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my pituitary is dead?

Hi
> sorry for my orrible english.
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> I am 47 yo, in the last year i have observed a lack of libido and my lab is:
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> LH 1,3 range 1,7 - 10  LOW
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> FSH 1,1 range 1,5 - 12 LOW
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> TT 412 range 280 - 850
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> Free t 6,1 range 8 - 45
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> E2 21 range 12-52
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> i need a MRI? Can be a tumor?

th.
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I can understand. The FSH and LH are pituitary tests and they are low - but that is not definitive for a pituitary tumor. Your doctor did not run all the pituitary hormones and oddly, your testosterone was not low - so even though your pituitary is not signalling the gland to work, they are working.

You need more testing to know what is going on - plus you are male and I don't know if the LH and FSH should be low (the ranges for male and females differ). Other hormones - like cortisol  and prolactin- can impact libido so your doctor did not even cover all the hormones.

Your doctor also did barely anything thyroid testing - he only tested the storage component but not the usage (t3 and free t3) or even the TSH - the pituitary thyroid test.

The MRI is a good idea - if done correctly (a proper pituitary MRI) but really complete testing tells you more.
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