Low Testosterone Level

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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My libido got reduced after my wedding. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, Before my marriage, my libido was very high. But, my libido has reduced after the wedding. It has been only one month since my wedding. Please suggest some medicines to overcome it.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. I like to inform you that if there is some stress, then libido comes down. We all are aware that marriage itself brings lots of responsibility and stress, which could be the reason for your low libido. The second important t...  Read Full »

How does a urologist diagnose low testosterone?

Query: Hi doctor,We are planning for a baby but I have a low sex drive. I am having sex twice a month. I have fatigue, stress, and low energy. I am standing for almost ten hours a day due to my job. After doing our routine check-up, we are planning to do IVF. The doctor advised me to do a semen analysis an...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the sent reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please mention the months planned for having a baby. All the parameters are fine except for two things. Your serum testosterone is low and semen analysis shows that your sperm count i...  Read Full »

Why do I have elevated prolactin, TSH and low testosterone?

Query: Hi doctor, I did a blood test, and four of my markers were not normal. Prolactin is high 401mul, TSH is 6.07mul, and my testosterone is 6.72, and SHBG is 13.2. How can I improve these?  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You did not mention anything about the reason why you did these blood tests. Do you have any symptoms? Are you taking any medications right now? Any previous medical history? If you have no symptoms and all your answers are negative, you need to repeat your blood tests ...  Read Full »

Is total testosterone of 232.84 ng/dL low for a 20-year-old male?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 20-year-old male with a weight of 120 kilograms and a height of six feet four inches. I have a total testosterone level of 232.84 ng/dL. Is it low for my age? What can I do to increase my testosterone levels? I have a penis size of 5.5 inches during erection and the penis at flaccid...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It is important to know the levels of free testosterone levels other than total testosterone. You can get a better insight when you know your free testosterone levels. Regarding total testosterone levels, it is perfectly normal and you do not ...  Read Full »

I have a low sex drive with reduced energy in my body. Please suggest a treatment.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old male. I am suffering from low sex drive. I usually get the early ejection, but will have two or three sessions of sex in a single night. Nowadays, it takes at least 12 hours for next erection. I feel low energy level throughout the day. Most of the time, I feel myself i...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports attached by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Though your total testosterone is 278, I feel it is little on the lower side. Actually, testosterone level of less than 300 is considered less. Also, I think one time sex in the n...  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 182 cm and weight is 90 kg. 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...  Read Full »


Dr. Deep Dutta

Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

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 »

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 »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

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 mana...  Read Full »

What is the reason for poor erection and low libido during sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having erection problems and low libido during sex. I am married for six years, and now I am 37 years old. Just after marriage, I discovered that I had this erection problem but was at a mild level, and I could manage to have sex with a few days gap in between. I felt a lack of moo...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Erection problems can be due to lifestyle factors like taking alcohol, smoking, or being overweight. It may also be due to any major illness or some medicines. Often it can be due to stress, anxiety, or due to blood abnormalities for which you need to do blood tests...  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. It shattered me as a man. It has been four years, and now I am 31. 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 smaller, and my sex dri...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

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 r...  Read Full »

Can testicles injury result in low testosterone levels?

Query: Hi doctor,Two months ago, I had a hit on my testicles. For first one week, I suffered with pain in the testes during erection. My erection improved after two weeks. But, in general, my erection is slightly weak. I have had a scan done and the doctor said that I have a swollen blood vessel. But, he d...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please relax and do not worry. I think you are suffering from varicocele, dilated veins of testis. This will not be caused by trauma. A long term untreated varicocele can cause changes in your sperm parameters such as sperm count, motility, etc. Your weak erection prob...  Read Full »

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