Posted by: Jerome | 2009-07-30


Hi Doc, I have a feeling I may have low testosterone levels. Im in my late 20' s and my libido is very low for someone my age, also I get very tired during the day. I do not have any stress factors that may be causing this, so if I go to my doc to get my hormone levels checked, what exact type of test must I request him to do? What levels must he check so determine if i do suffer from low test? (eg free test, estrogen levels etc)? Im a bit incertain on what to ask for, please advise. Also what are the normal levels my hormones should be and also if it is determined that I have low testosterone levels or too much estrogen then what medications are usually given to someone my age to cure this problem and for how long? THanks , Jerome.

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Dear Jerome
Your doctor can just do a testosterone blood test - if low, they may need to test some of the other hormones too, and treatment will be testosterone injections. Also ask him to check your thyroid hormone levels and your blood sugar.
Dr Bets

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