I am 43 yo, and i "suffer" from many LowT symptoms since 1 year. After waiting for months i decided to do blood tests and resulted in TT around 370 (range 350-890), SHBG 41, E2 undetectable (LH and FSH in good range, PRL in normal range))....these values were confirmed in a second test. Only 2 years ago i had TT in 600s-650s and E2 in normal range.
Today i went to endo. After seeing my tests he told me that i am "within range" but very close to the limit where i should be treated.
His therapy is the following: 5000 UI HCG every 10 days for 8 weeks, then do new blood tests at the 9th day (so the day before the injection) to see where my test is.
His reason is to verify if my testes can produce more testosterone. Based on what i read here or in other forums, HCG should be taken in much smaller doses and 2x or 3x week. His therapy is very different. Can anyone help me understand the reasoning for this decision and if they are studies or therapies similar that were successful?
Thank in advanca