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Is Testosterone Level Of 12.4 Low?

Discussion in 'The Healthy Penis' started by Blade5, May 15, 2019.

  1. Blade5

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    Hi guys

    Had my testosterone measured and this is the result. Is this low? I'm trying to get an answer from the urologist but he has not come back to me.

    I am 33, not diabetic, slim, if that helps add context.
     
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    I'm not sure what unit 12.4 is?
     
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    It's pg/Ml
     
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    The test for "free testosterone" is measured in picograms(pg). Normal is 0.3-2.0. Why are you having your testosterone levels checked? It is not a normal test to be administered to a healthy 33 year old.
     
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    Due to concerns over potential ED.
     
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    I'd wait for your urologist to come back to you- did you have the test done privately or on the nhs?
     
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    I'm just concerned that a Dr relayed test results to you without explaining the implications-- good or bad. I can only find data for comparison, that I trust, in nmol/l. I'd wait for the urologist, and see what he/she has to say
     
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    12.4 is ridiculously low - like dangerous low. My guess is you either have the number wrong or it is a different test than what I am used to.
    In the normal testosterone test, normal range is 300-1000 ng/dl.
    There is another test with a range of “free testosterone “ with a range of 47-244 and since that is closer to your range that may be what they are testing. Either way I’d say you sound low but since the drug is a controlled substance you will have to see the doc for the scrip. They will also test you every six months to make sure you other labs don’t get out of whack while on the treatment.
    Your PCP should also be able to prescribe.

    Good luck.
     
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    The physician I see for testosterone replacement therapy uses a lab whose range for free testosterone went from 0 to 50. Mine was 7.2. Extremely low. He wanted to get it between 25 and 35, which we have done. My overall testosterone, when last checked, was over 1500. Way too high. So he lowered my dose. Next test is coming up soon. Hopefully the overall has dropped.
     
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    There are different ranges for sure. I am not sure what range this is. Find out the normal range if you can and report back to us. Free testosterone is the most accurate test for a man's overall well-being.

    Younger men can get low T. Checking your Free T as adult male is never a bad happen, even when under 40.

    Grape seed extract is great for rapidly increasing testosterone.

    Best of luck, and do not fret. All will be well.:)
     
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    I had 81 ng/dL when tested years ago at like age 24 . Still have low Test. Doctors don't want to treat me. I've been passed from doctor to doctor and given the run around.
     
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    Can low T lead to decreased size when erect? I feel like if I don't jack off for a couple of weeks which is rare I get super hard and look decent hard. I feel like I should be getting rock hard all the time at my age.
     
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    I'm guessing you're from the UK. The testosterone is measured in nmol/L. A "normal" range is about 12 to 30. The timing of the testosterone blood test is important. It should be measured on a morning blood test (ideally before 10am) and ideally a fasting blood test. Testosterone is known to dip in the afternoon based on the body's normal body clock, so you shouldn't rely on an afternoon reading. A testosterone of < 8 is definitely classed as deficient and between 8 to 12 is classed as borderline needing a repeat. Hope that helps a little
     
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    Thanks alanhol, that is what I was looking for.

    Yes from UK. I had to chase the hospital for results and cc'd my urologist, who never came back to me (still waiting). It was a fasting blood test.

    So 12.4 is right at the bottom of the normal range so it is low? What's the normal value? 20 perhaps?

    Thanks
     
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    A little bit on the low side but not technically abnormal. If it was me I would ask for it to be repeated in the first instance together with an LH and FSH and prolactin (all hormones that control testosterone production) . You should also ask them to check your sex hormone binding globulin (another protein the controls free testosterone.) on the NHS they don't tend to measure free testosterone but it can be calculated by using the total testosterone and the sex hormone binding globulin (the results can be put into an online calculator to give you the free testosterone)
     
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    PMed you a link you might want to read
     
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    Thanks, I'll ask the urologist what next. The only symptom I've noticed is the problem in getting erections when in a sexual situation, and no morning erections (sometimes even when I have a strong need to urinate I don't get them).
     
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    For me my levels dropped too almost nothing, I felt really tired and weak but still could get hard in seconds. I had a lot of other symptoms that lead to the test for me. I've been on "T" shoots for 7 years and feel great. They keep my levels about mid range for my age. Sorry don't remember the numbers but they are probably different for the UK.
     
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    Free testosterone would be normal. If that is your TOTAL testosterone, it's probably normal for a pre-pubescent girl. Call your doctor, those numbers need to be explained face to face, and probably be repeated to confirm.
     
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