The normal range of testosterone in men is between 250 ng/dL and 1100 ng/dL. Low levels of testosterone in men causes decreased sex drive, weight gain, depression, fatigue, and less body hair. The levels of testosterone fall as a man ages, but some conditions like AIDS, alcoholism, and liver disease can also cause it.
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What are the symptoms of Klinefelter syndrome?
Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old, who weighs 209.4 lbs, and I am obese. I have small testicles and penis. My testosterone level is 7.8.The test was done at 9 AM. I have very less body hair, little hair on my legs, and a lot of pubic hair. I have less beard growth and no hair in the armpits. I am co... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and saw your detailed reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and from the history that you mentioned, it does seem that you might be possibly having Klinefelter syndrome (KS) but, there are some tests which are not confirming y... Read Full »
How to know the reason for low testosterone?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 34 years old. My weight is 185 lbs. I am married for four years. I am unable to make a relationship with my wife. The erection problem is there for the past two years. I checked my testosterone level, which is 183. Why is it low? Please advise me the ways to increase the testosterone... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your testosterone is quite low. We first need to find the cause of that. In that regard, I recommend the following tests to you. FBS (fasting blood sugar), PPBS (postprandial blood sugar), SHBG (sex hormone-binding globulin), TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone), serum prol... Read Full »
I am a 22-year-old male having a body structure of a 15-year-old boy. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old male, who has a body structure of a 15 year old boy. I do not have a beard or a mustache. I have thin hands and legs, small face, low IQ level, and small rib cage. I have acidity problem and pass semi-solid stool. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is most likely a hormonal problem. It can be male hypogonadism which occurs due to low testosterone levels and has multiple reasons. You need to get your serum testosterone level tested. The standard range for adult men in most laboratories is around 300 to 800 ng/... Read Full »
I am facing erectile dysfunction for a year. How to get treated?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years old. My height is 5.9 feet and weight is 198 lbs. I do not have the habit of smoking, but I drink. Please go through my blood reports. I have been facing erectile dysfunction for the last one year. I have tried Megalis (Tadalafil) and Manforce (Sildenafil citrate). When I... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your testosterone level of 132 ng/dL is suggestive of hypogonadism (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your HbA1c (glycosylated hemoglobin) of 6.2% is suggestive of prediabetes. Have you had diabetes ever? Have you taken any medications for diabetes? Diabet... Read Full »
What is the reason for my depression, low mood, foggy brain, and lack of ejaculation?
Query: Hello, I do not have ejaculation anymore. I have no obesity and loss of facial hair. I am suffering from depression and low mood, along with a foggy brain. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Your symptoms suggest an ejaculation. Anejaculation can be due to retrograde ejaculation where semen would not come out, or it will go back where it comes from, increased blood sugar - you must check for blood sugar, prost... Read Full »
Does Cernos gel help erectile dysfunction?
Query: Hello doctor, I have low libido problem. As a result of which I am suffering from ED since two years. I am 38 years old, married and having one daughter aged 6 years. I had some issue of erectile dysfunction at 32 years, but it got sorted by itself. I checked my testosterone and it was 295 ng/dL and... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, your symptoms are due to testosterone deficiency. And you do need testosterone supplement. Well, Depot injection was actually a good option. But, it comes with side effects. Still it is a good option as you need to take injection just once in one or two months. Test... Read Full »
Is there any natural way to treat low libido?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a low libido for a few years now, and I finally went to a doctor to get a checkup done. The testosterone level was 278 ng/dL, hemoglobin was 12.3 g/dL (thalassemia minor carrier), and hematocrit was 40.5%. The doctor has prescribed 50 mg Clomiphene citrate daily for three months be... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns about low libido. First of all, I like to inform you that rather than total testosterone free testosterone is a more reliable test to determine the adequacy of male sex hormone (testosterone). Secondly, stress managemen... Read Full »
Can low levels of vitamin D and testosterone cause forgetfulness?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 50 year old. My height is 5.8 feet and weight 187 lbs. Recently, I have tested for free testosterone and vitamin D. Both are on lower side. I am also taking Thyronorm 75 mg since last 7-8 years. I have attached my medical file of past health issues. After 7 PM, I feel very low and co... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, for your low testosterone and low vitamin D you need to take supplements. For vitamin D, I recommend Cholecalciferol sachets or tablets 60000 units weekly once for three months. Also take Calcium supplements every night. For testosterone, you need to get Testostero... Read Full »
How to correct my loss of sex drive and poor erection due to Finasteride?
Query: Hi doctor, I took Finasteride when I was 27 years old. It shattered me as a man. It has been four years, and now I am 31 years old. Things have not gotten better. I have all the symptoms of low testosterone. I feel I have lost my height, and my feet have shrunk. My penis and testes have gotten small... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all, I like to assure you that there are multiple treatment options available for Finasteride-induced sexual dysfunction, and there is a little to worry about. Before I proceed to recommend any treatment, I req... Read Full »
Can bariatric surgery be repeated?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 41 years old. I am suffering from hypothyroidism and for which I am taking Thyroxine 175 mcg daily. My height is 5 feet and 10 inches, and my current weight is 279 lbs. Two years ago, I had a sleeve gastrectomy and lost only 44 lbs. The surgeon now advised me to get gastric bypass su... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and the reports (attachment removed to protect identity). Your testosterone level is normal. Though on the lower side of the normal range, nothing needs to be done to increase testosterone. There are medications to increase testosterone levels, ... Read Full »