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Low Testosterone
I am a 53 year old man with a complicated medical history. Currently being treated for autonomic dysfunction/neuropathy, central apnea and CPRS among other things. Within the last 6 weeks I have experienced severe weakness (CPK at 1200), unusual weight gain, enlarged and painful breasts, fatigue worse than usual. My GP ordered labs which included: CMP, TSH, Testosterone total, LH, CK total. He called Saturday primarily concerned with Testosterone level of 23. I have history of volatile TSH, cortisol and low potassium levels.I currently take 40 meq? of potassium a day and prescribed Androgel 1.62% 2 pumps daily for testosterone, I take a number of other prescriptions which according to my doctor do not cause my symptoms. My question is: I have had my GP for 12+ years so does the recent lab results (He only spoke of testosterone) along with my symptoms of the past 6 weeks suggest a need for further tests/exploration and if so by which specialist.
Thanks for your consideration.
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Hi there!

You would probably need to see an endocrinologist with deranged hormonal/ endocrine levels. A delayed evaluation would typically be required to look for possible causes before a management plan is initiated.
Hope this helps.

Take care!
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