right, seems like they start off with the MRI. That's how i started my "journey." It came back clean, and chances are yours will too.
My journey quickened its pace soon after that, but that's really dependent on the doctor. Are you seeing a male hormone (read: T friendly)/male fertility specific urologist?
If not, you need to get searching and get to one. My primary care was clueless (expected), and then the endocronologist i saw was an improvement, but not vastly. It was the third try that was my lucky charm in terms of really seeing things move forward. So i'd say go urologist, and one that has written about, spoken about, or at least TALKS about T on their practice website.
No I am just currently at my primary care. When the first low test blood work came back he said he would have given it to me no problem but wanted to give me another bloodwork just to make sure. It too came back less then 300ng and he started to back off and say oh well you are within the range so that cant be it. I have been pushing just to get this far. I was thinking about going to see a urologist just wanted to see if this mri would play out. Thanks for the advice as there is a urologist that excepting new patients for low test I just found
I had levels very similar to yours and dealt with qwaks just like your ridiculous qwak. You see these qwaks don't like it when they have to actually deal with something or treat a patient especially when it's something you know more about than they do. It puts pressure on the qwaks to not have to be lazy and the little qwaks don't like that because they went through all that "school" so they can get their paycheck, live in the big house, drive the fancy car, and have the trophy wife. You, the "overly-imaginiative , all in your head" low T guy is asking the qwak to actually do his job and bless his heart why should he have to do anything else but tell someone in his own words to F--- off. I mean you are afterall a good 50 points above an absolutely horrifical, metabolic syndrome inducing, diabetes risking, ED promoting, alzheimer increasing, low-libido generating, and heart failure associated low T level. First Fire the qwak's silly,little ass then tell him why he's being fired , and of course don't forget to let him know what an irreprehensibly,worthless uneducated, shame to the profession he is ( or you could call him an ass pirate). Can you tell I would absolutely love to do it for you? lol...Ask the qwak if he honestly believes a guy 50 points over what a 105 year old man's testosterone levels are ( probably higher in all reality
) really feels any better than the poor bastard that is 240...
When I first noticed I had problems was back when I hit 30,31. I went to the doc out of the blue from feeling like crap and got a morning sample taken and it came to 294 ng/dl. I've had levels in the mid 300's some mornings and recently had one that was 400 ( man watch out thats really high
. By the way some good news is that more labs are moving from that abysmal 240 entry mark and closer to 300-350 entry readings now. Your levels in my opinion are indeed hypogonadal. At 296 you are more than likely going to be below 200 at the end of the day due to the drop off which ranges from a 15-30% decrease throughout the day. I have been checked before at a hospital at 6pm and mine came to 199 ng/dl...I've said it once and I will say it again. There is absolutely no reason at all for a man to fall into the 300's let alone 200's, or dare me puke some blood 100's at any time of the day, night, eclipse, apocalypse etc..I would love to hear a qwak's justification for allowing that. It would probably make about as much sense or have the same intellectual merit as a turd falling out of my butt and making a nice gurgling splash as it hit the water in the toilet.
Based on what your numbers show it would seem you are showing signs of classical secondary hypogonadism. Both your LH and FSH are low as well as your total T and free T. HCG may be a viable option for treatment but you may also have to rely on exogenous T supplementation.
Get a real doctor brother!! Let the duck play in his pond of ignorance. Educated patients are eventually going to demand more knowledge be illustrated by doctors and the ones that do not have this knowledge are going to be phased out and given mops to clean peep booths where they belong..