About "Testosterone"

Testosterone is a primary male sex hormone, which is made by the testicles. This hormone is responsible for the development of male reproductive organs like testes and prostate, and it also promotes secondary sexual characteristics like body hair, hoarse voice, etc. It is also made in the female ovaries but in a very less amount.

Related Terms: Low Testosterone Level, Erectile Dysfunction, Poor Erection, Premature Ejaculation, Pcos, Prolactin Level, Low Libido

Recently Answered Questions

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 M. Hanif Md.

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 »
Can low testosterone levels cause fatigue and increased heart rate?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21 year old male, and I am studying nutritional science. Over the past year, I have been experiencing these symptoms. I have a fast pounding heart, especially after a night of drinking. The following morning, I always wake up early to a pounding heart, and it scares me. This happen...  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As your BMI (body mass index) is 34, in obesity, the decreased levels of testosterone-binding protein cause a decrease in the total testosterone levels, but not the normal free level. Before we evaluate you for low testosterone, we need to confirm it by doing free te...  Read Full »
Would low testosterone affect erection?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old. I never had sex and physically fit. I do not drink alcohol or smoke. My eating habit is healthy and I do not have much stress. I did my medical test three months back and found my testosterone level is below the minimum limit. I started eating vegetables and fruits, but...  Read Full »
Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. There is no need to get stressed due to low testosterone levels. As you are getting early morning tightness, this means that there is no organic issue. If you have to go for urine in the morning, even then, that tightness is significant. You...  Read Full »
To Prevent Testosterone Production, Can Testosterone Blockers Be Used?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old male and I do not want to do a MTF transition. However, I would like to stop my body from being affected by testosterone. I just turned 20 and as I grow older my body will continue to produce testosterone which will change my body into something more manly and cause me ...  Read Full »
Dr. Divakara P
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First let me make sure that I have understood your query. Basically you are a male and want to remain as a male but you need to avoid the manly transition and retain your feminine look. Please correct me if I am wrong. Well, there are many ways to do that. But what is ...  Read Full »
Why is there an increase in PSA while taking testosterone replacement therapy?
Query: Hi doctor, My prostate-specific antigen (PSA) value has got increased by 30 % from 0.8 ng/mL to 1.1 ng/mL. I am in testosterone replacement therapy also. Please advice.  Read Full »
Dr. Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The absolute PSA (prostate-specific antigen) level is in the range where it is not of much concern. But the rise in PSA is bothersome if it rises more than 0.75 ng/mL per year. For a young patient like you, even this rise in rate needs to be assessed. Testosterone repla...  Read Full »
Am I gaining weight because of low testosterone level?
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
General Practitioner

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 »
How to improve my testosterone level?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old. My total testosterone was low. It was 400 ng/dL. This was on last Friday after a very intense week with insufficient sleep and no exercise. My question is, am I stuck with this? How can I improve this to any value within the normal range?  Read Full »
Dr. Purushottam Sah
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. However, I would like you to answer few questions so that I can help you better. Why did you do the test? Do you have any sexual or infertility problem? Male testosterone levels (T level) usually range between 250 ng/dL and 850 ng...  Read Full »
What is the ideal testosterone level in men?
Query: Hi doctor,I am a 30 year old male. My height is 5'7" and weight is 79 kg. I recently did some tests and the findings are as follows. Testosterone 239 ng/dL, HDL 24 mg/dL, VLDL 60 mg/dL, triglycerides 302 mg/dL, Vitamin D 29 ng/dL, Vitamin B12 164 pg/mL and HbA1c 5.2%. My BP is under control. I also ...  Read Full »
Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering your age, the Normal Testosterone Levels should be around 270-1000 ng/dL. The report of yours shows lower levels. Obesity or overweight is one of the important reasons for low laboratory levels of testosterone. Semen analysis can tell if you can have a ...  Read Full »
Can inguinal hernias lower testosterone levels and decrease ejaculate volume?
Query: Hello doctor, While having sex with my wife six months ago, I had a severe pain in my stomach, which seemed to have originated from my testicles. The pain has never happened again. I live a pretty much normal day to day life. Since then, I have noticed a decrease in semen volume considerably. Now, ...  Read Full »
Dr. Aastha Midha Likhyani
Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This could be epididymo-orchitis or simply orchitis. I suggest getting an ultrasound of the abdomen and scrotum. Follow-up with the reports. Revert with more information to a general surgeon online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/general-surgeon  Read Full »
Should I worry about my testosterone level of 335?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male. My height is 6 feet and weight is 90 kg. My total testosterone level is 335. My other tests were all normal except 25-hydroxy vitamin D, which is 6.83. Should I be worried?  Read Full »
Dr. Pooja Pardhi
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. Your testosterone level is within normal limits, but vitamin D level is low. You need to take Vitamin D3 and Calcium. With low vitamin D, level there is a possibility of low calcium and weak ...  Read Full »


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