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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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 »

Kindly suggest a solution for low testosterone level and low sperm count.

Query: Hi doctor i am having varicocele grade 2 and my testosterone level is 1.7 at the age of 27 and my sperm analysis report is also not good count is very low what should i do sir .i am trying for kids but no use.  Read Full »


Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Dear Bhargav, I can very well understand that you’re worried. Your test results show reduced numbers of sperm, a slight anomaly of a vein in your scrotum (not important), a minimal size difference of your testicles (needs follow-up), low testosterone and an infectious inflammation (important...  Read Full »

Are low testosterone levels and anxiety related?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old male who is 1.77 m tall and weighs about 115 kg. I suffer from anxiety and low testosterone. Here are my test results to begin with. Total testosterone : 8.4 nmol/l. SHBG: 12.25 nmol/l. Free Testosterone: 253.1 pmol/l. LH: 1.9 mIU. FSH: 3.4 mIU Prolactin: 64.5 ng...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query, and from what you have mentioned, It appears that you have an anxiety disorder and low testosterone levels. I am sorry about the stressful situation you have had in your life, which has caused you anxiety. I can say that low testosterone level...  Read Full »

Can a man with varicocele get a woman pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old male. I was diagnosed to have grade 1 varicocele. I attached USG report. Can varicocele cause infertility? From the report, kindly let me know my testicle size. Is my testicle size normal? Recently, I have been putting weight, especially my lower body increases more tha...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have insignificant varicocele and that will not affect fertility. Your testicle size is normal. Testosterone level is low normal. Penis size of more than 3.5 inches is normal. For fat in the lower body and for low testosterone you need to do the following blood tests....  Read Full »

Is my testosterone level normal for my age?

Query: Hi doctor, I have not grown to the expected height. I am 173 cm. My mother is 173 cm and father is 189 cm. I had a blood test to determine my HGH levels. The doctor asked me for a testosterone and GH test. The result came back a week later and it said that I had a low HGH level and a 21/42 level te...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please relax and do not worry. You have not mentioned the exact HGH level values (human growth hormone) and testosterone values with units. I suggest you upload your reports. As you said, definitely you have low testosterone levels. But, do not worry. It is definitely ...  Read Full »

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

Query: I am 20 years old, height 6’4 ft. and weight 120 kgs. I did my testesterone total test and it came out to be 232.84 ng/dL. Isn’t it low for my age? What can I do to increase my testestorone levels? Also my penis size when erect is 5.5 inch, and when flaccid penis is 2.5-2.8 inches. Is th...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

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

Answer: Dear, Thanks for using Icliniq. I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all it is important to understand that the level of free testosterone is more important rather than the total testosterone. I think you can get better insight about the problem on getting the free testostero...  Read Full »

Does erection problems persist after discontinuing antidepressant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old and I am on Citalopram, Buspirone, and Valium. In the past few weeks, I have stopped taking Valium. I am taking only 2.5 mg to wean off and just today I discontinued the Citalopram as well after gradually cutting down from 40 mg to 10 over the last two weeks. I still ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivekanandan G

Andrologist, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the erection problem is due to antidepressants, then it will become invariably normal once you stop the medications. In your case, the reason must be marijuana. I think it is better you stop that and also get your early morning serum testosterone assay done. For furthe...  Read Full »

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