My Testosterone is way low and getting a shot. What caused it?

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    Sep 30, 2011 3:07 AM GMT
    I got a call from my doctor today and she said my Testosterone is way low and I need to get a monthly shot. She is worried at how low it is for a 29 year old.

    The tests came back showing it was 265. The range it should be in is 250-1100.

    It does explain some of the things going on lately but what caused it? And is their anything else you guys may know how I can help improve it. It just stinks.
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    Sep 30, 2011 8:31 AM GMT
    That's a good question.........for an endocrinologist lol. You are asking some pretty complicated stuff.

    The shots should help now and hopefully further investigation will rule out anything serious icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 30, 2011 9:28 PM GMT
    yep they are doing more tests to see "why".

    I sure hoe the test helps as well.
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    Sep 30, 2011 9:35 PM GMT
    I'm interested to know what caused this, please keep us posted.
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    Sep 30, 2011 9:37 PM GMT
    Other guys have discussed low testosterone on the forum before - you might do some searches, I'm sure you will come up with some good information.

    Best of luck.
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    Sep 30, 2011 10:14 PM GMT
    Kenneth_w saidI got a call from my doctor today and she said my Testosterone is way low and I need to get a monthly shot. She is worried at how low it is for a 29 year old.

    The tests came back showing it was 265. The range it should be in is 250-1100.

    It does explain some of the things going on lately but what caused it? And is their anything else you guys may know how I can help improve it. It just stinks.

    Ask your doctor when you see her again. I have low testosterone, but that's due to age, not applicable to you. Plus right now it's being deliberately suppressed even further as part of my prostate cancer treatment.

    So ask your doctor, or ask her for a specialist referral. This is not the best place for a medical question about something so specific. You may need a full work-up, the test results giving better answers than our speculations.
  • conservativej...

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    Sep 30, 2011 10:22 PM GMT
    It has been low for a long time based upon what I see in your photo.

    Any previous heavy drug use on your part?
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    Sep 30, 2011 10:32 PM GMT
    It's all about if it was always low or if it suddently went low.

    The range speak for itself : level are very different from one guy to the other.

    If it went low recently, you should have noticed significant lower libido, likely down or depressed mood, possibly fat increase.

    If I was in your shoes, I would no go for a testo shot, I would instead go to an endocrinologist to see if something is wrong and why.
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    Oct 01, 2011 1:45 AM GMT
    First time tested for it.

    No I have never taken drugs and only heavily drank for about 5 years. Only had one night of drinking in the past two years.

    My doctors ordered another round of tests today. I actually have two doctors working on it but not a specialists yet. I will ask about seeing a specialist when I see her in a few weeks.

    I have also been working out for the past year and not really able to gain any mass and this could be one reason for it.

    This may make sense of other health problems I have as well.

    I know this is such a specific question but didnt' mean it to be that way. Guess I was in shock when I learned out about it and just trying to learn where to get mroe info and if anyone else out their is in the same boat.
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    Oct 01, 2011 3:52 AM GMT
    Stop listening to NPR.
  • Anto

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    Oct 09, 2011 7:31 PM GMT
    How do they determine what is low testosterone for a person? People are going to have natural variations, so how do they determine what is actually normal?
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    Oct 09, 2011 7:36 PM GMT
    Anto saidHow do they determine what is low testosterone for a person? People are going to have natural variations, so how do they determine what is actually normal?


    Most "normal" reference intervals are determined by where 95% of the general healthy public fall with regards to that parameter. 5% of "normal" people (in health) will fall outside of that bell shaped curve.

    In a situation like this, serial measurement would be prudent however if he has clinical signs that fit, that would be a waste, in my opinion. But, I'm not an endocrinologist so who knows!
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    Oct 09, 2011 8:06 PM GMT
    265 is pretty low.

    Average T levels for a man your age should be in the 600s. Chances are this is not something caused by your lifestyle, but more likely a medical condition.

    Did your doctor check anything else like free and cortisol? Those would help indicate what specifically is causing this.

    Also, fuck shots. Get Androderm. It's a patch you wear daily. I've also heard good things about Androgel, but I've never used it myself.
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    Oct 10, 2011 4:12 PM GMT
    Kenneth_w saidI got a call from my doctor today and she said my Testosterone is way low and I need to get a monthly shot. She is worried at how low it is for a 29 year old.

    The tests came back showing it was 265. The range it should be in is 250-1100.

    It does explain some of the things going on lately but what caused it? And is their anything else you guys may know how I can help improve it. It just stinks.


    You didn't ask your doctor when she told you this?
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    Oct 10, 2011 4:18 PM GMT
    It might be congenital. Have you ever had your testosterone levels checked before? Also, falling testosterone levels could be a sign of an underlying issue like a damaged/inflamed pituitary gland.
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    Oct 10, 2011 4:22 PM GMT
    You may want to take the Androderm or the new roll-on testo.........more even application and no shots.
    Email me for info on how to make the patches go twice as far.....wesbjack@yahoo.com
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    Oct 10, 2011 4:24 PM GMT
    I ordered a T test for myself once, and while the results were on the low side it still fell within normal. Yours does too, so don't worry about it until you investigate it more with your doctors. Being within range as you are does not necessarily mean you need take take more either.