Wow it’s been a long time since I’ve posted on here. So I had some blood work done to investigate some issues with low libido. To my surprise, and the doctors, my total testosterone and free testosterone levels came back high, as in higher than the range (marginally). My doctor said they were the kind of results she would expect from a steroid user, which I am not. In fact I haven’t been using any test booster supplements at all, not even herbs like tribulus or ashwagandha. I’m 31 years old, 5’9" 165lbs and usually train 5-6 days a week. My training is nothing crazy as I’ve changed jobs recently and have been having to fit workouts into smaller time slots, so over training isn’t an issue. I sleep well, and other than doing intermittent fasting once or twice a week I following an “average” diet, meaning some quality food, some junk food, but overall balanced and nothing that would encourage a high testosterone level. I had blood tests done about 10 years ago (so around 21 years old) and I was in the normal range, but on the low end, as in closer to the bottom number than to average.
Normally I would be excited to have high testosterone, but since I was going in for low libido in the first place, and can’t think of any reason why my test levels would be better now at 31 than at 21, I’m starting to worry. I asked my doctor if any underlying health condition could cause high test levels, she said a tumour in the testes could cause this, so I’m going for an ultrasound tomorrow to see if there are any growths. Outside of that my doctor literally said “I’ll have to do some reading” and that she may just refer me to an endocrinologist if the ultrasound comes back clear. So, any ideas? It’s not that I don’t trust doctors, but I like to go into appointments as educated as possible, and make suggestions that maybe the doctor didn’t consider. My dad has cancer in the colon and liver, but he’s early 60’s and smoked since he was 17 and drank heavily enough since the same time that I’m fairly confident his is lifestyle based and not genetic. Other than that no health issues in the family. A standard google search is coming up short, can’t really find anything.
Anyone have any ideas, even out of the box ones that I could look into more? Thanks in advance.