Testosterone Level

The average testosterone level is between 300 to 1000 ng/dL; anything below 300 ng/dL is considered a low testosterone level. A decrease in testosterone level is likely to affect the appearance and sexual drive of a male. Reduced libido, less semen, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, loss of hair and muscle mass, decreased memory and bone mass, reduction in the size of testicles, etc., are the signs of low testosterone level.

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Can extracorporeal shockwave therapy damage my testis?

Query: Hi doctor, Can extracorporeal shockwave therapy damage your testis? I have undergone five sessions of shock therapy at the perineal area, done by a urologist as he suspected me to have chronic prostatitis. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If meticulously done, extracorporeal shock wave therapy does not cause any damage to testes. Can you please tell me what kind of damage to testes are you talking about? Thanks and regards.  Read Full »

How does Finasteride 1 mg cause male infertility?

Query: Hello doctor, If high testosterone levels mean higher sexual drive, how come Finasteride 1 mg causes infertility in men? Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. C Sharath Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your assumption is not correct. Finasteride is an oral tablet available in several brand names such as Proscar and Propecia. It is also available as a generic drug in some places. Uses of Finasteride are; 1) Finasteride is used to tre...  Read Full »

What happens if a male has low testosterone levels?

Query: Hello doctor, A 28-years-old male is having excessive precum, bladder discharge, and inconsistent sleep for six years. He do not experience any nightfall and do not have facial and chest hair. His testosterone level is around 4. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your statement and the report of your hormonal test show low serum testosterone of 4, while the normal range is 8-12 g/dL. It seems to be an issue of hormones since puberty. It requires a complete examination of genitalia and laboratory investigations. On examina...  Read Full »

Is erectile dysfunction a common side effect of tablet Finasteride?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been taking Finasteride 5 mg per day for more than a year, and now, I have started getting side effects like low libido, erectile dysfunction, and excess abdominal fat. I did not get a complete blood investigation. I just did a test to check the hormonal profile, and the resu...  Read Full »


Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Low libido can happen with Finasteride. You must be aware that some people report sexual symptoms even after stopping Finasteride. The rise in estradiol is surprising, and it may or may not be due to Finasteride. The other changes in SHBG (sex hormone bindin...  Read Full »

Can testosterone level show changes due to increased height and weight?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old male. When I was at the age of 11, I had an accident where boiling water fell on my lower body. After a year, I started gaining weight, gynecomastia, and other problems related to puberty. At the age of 15, I consulted an endocrinologist and he checked my testosterone ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nasir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. In our body, testosterone produced is converted to estrogen in the peripheral parts of the body in certain locations. This estrogen can give rise to breast tissue, less facial hair, and other problems. But it happens in a controlled manner...  Read Full »

Is not getting an erection while having sex for the first time normal?

Query: Hello doctor,I was having sex for the first time in my life. I never had any erection problem, and my penis was hard during the foreplay as well. I was able to put on the condom as well. However, since it was my first time, I was unable to put my penis inside the vagina properly. After 5 to 10 minut...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for consulting us. Obviously, on your first experience and stress of trying to put a penis inside, you will lose an erection. The parasympathetic system controls erection, and stress will stimulate the sympathetic nervous system that will lead to loss of erectio...  Read Full »

Does the brief use of anabolic steroids affect the hormonal profile in the future?

Query: Hello doctor, I am hoping you can give me some answers about what I can do for health optimization going forward. About myself, I recently turned 25, and have been lifting weights seriously since 18 years old. My height is 6’, and my weight is 198 lbs and about 14% body fat. When I was 19, I...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for asking me. Regarding your questions. Do not worry the previous usage of pro hormones will not have any effect on your health. As your Testosterone and Estrogen levels are normal. I do not think you need to use any medication to increase the levels. Even if ...  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

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 »

Is height determined by genetics?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years and two months old. I am 5'11. My father is 6'3, and my mother is 5'7. My younger sister is 5'11. I was wondering if I will get any taller and if I will hit another growth spurt. I have tiny and skinny hands and wrists and have been sleeping a lot for the past 3 to 4 months...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Kackar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the images (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and I do not find any problem. It is hard to predict if you will gain any height further, considering your family history and height. About the beard, I will suggest some medicine; if no ...  Read Full »

Can Melatonin be taken with Diltiazem?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 67 years old. I am taking Diltiazem 120 mg twice daily. It was given to me when I had borderline hypertrophy of the heart due to undiagnosed sleep apnea. I also take it when I have tachycardia once or twice a year. It was not given to me for high blood pressure. When my doctor examine...  Read Full »


Dr. Artur Holubka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Diltiazem is not given in a high dose to cause serious disturbance in you. Melatonin interferes with testosterone production. Melatonin deficiency initiates or aggravates the clinical course of all somatic pathologies. It also leads to testosterone deficiency at any age...  Read Full »

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