisses me off to no end. Guys who should be at optimal test levels due to their ages are denied TRT because of the stigma surrounding test.

Good luck kid.

[quote]Stronghold wrote:

Alpha Male isnt going to do much to help someone who is severely deficient. Hell, I have my doubts that its going to provide a very significant boost for someone who isnt deficient.

I would say 3.5 is definitely more than a little low.

Good luck kid.[/quote]

If the problem isn’t testicular failure, then AM could help. I myself am at 20.69nmol/l (ref range for my age group is 6.1-27.1nmol/l) and I ordered AM today.

After I’ve used the bottle I’ll get my Test levels checked again and will post the results here: http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/sports_body_training_performance_bodybuilding_article/super_concentrated_alpha_male_1?id=1054376&pageNo=11 and then we will see if it really doesn’t do anything for someone who is in upper-normal levels.

As for his doctor, I agree that he did lousy job, because questions that he left unanswered are too important.

[quote]Johny23 wrote:
Stronghold wrote:

Alpha Male isnt going to do much to help someone who is severely deficient. Hell, I have my doubts that its going to provide a very significant boost for someone who isnt deficient.

I would say 3.5 is definitely more than a little low.

Good luck kid.

If the problem isn’t testicular failure, then AM could help. I myself am at 20.69nmol/l (ref range for my age group is 6.1-27.1nmol/l) and I ordered AM today.

After I’ve used the bottle I’ll get my Test levels checked again and will post the results here: http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/sports_body_training_performance_bodybuilding_article/super_concentrated_alpha_male_1?id=1054376&pageNo=11 and then we will see if it really doesn’t do anything for someone who is in upper-normal levels.

As for his doctor, I agree that he did lousy job, because questions that he left unanswered are too important.[/quote]

My issue is that you recommended an OTC test booster to a kid who’s test levels are less than HALF of the lower limit of the reference range at 18 years old.

AM should not even be a consideration. He needs to find a doctor to help him, and if he cant find a doctor to help him, hes going to need to break out some bigger guns than a tribulus/longjack product. Thats like bringing a knife to a gun fight.

[quote]Stronghold wrote:
If your doctor isnt going to get you on some shit to fix this now, you need to find a new doctor because your current one sucks.
[/quote]

This needs to be highlighted, bolded, repeated, emphasized, etc…

When I was a freshman in college, my doc prescribed some routine blood work tests, and I asked if I could get my T levels checked out, merely because I was curious.

When he called with the results, the first thing he asked was “Why did you want your T levels checked?”

They were low, and he explained that sometimes labs fuck things up and he wanted a re-test. However, he did start talking to me about TRT and such, and told me to start researching.

…I took a re-test a few days later and they turned out to be at the higher end of the spectrum.

My vote is to get them re-tested, and ask for the results (with the unit of measurement) so people like Bill Roberts and Bushido can decipher them correctly.

IMO, get a re-test and if they’re still low, DO SOME RESEARCH, and find an excellent TRT/HRT/anti-aging doctor.

[quote]Johny23 wrote:
If the problem isn’t testicular failure, then AM could help. I myself am at 20.69nmol/l (ref range for my age group is 6.1-27.1nmol/l) and I ordered AM today.
[/quote]

Taking Alpha Male to “fix” his low test level is like putting a bandaid on a gaping wound. The kid has abnormally low test–a medical condition. He needs a good doc that will figure out why and give him real drugs to fix the problem.

hey guys

thanks for the replies.

Least I can enforce that I need the real drugs, rather than being told to wait (which has been done to me many times) as Its not the first time I’ve been concerneed with my ‘facial hair, development of face etc’ - I just never knew what T-levels were back then (around 13-14).

I think I may take a second blood test, just to be sure - before undertaking any drugs, you know… just to be on the safeside and to put my mind at rest but I doubt it can flucturate that severley? I mean it is clearly ovbious that I do still have a “kid” frame as it were, along with a kid face… which although sometimes people find funny is actually quite frustrating when your’e trying to get people to take you seriously!

thanks guys and I’ll keep an update on here as to whats going on!

Take some Test. Problem solved.

[quote]masonator wrote:
Take some Test. Problem solved. [/quote]

err try reading the thread first before trying +1 your postcount.

got an appointment booked soon will update you guys.

[quote]TNDude wrote:
masonator wrote:
Take some Test. Problem solved.

err try reading the thread first before trying +1 your postcount.

got an appointment booked soon will update you guys.[/quote]

I did read the thread. So tell me how taking Test WOULDN’T help your problem. You have low test levels. Taking Test (among other things) will raise them. All the older guys I know with low t levels end up getting prescribed-you guessed it- TEST. Why not try it yourself and see if it works?

[quote]masonator wrote:
TNDude wrote:
masonator wrote:
Take some Test. Problem solved.

err try reading the thread first before trying +1 your postcount.

got an appointment booked soon will update you guys.

I did read the thread. So tell me how taking Test WOULDN’T help your problem. You have low test levels. Taking Test (among other things) will raise them. All the older guys I know with low t levels end up getting prescribed-you guessed it- TEST. Why not try it yourself and see if it works?[/quote]

Because what if he has secondary hypogonadism and not primary hypogonadism. That’s why 18 year olds should not be self-medicating. He is doing the right thing by going to see a specialist.

Keep your half assed opinions to yourself on things you only have second hand knowledge of.

OP check out the Over 35 forum or the Steroids forum for a list of hormones to get tested (E2, LH, FSH, Prolactin, Free T, Total T, SHBG etc). You’ll have to do a search but it shouldn’t be that hard to find. Have a decent base of knowledge before you go see the endo just so the stuff he/she talks about doesn’t go completely over your head.

(I’m not implying you are not intelligent, just that this stuff isn’t common knowledge especially for an 18 year old)

Ok thanks guys.

Also @ Masonator; didn’t realise you meant testosterone… thought you meant take a ‘Test’ (blood test) which I already had done lol!

I’ve got an appointment like next month… that too long? What exactly is the name of the person that I need to have an appointment with? (i.e; their medical profession name/sector)

[quote]TNDude wrote:
Ok thanks guys.

Also @ Masonator; didn’t realise you meant testosterone… thought you meant take a ‘Test’ (blood test) which I already had done lol!

I’ve got an appointment like next month… that too long? What exactly is the name of the person that I need to have an appointment with? (i.e; their medical profession name/sector)[/quote]

Endocrinologist

hey guys

sorry for the thread bump but I have made a new thread regarding my ‘progress’ on finding out about my height and low test levels.

here;

Maybe someone here that posted could help. :slight_smile:

Thanks
TNDude