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Blood test results - thanks for your input

February 25, 2015


A few months ago I mentioned on here that I was having libido issues. Multiple people suggested I get bloodwork done and to post it on here since doctors will just say you're fine if you fall within a certain range. Thanks for anyone's input. I know testosterone count is what is most talked about, but if I remember right I was told to post everything just in case.

Testosterone Free testosterone: 12 ng/dl Testosterone total: 303 ng/dl

Comprehensive Metabolic Panel Sodium: 140 mEq/L Potassium: 4.1 mEq/L Chloride: 104 mEq/L Carbon dioxide: 26 mEq/L Glucose: 88 mg/dL Urea nitrogen: 14 mg/dL Creatinine: 1 mg/dL Glomerular filtration rate: >60 Calcium: 9.4 mg/dL Total protein: 7.2 g/dL Albumin 4.1 g/dL Aspartate aminotransferase: 29 IU/L Alkaline phosphatease: 71 IU/L Total bilirubin: .7 mg/dL Alanine aminotransferase: 42 IU/L

Thyroid stimulating hormone TSH: 1.09 uIU/mL

Lipid panel Cholesterol: 176 mg/dL Triglyceride: 69 mg/dL High density lipoprotein: 48 mg/dL Low density lipoprotein: 115 mg/dL (bold added on report?) Very low density lipoprotein: 13 mg/dL non-high density lipoprotein: 128 mg/dL Cholesterol/HDL risk: .6 LDL/HDL risk: .8 Cholesterol/HDL ratio: 3.67 LDL/HDL ratio: 2.4

Main blood count White blood cell count: 5.42 K/mm3 Red blood cell count: 5.73 K/mm3 Hemoglobin: 15.7 gm/dL Hematocrit: 48.3% Mean cell volume: 84.3 um3 Mean cell hemoglobin 27.3 pg (bold added on report) Mean cell hemoglobin concentration: 32.4 gm/dL Red cell distribution width: 13.4% Platelet count: 232 K/mm3 Mean platelet volume: 7.1 um3 Lymph-auto: 26.7%, 1.45 ABS Monocyte-auto: 5.3%, .29 ABS Neutro-auto: 64.1%, 3.48 ABS Eosinophil-auto: 3%, .16 ABS Baso-auto: .8%, .05 ABS

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Title Blood test results - thanks for your input
Author thelotusknyte
Upvotes 9
Comments 26
Date February 25, 2015 4:25 PM UTC (8 years ago)
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[–]SemenMoustache0 points1 point  (21 children) | Copy Link

Can someone summarise this? What's your next step OP?

[–]thelotusknyte[S] 0 points1 point  (20 children) | Copy Link

Dunno. I notice my free testosterone is near the very low end of the "acceptable" range. Doc was unconcerned, I was though.

As far as my next step, I a m playing that by ear as I wait to see what the people who encouraged me to post these results say.

Edit: spelling

[–]JayViceroy2 points3 points  (3 children) | Copy Link

What's your age height and weight? Also your free test and overall test are fucking way too low dude. Your test levels are average... For an 85 year old Caucasian male.

They're low.

[–]thelotusknyte[S] 2 points3 points  (2 children) | Copy Link

28, 5'8", and fluctuate between 185 and 195.

[–]JayViceroy2 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy Link

The problem with blood tests and saying you're within "range" is misleading because they don't discriminate between the average levels in a 25 year old male and an 85 year old male. That's why there's such a large discrepancy in the range.

[–]thelotusknyte[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Do you know of a resource that shows averages by age?

[–]BoTuLoX0 points1 point  (15 children) | Copy Link

What's your diet like?

[–]thelotusknyte[S] 0 points1 point  (14 children) | Copy Link

Very healthy. All whole foods, no added sugars, no processed food. Similar to paleo or primal. Vegetables, meat, fruit, some dairy, spices.

[–]BoTuLoX0 points1 point  (11 children) | Copy Link

Yeah certainly looks alright for the testosterone department.

Well, live with it or get injections, there are only 2 ways to effectively deal with this problem.

EDIT: How many eggs per day?

[–]thelotusknyte[S] 0 points1 point  (10 children) | Copy Link

What's your rationale that it looks alright? I'm concerned that it's so close to the lower range.

[–]BoTuLoX0 points1 point  (9 children) | Copy Link

Not your test values, your diet.

I'm not a fan of keeping track of testosterone numbers, I just go by how I feel.

[–]thelotusknyte[S] 0 points1 point  (8 children) | Copy Link

Oh. Probably two eggs a day or less.

[–]BoTuLoX0 points1 point  (7 children) | Copy Link

Bump it to 3 or 4, and maybe try lowering your high-fiber vegetable intake, see if it does anything for you. What you want is more cholesterol.

[–]thelotusknyte[S] 0 points1 point  (6 children) | Copy Link

Does cholesterol increase testosterone or something?

[–]1oldredder0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

eggs? fish?

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

make sure you are getting enough sleep. Also, don't avoid carbs. Missing carbs will fuck your body hard and is one of the stupidest things to do unless you do it for a small window of time.

[–]NoNoNoNot0 points1 point  (8 children) | Copy Link

What was the reference range given for your free testosterone? Your total T is definitely low enough to cause symptoms in many men though.

You'll need some more detailed labs to see if there is an obvious underlying cause. A closer look at your hormones would be the first place to start. Mainly your LH, FSH, estradiol, prolactin, and SHBG.

[–]thelotusknyte[S] 0 points1 point  (7 children) | Copy Link

Free testosterone reference range is 9-30 ng/dl, and I'm at 12 ng/dl. The total testosterone reference range is 240-950 ng/dl and I'm at 303 ng/dl.

That seems low to me. And it seems to be a wide range. Maybe it's not unhealthy, but it certainly seems to me to be significant.

[–]NoNoNoNot1 point2 points  (6 children) | Copy Link

Both of those testosterone values are low enough to cause symptoms in many men, and it can certainly be unhealthy in the short AND long term.

How old are you?

I still stand by my above post that more labs should be done to see if there's an easily identifiable underlying issue. Depending on the cause, and your age, treatment may be indicated.

[–]thelotusknyte[S] 0 points1 point  (5 children) | Copy Link

I'm 28. I feel like I'm too young to have this issue.

[–]JayViceroy0 points1 point  (4 children) | Copy Link

At your age your test levels should be closer to 650.

[–]thelotusknyte[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children) | Copy Link

What to do?

[–]JayViceroy0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy Link

You need to consult an endocrinologist that is much more into men's health and the idea of giving you a prescription. They need to test to make sure that you don't have any cysts or growths in your body that would grow with test injections etc. however, there are ways to increase your natural test levels which I would probably try for firstly. Just google it. There's a dude that took his levels from low 300s like you to over 700 in about 6 months from a more rigorous gym schedule and eating more red meats and fats.

[–]thelotusknyte[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

Thanks for the advice.

[–]thelotusknyte[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

That's what I was thinking. Where did you get your number though?

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy Link

You should post this to /r/steroids or message someone from there.

There are a few things to boost test naturally, supplementing zinc and Vitamin d3 is a good place to start. Obviously lifting and doing cardio, you need to lose weight if your BMI is in an unhealthy range. Tribulis can help your libido, as wells as horny goat weed.

You should ask to be referred to an Endo, most docs are very hesitant to prescribe Test unless all other options have been exhausted. and FFS don't self prescribe urself anything

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