Hello. Thx for writing. Sorry to hear about the celiac condition, but I'm sure it's good to know the root cause. I do not know of any studies showing a direct connection with celiac and low T. However, there are a number of indirect associations that I would say could knock down your T somewhat:
1. Almost any stressor will likely lower testosterone.
2. Deficiencies in certain vitamins and minerals can lead to lower T.
For these reasons, I highly encourage you to get another reading after a few months. (Make sure you get it early in the morning.) This is a good idea anyway as it is quite common for considerable variability in testosterone readings from what I have seen. It shouldn't be this way, but I quite often get guys writing in with weird T patterns. My reading were always +/- 100 ng/dl, but then one time I had a reading about 4X all previous readings! Who knows why?
I can't really advise you whether or not to go on HRT or not as that is a medical decision. You have to consider my site as a source of information to discuss with your doctor, but he/she is the expert.
But I do want to say that I don't think it will work to go on HRT in order to wait and recover your body's natural production. The reason is that any testosterone supplemention will drop the body's internal production as far as I know. Talk to good doc about that, but I have never read or heard of anyone's internal T output increasing - only the opposite.
Example: you don't want too much supplemental T or it can actually shrink the testes. You want enough supplemental T to get you a level your doctor and you feel comfortable at and no more. This way your body still maintain some production but you get increased T levels. (Reasonable HRT levels rarely lead to shrinking of the testes.)
Let us know what happens.