Low testosterone

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PArbor1

169 posts

56 months

Saturday 14th May
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PArbor1

169 posts

56 months

Saturday 14th May
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272BHP said:
Yeah, that is pretty damn low - what did your physician suggest?

You really need to get this moving forward as soon as you can, you have both severe symptoms and also very low levels. There are lots of other blood markers that would be important to know here but get a doctor to explain them to you and take notes.

This could be life-changing for you so you really should make this a priority from now on.

Best of luck.
My physician has referred me to see an Endocrinologist. I have Beneden Health, so hopefully on Monday morning when I send the doctor's referral letter to them, they will arrange for me to see a private consultant.

With Beneden I get £1800 for diagnostics, so I'm hoping to use that, and once I have all the results from the tests I can go to The Men's Health Clinic.

272BHP

3,077 posts

213 months

Saturday 14th May
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No LH and FSH tested?

These are really important to know.

PArbor1

169 posts

56 months

Saturday 14th May
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It doesn't look like they have tested for it as it's not in the results that I have, I'm hoping that the consultant will ask for any other tests that I may need.

I'm guessing that those two tests would help identify whether the cause was from my testicles or pituitary gland.


Scabutz

4,381 posts

57 months

Saturday 14th May
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PArbor1 said:
It doesn't look like they have tested for it as it's not in the results that I have, I'm hoping that the consultant will ask for any other tests that I may need.

I'm guessing that those two tests would help identify whether the cause was from my testicles or pituitary gland.
When I was first refered I had a CT scan to check my pituitary gland.

In the end it was left as unknown cause.

I also had my balls examined and the Dr (female) compared them to a string of wooden testicles to classify them. That was good.

PArbor1

169 posts

56 months

Saturday 14th May
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I’ll look forward to that, although my luck it will be a bloke..!

PArbor1

169 posts

56 months

Saturday 14th May
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I just want it sped up and prescribed T so that I can see how it changes me.

I always feel crap, so how I feel is normal as it’s how I’ve always felt. I hope I feel better and have a spring in my step.

Scabutz

4,381 posts

57 months

Saturday 14th May
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PArbor1 said:
I just want it sped up and prescribed T so that I can see how it changes me.

I always feel crap, so how I feel is normal as it’s how I’ve always felt. I hope I feel better and have a spring in my step.
I'm sure you will. My numbers were similar to yours. I wouldn't say I saw a sudden huge improvement, but you realise after a few weeks that everything just feels better.

272BHP

3,077 posts

213 months

Saturday 14th May
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PArbor1 said:
I just want it sped up and prescribed T so that I can see how it changes me.

I always feel crap, so how I feel is normal as it’s how I’ve always felt. I hope I feel better and have a spring in my step.
They will want to see LH and FSH numbers so you could speed things up by getting another veinous blood draw and making sure you have those figures. If they have all results to hand (take all previous results) then you will most likely start your treatment at your first consultation.

I hear mainly good things about The Mens Health Clinic so you are in good hands.