I had blood tests done when I was 19 and my free test. was low

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  1. deadbolt

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    so i had blood tests done at 19 years old. my free test. came back 24 pg/ml. normal range being 52-280

    like a stupid teenager i didnt go back and get retested to make sure it wasnt an error in testing.

    well im getting my blood drawn on friday to check my test. again along with some other things. if i do happen to have low free. testosterone again, what kind of action will the doctor take, if anything?
     
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    How hard is it to type ''low testosterone symptoms'' or ''low testosterone treatments'' in google ?
     
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    that wasnt my main question. my actual concern was what happens if i have low free test.?

    there i took that part out for you
     
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    wheres mike? he always has a word on this subject


    looking at my sheets right now.

    free testosterone (dialys.) 0.4%

    adult males 1.5-3.2

    free test serum 24 pg/ml

    adult males 52-280

    new question, are these two different tests ^? what are the chances that error were made on both tests?
     
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    mike is in hiding because his HRT doctor and prescription provider got arrested for steroid distribution
     
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    had you scrolled down 3-4 threads you would have known that
     
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    i saw that thread:mamoru:
     
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    well, your test levels are pretty low. Chances are your doc will give you something like androgel and see how it works. I'd have to imagine doctors are a little sketched writing HRT prescriptions right now after the bust... even if you have a legit reason
     
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    i wouldnt anticipate hrt at all

    im more curious as to how likely they screwed up the test
     
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    Knowing the free test number is just about useless without knowing the total test. You may have low total test (hello hrt for you) or you may just have a really high level of SHBG. Make sure when you get blood work, get the total test done.


    Also, punch your doctor in the face for being a cunt and tell him to report the level in ng/dl since thats the standard the rest of the fucking world uses.
     
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    he only measured free test in that.

    my total test was 589 ng/dl
     
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    well theres your answer. You're fine.
     
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    You are dead smack in the middle of the range for a healthy adult male.



    I wouldnt worry about anything.



    If you still feel you want to increase free test, try some of the OTC supps out there. Some may help.
     
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    how would you be able to tell if you had low test without doing bloodwork? like what are the signs>?
     
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    For fucks sake. You DONT have low test ^^^
    Very few people actually are hypogonadal, yet everyone in F&N thinks they are.

    Yes they're not seperate tests. You had your total test and free test measured. They will then calculate the % free.

    Your total test is fine and any sane doctor will do absolutely nothing. Replacement therapy would be a totally stupid thing to do in your situation.

    There are a few OTC products that claim to free up test bound to blood proteins (i.e. creating more "free" test) but I don't know if they work.
     
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    deuceforty between rupture and rapture

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    nono, i know i dont, i am pretty sure i have high natrual test.. borderline roid rage sometimes.. but im concerned for my brother, he is the smallest, most passive little non aggressive person i have ever encountered
     
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    lol, okay.

    How old is he?
     
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    deuceforty between rupture and rapture

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    he will be 16 in 2 months

    he is 6'1, 135, and im pretty sure he just started growing his peach fuzz like last year
     
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    If he's 6'1 at 15 years old he's fine. Some people develop later than others. Start throwing some cheque drops in his Wheaties if you are that concerned
     
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    Can you get me some??
     
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    deadbolt: if your test levels came back at 589 ng/dl, I don't know a single doctor that'll do anything for ya.

    standard protocol is typically something like androgel, or a test patch.. those are a pain in the ass; they need to be applied everyday. with the gel/cream, it goes on your scrotum, patch needs to be applied everyday and you cant shower/swim, etc with it and it's a pain in the ass if you play sports and sweat a lot.

    if, for some reason, the doctor offers you the chance to hop on HRT, and you wnat to do it, tell him that you understand the 'typical' dose to be 200mg/wk and insist on using an injectable because your insurance provider prefers it, as it's easier to track/pay for. (probably not true, but you dont wanna deal with anything besides injectables)

    you can try Aromasin (black market/perscription) or AIFM (otc at the place I work) to free up some more test, or any supplement that will lower SHBG or anything else that binds to available test..

    :dunno: what else to tell ya.. if my levels at been near 600, I wouldn't have bothered with HRT..281 ftl
     
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    PM me :o
     
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    so normal total test. and low free test. in that combination is not a big deal from the doctors standpoint? should i be worried about my free test being that low?
     
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    Well, it'd be nice to see it higher (obviously).. if you dont display any symptoms of low test, i wouldn't worry about it.
     
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