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    Getting Blood Test in a Few Days. Might I be low on T?

    -5'6", 153lbs, 14% BF, 30yo, lifting a year (currently cutting)
    -Have a hard time making significant gains
    -My diet is locked down and in check. Decrease cals when on cut, increase when on bulk. Know my TDE, record everything
    -Had Orchiopexy surgery twice between the age of 6mo and 1yr
    -No chest, back, or cheek hair, I only have leg, arm hair and somewhat of a goatee. Both my brothers and father have a good amount of chest hair and can grow full beards.
    -I've never cycled, ever
    -Getting levels checked for the first time ever
    -Could I have low T?

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    Re: Getting Blood Test in a Few Days. Might I be low on T?

    Sounds like your on the right track getting your levels checked.

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    Re: Getting Blood Test in a Few Days. Might I be low on T?

    Possible bro. I still can't grow a beard and I am 32 lol.

    Anything with your nuts like that could cause it. I have a vericocele which caused my nuts to shrink and my test to drop.

    Go to privatemdlabs and buy the female hormone panel, it covers what you need. When you get the results I can help you edit them and post them to get feedback. There is a discount coupon for the test and it is about 50 bucks. That is the only way to find out. I also had depression, irritability, low sex drive, gained a bunch of weight, little muscle, etc

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    Re: Getting Blood Test in a Few Days. Might I be low on T?

    Lol, missed the part tha you are going to get tested. Despite it being said AND the thread title lol

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    Re: Getting Blood Test in a Few Days. Might I be low on T?

    LOL. Any advice on what panel to get? Going to my internal medicine doctor so they can recommend me to a lab. Should I just tell them I need to get my hormones checked? I have good insurance and all that jazz, if that matters...

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    Re: Getting Blood Test in a Few Days. Might I be low on T?

    I should also mention that I have a vericocele as well.

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    Re: Getting Blood Test in a Few Days. Might I be low on T?

    I also have a slight depression and irritability. I'm just not interested in things for the most part. My sex drive has gone down recently, however, when I do have sex, I for the most part have no issues gettin that thang down der full of blood. I do not have the weight gain, but I'm also on a cut. I will mention that it's been tough getting below 14% body fat.

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    Re: Getting Blood Test in a Few Days. Might I be low on T?

    I'd just tell them that you have symptoms of low T & you'd like to get your levels checked. They should know what panels to have done.

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    Re: Getting Blood Test in a Few Days. Might I be low on T?

    Awaiting results. Funny thing, I kinda had to convince my doctor to order the test. She stated, "It's unusual for somebody your age to be concerned. I've never seen anybody under 40 years old have any testosterone problems."

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    Re: Getting Blood Test in a Few Days. Might I be low on T?

    Yea, most docs have no idea about low T.

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    Re: Getting Blood Test in a Few Days. Might I be low on T?

    Total Test: 135 ng/dL
    Free Test: 22 pg/mL
    Bio Test: 49 ng/dL
    SHBG: 21 nmol/L
    Albumin: 4.8 g/dL

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    Re: Getting Blood Test in a Few Days. Might I be low on T?

    Hmmm, that looks just a tad low. =0

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    Originally Posted by PureDope View Post
    Total Test: 135 ng/dL
    Free Test: 22 pg/mL
    Bio Test: 49 ng/dL
    SHBG: 21 nmol/L
    Albumin: 4.8 g/dL
    What did your doc say about your levels?

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    Re: Getting Blood Test in a Few Days. Might I be low on T?

    Appointment later this week. Ill find out. Probably more tests.

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    Re: Getting Blood Test in a Few Days. Might I be low on T?

    Originally Posted by PureDope View Post
    Appointment later this week. Ill find out. Probably more tests.
    Based on what I see most people post about what their doctors say... you will probably get the standard retard answer "your at a perfectly normal level for your age range... maybe in the low normal but still normal" be prepared to come backed up with some info if you wish her to prescribe or refer you to a specialist who will prescribe (if you need a referral)

    Mine was 116... TRT will change your world bro

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    Re: Getting Blood Test in a Few Days. Might I be low on T?

    This thread interests me. I had a vericocele removed and had forgot about it til this. I've always lacked motivation and found it hard to build mass but was lean at 175 and around 10% and one day BOOM i put on 25 lbs and was at 200 and about 20%. Had a lazy job but still somewhat active and gained another 30-40. Looked like a bloated whale at 240. Not any extra muscle in there. Mostly fat. My wife is supposed to be getting tested this week or next for possible low t and i thing i'll call the doc tomorrow and see when he can fit me in sometime this week. I was planning on it anyway because i was curious as to what my levels were after going to graveyards. Don't have a baseline to reference but maybe i can get him to put me on some cyp. Doc is cool as shit and would entertain just about any med request that i give him. Doesn't hurt that he considers me a friend and vice versa.

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    Re: Getting Blood Test in a Few Days. Might I be low on T?

    most Endos are morons anyway......ive dealt with them for the last 6 years,all a bunch of idiots>

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