STEP 2B: See if you have the standard high estradiol symptoms in men:
In Step 1 you pulled your estradiol and, hopefully, with the best test your lab has to offer. If your estradiol was below about 15 pg/ml - discuss with your doctor what he or she actually considers to be low estradiol - then you want to see if you have the standard symptoms to go along with it. Here are 10 Classic Symptoms of High Estradiol in Men:
--Bloating / water retention.
--Loss of morning erections
--LONG TERM: There is evidence that high estradiol levels in men can increase the risk of stroke, accelerate arterial plaque and be a causative factor in BPH (enlarged prostate) and prostate cancer. See my pages on High Estradiol and Prostate Cancer and High Estradiol and Arterial Plaque for more information.
Hopefully, you have a knowledgeable and proactive physician that will pull your estradiol for you and discuss results. If he/she will not, due to costs or whatever other reason, you can pull estradiol yourself without a doctor's order through one of these inexpensive labs: Testosterone Labs.