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  • What counts as "Low" T?

    I've been having symptoms of low T (emotional issues, decreased libidio, decreased sensation, etc) so my Doc ordered a total testosterone test.

    I haven't spoken with her yet but my results were sent to my patient portal.

    I'm 24 and my total is 304ng/dl.

    The normal range is massive (175-781) and seems to encompass everyone from 19-90, so while I'm above 175 I'm not sure if this is a result that I should pursue further.

    Could I be suffering from low T at 304, or should I look to other possible causes?

    Last edited by SchoolOnHold; 07-04-18, 03:47 PM.
    *** Serum Markers Never High***
    July 14, 2017: Lump on right testicle
    July 20: US show 3 lesions "highly suspicious for testicular cancer"
    July 26: Pelvic CT shows 1 lymph node @ 2cm, 1 @ 1.4cm
    July 30: Right Radical Orchiectomy
    Aug 2: Pathology report "100% Embryonal Carcinoma"
    Aug 20: Oncologist stages 2A, wants RPLND primary treatment, 2nd CT
    Sept 13: 2nd CT shows nodes now 2.4cm and 1.8cm
    Sept 15: Now Stage 2B, New treatment 3x BEP
    Oct. 2: Begin 3x BEP
    Nov. 28: Finish 3x BEP 2018
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    8/21/18: Blood tests/CT negative. STILL ALL CLEAR

  • #2
    You absolutely can & at your age I'd say you are lkw, especially with the other symtoms. The problem may be onvincing your doc to prescribe treatment. Many seem reluctant to do so. You may need to go "shopping" for a doctor that will work with you.

    Jan, 1975: Right I/O, followed by RPLND
    Dec, 2009: Left I/O, followed by 3xBEP


    • #3
      Just posted in another feed - will be usefull.

      You shoud get on top of that - the doc needs to treat the symptoms not the numbers...
      TC1: May 2001 / Right orchiectomy / seminoma stage 1 / Radiation
      TC2: July 2008 / Left orchiectomy / seminoma stage 1 / X2 Prostheses / Reandron (long term Testosterone injections)