I'm a 30 years old male and been suffering from Low T symptoms for quite a long time, and in a not so funny manner I've become habitual to some of the symptoms like low energy, moodiness, social withdrawl, it's up & now it's gone etc. About 13 months ago I married my dream lady and things were going kinda ok with a few hit and miss type incidents(cialis saved me a few times).
After about 5 months of marriage we decided to plan kids and since then we're trying without any success. Recently I got tested and found a really low T levels with low normal range LH/FSH levels which suggests secondary hypogonadism but my doc doesn't believes that anything's wrong with me (not to my surprise as I've been reading stickies by KSman and this forum for a few months).
I'm seeing another doc as well who is more willing to help.
Now I'm not sure about whether to go for TRT now(with HcG and AI) or wait till I got blessed with kids... or are my low T levels interfering with my ability to procreate. Below are my lab results, suggestions are welcome.
-weight 180 lbs
-describe body and facial hair
My torso has little hair while my lower body is quite hairy. Facial hairs are also normal not very hairy like my legs but filled.
-describe where you carry fat and how changed
Midsection and lovehandles are the worst offenders as well as chest fat which I really hate when my weight gets a little overboard.
-health conditions, symptoms [history]
No serious issues here.
-Rx and OTC drugs, any hair loss drugs or prostate drugs ever
Yes, I've been taking dutasteride (currently finasteride) for about 6 years.
-lab results with ranges
TESTOSTERONE, TOTAL 202.97 Low (241.00 - 827.00 ng/dl)
ESTRADIOL 24.73 (< 12.5 - 41.2 pg/mL)
LUTEINIZING HORMONE 3.32 (1.50 - 9.30 mIU/mL)
FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE 2.92 (1.40 - 18.10 mIU/mL)
PROLACTIN 5.51 (2.10 - 17.70 ng/mL)
FREE TRIIODOTHYRONINE (FT3) 2.86 (2.3 - 4.2 pg/mL)
FREE THYROXINE (FT4) 1.26 (0.89 - 1.76 ng/dL)
TSH 1.192 (0.35 - 5.50 Ã??Ã?Â¼IU/mL)
DHEA-SULPHATE 303.0 (80.0 - 560.0 ug/dL)
FREE TESTOSTERONE 4.53 (3.84-34.17 pg/ml)
DIHYDROTESTOSTERONE 751 (250-990 pg/ml)
COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT
RED BLOOD CELL COUNT 5.03 4.5 - 5.5 mil/Î¼L
HEMOGLOBIN 15.0 13.0 - 17.0 g/dL
HEMATOCRIT 43.7 40 - 50 %
MEAN CORPUSCULAR VOL 86.8 83.0 - 101.0 fL
MEAN CORPUSCULAR HGB. 29.9 27.0 - 32.0 pg
MEAN CORPUSCULAR HEMOGLOBIN
34.4 31.5 - 34.5 g/dL
RED CELL DISTRIBUTION WIDTH 10.9 Low 11.6 - 14.0 %
PLATELET COUNT 316 150 - 410 thou/Î¼L
MEAN PLATELET VOLUME 8.5 6.8 - 10.9 fL
WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNT 5.7 4.0 - 10.0 thou/Î¼L
WBC DIFFERENTIAL COUNT
SEGMENTED NEUTROPHILS 44 40 - 80 %
EOSINOPHILS 03 1 - 6 %
LYMPHOCYTES 50 High 20 - 40 %
MONOCYTES 03 2 - 10 %
BASOPHILS 00 < 1 - 2 %
CHOLESTEROL 189 < 200 Desirable
200 - 239 Borderline High
/= 240 High
TRIGLYCERIDES 67 < 150 Normal
150 - 199 Borderline High
200 - 499 High
/=500 Very High
CHOLESTEROL HDL 49 < 40 Low
CHOLESTEROL LDL 127 < 100 Optimal
100 - 129
Near optimal/ above optimal
130 - 159
160 - 189 High
/= 190 Very High
CHOL/HDL RATIO 3.9 3.3 - 4.4
4.5 - 7.0
7.1 - 11.0
LDL/HDL RATIO 2.6 0.5 - 3.0 Desirable/Low Risk
3.1 - 6.0 Borderline/Moderate Risk
6.0 High Risk
VERY LOW DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN 13.4 </= 30.0 mg/dL
My semen analysis says:
SPERM COUNT 62 (15 - 213 mill/mL)
LIQUIFACTION >60 High (15 - 60 MINUTES)
MOTILITY 40 (> or = 40)
MOTILITY - PROGRESSIVE 25 Low (32 - 72 %)
MOTILITY - NON-PROGRESSIVE 15 (1 - 18 %)
MOTILITY - IMMOTILE 60 High (22 - 59 %)
May be it has something to do with my "procreativity".
-describe diet [some create substantial damage with starvation diets]
I've dieted down successfully a couple of times utilizing very low calorie diets in past. Normally diet is clean.
-describe training [some ruin there hormones by over training]
I like training with weights but No, overtraining has never been an issue.
-testes ache, ever, with a fever?
Yes, sometimes after copulation I feel a dull ache in my testis which sometimes extend to a day or two after. I used to corelate it with muscular soreness, my testis being overloaded after intense sexual sessions and multiple ejaculations, they will adapt like my muscles;-) but now I don't know.
-how have morning wood and nocturnal erections changed
Morning wood is also hit and miss, sometimes I have it sometimes not.
I had also tested for free T which is in low normal range and DHT, I'll post those labs too once I get the reports in my hands.