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Old 7 December 2019, 10:11
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DIrectly from my report.
FREE TESTOSTERONE
BY DIALYSIS 40.0, ref range(35.0-155.0)
Does Vasectomy have anything to do with Hypogonadal?
Ok, all these other testing methods I'm not familiar with - just used to Labcorp or Quest. Anyway, your wicked low - you want as close to 155 as you can get. Vasectomy shouldn't matter it's just a duct, but way out of my wheelhouse. Your numbers indicate TRT would be a benefit IMO.
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Old 7 December 2019, 13:12
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Ok, all these other testing methods I'm not familiar with - just used to Labcorp or Quest. Anyway, your wicked low - you want as close to 155 as you can get. Vasectomy shouldn't matter it's just a duct, but way out of my wheelhouse. Your numbers indicate TRT would be a benefit IMO.
Here is LABCORP.
I am sure I am low, as I am in Thyroid too. I am only 52.
https://www.labcorp.com/test-menu/35521/testosterone-free-mass-spectrometry-equilibrium-dialysis-endocrine-sciences#
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Old 7 December 2019, 16:55
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Here is LABCORP.
I am sure I am low, as I am in Thyroid too. I am only 52.
When you get a TRT panel done at Labcorp (Pre-TRT or TRT Followup), they don't use that method - they use "Direct" - the range and units are different, see pic.

Only 52? Bud, your shit started dropping in your late 30's. Let me see if I can predict what is going to happen, since your thyroid is low too - your doc will blow off testosterone, and instead want to put you on Synthroid, telling you its going to magically raise your T to 800+ I hope not, but be on the lookout. You need TRT.
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Old 7 December 2019, 17:19
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Old 18 December 2019, 01:39
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Got my results back:

Apr 2018: Testo: 10.6 nmol/L; SHBG: 28 nmol/L; Free Testo: 235 pmo/L
July 2019: Testo: 7.2; SHBG: 26; Free Testo: 163
Dec 2019 (this is after I started max TestoGel dosage): Testo: 17.7; SHBG: 23; Free Testo: 465

Looks like the max dosage is working...but I've changed over to injections anyway as applying the gel is a PITA.
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Old 18 December 2019, 09:58
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Got my results back:

Apr 2018: Testo: 10.6 nmol/L; SHBG: 28 nmol/L; Free Testo: 235 pmo/L
July 2019: Testo: 7.2; SHBG: 26; Free Testo: 163
Dec 2019 (this is after I started max TestoGel dosage): Testo: 17.7; SHBG: 23; Free Testo: 465

Looks like the max dosage is working...but I've changed over to injections anyway as applying the gel is a PITA.
I converted to US units. You jumped about 200 points. That's good, but gel is a PITA as you've found. I will say, talk with your Doc about how he/she feels about getting you to at least 800ng/dl, which is ~28nmol/L in your units. But yea, 510 won't have you feeling like gargbage for sure.
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Old 19 December 2019, 18:09
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I converted to US units. You jumped about 200 points. That's good, but gel is a PITA as you've found. I will say, talk with your Doc about how he/she feels about getting you to at least 800ng/dl, which is ~28nmol/L in your units. But yea, 510 won't have you feeling like gargbage for sure.
Yeah I got a script for injections, hopefully it'll make a big difference!
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Yeah I got a script for injections, hopefully it'll make a big difference!
Very individual based on clearance rates, but most TRT is 150-180mg/week for 800-900 levels.
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Old 20 December 2019, 00:25
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Just looking at the item doc prescribed - Reardon 1000 by Bayer. Basically I get injected with 1000mg, then 6 weeks later another 1000mg, then 1000mg every 3 months after that.
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Old 20 December 2019, 07:16
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That's an Undecoanate ester. It breaks down realllllllllllly slowly, which is why the protocol looks like that. Not used in the U.S. (we have Cypionate, Enanthate, and Propionate - all roughly with a 5-7 day half life). You're going to have to do your own research for it. I *would* try to see if/how much your baseline changes, from lowest to highest levels, as ideally, you want as stable a level as possible. Good luck!
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