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 testosterone level is 485. Is this considered low?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years of age, 165 lbs. I have had anxiety, fatigue, gynecomastia, low libido, no morning hardness, and muscle loss. My lab results came back with my free testosterone level of 9.2 and testosterone level of 485, is this considered low T?  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your query and can well understand your worries. Normal levels of testosterone range from 300 to 1200 mg/dL and can vary a bit with different laboratories. Yours is not that low but is on lower side for sure. Keeping in view all the symptoms you describe...  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 »


Dr. Divakara. P

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.Testost...  Read Full »

Will epididymitis result in infertility?

Query: Hello doctor, Last week, I was forced to go to the ER due to intense pain and swelling of the left testicle. I was then made to urinate in a cup and ultrasound of the testes. After the ultrasound it was concluded that I did not need surgery which is a relief, and I am thankful for this. I then had ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivekanandan. G

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what you have described, I think you had left epididymo-orchitis (inflammation of epidermis or testes).You should get a urine culture done. About 50 % of the time, the affected testis goes for atrophy, in spite of antibiotic treatment.But, hormone deficiency due to t...  Read Full »

I have a family history of low testosterone. What are my chances?

Query: Hello doctor, If my dad and just recently my 20 years old brother both have low testosterone levels, what are the chances that I will too? I am 18 years old.  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If low testosterones are due to secondary (acquired) causes then you are spared. The cause of low testosterone should be ascertained in your father which could be done only after detailed history and physical examination because there are number of causes for low testoste...  Read Full »

Can I gain weight due to low levels of testosterone?

Query: Hello doctor, My current weight is 92 kg, and my height is 5 feet 8 inches. I have a regular weight gain problem. In the past, I have got done tests like thyroid, testosterone, and cortisol. Please advise if any other test can be done to diagnose a problem. I have a very strict diet and exercise....  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. If obesity runs in your family, then that might have influenced your weight gain. Such weight gain is genetic and therefore if your parents and relatives have a tendency of obesity then it is ge...  Read Full »

I was unable to get an erection even after getting a massage from a lady, which made me worried. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old and want to ask you a few questions. For the first time in my life, I got a massage session from a lady. Unfortunately, I did not get a good erection which made me anxious. I think I have jerked off too much, so I have very low testosterone levels. So what should I do...  Read Full »


Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Let me start by saying there is absolutely nothing wrong with you. Getting an erection is not a package deal with a massage. Massages are meant to relax you, not to stimulate you. Unfortunately, the misconception of...  Read Full »

I have erectile dysfunction, venous leakage, and low free testosterone levels despite taking Viagra for the past ten years. Where should I get tested?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 61 years old, and I have erectile dysfunction. I have taken Viagra for the past ten years. Sometimes it gets up and then does not maintain for five minutes. Sometimes it does not get up. I have been to a urologist and tested. I have V leakage (venous leakage). Now they are saying ...  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. There are multiple reasons for the erection issue. It can be due to low testosterone, and if you do not have prostate issues, you can start testosterone tablets. You can use the Viagra tablet when needed. Make s...  Read Full »

I have been on a lot of antidepressants but I am no better. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 65 years old, and I have seen a few psychiatrists from a young age. I have taken a lot of antidepressants. In the past, I have been on Anafranil, Zoloft, Aropax, Cymbalta, Pristiq, Lithium, Avanza, Amitryptiline, Allegron, Tofranil, and Luvox. I have not been on any antipsychotic o...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the testosterone levels are low, then it needs to be treated. Also, you get a thyroid profile test, and vitamin D levels as a problem in them can also present similarly. There are plenty of treatment options available. You can discuss with your treating psychia...  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

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 e...  Read Full »

I am a 25-year-old male. I do not have a deep voice and sound like a girl. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male. I do not have a deep voice and sound like a girl. What should I do? Kindly advise.   Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The deepening of voice is due to the hormone testosterone produced during puberty. Are your other secondary sexual characteristics like body hair, pubic hair, height, beard, penis, and testicles fully developed? If not, then there could be...  Read Full »

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