After receiving these tests at the student health center at my college, I am now on my first day with Androderm 5mg therapy. I can be referred to an endocrinologist or an urologist by my physician whenever I would like to, if this is necessary. Based on my low testosterone levels, but normal LH/FSH, he is diagnosing me with "idiopathic hypogonadism." He also does not think that my TSH is worth examining any further, especially since my T-4 is normal, but said it's worth watching for any changes.
So, am I on track for the treatment of my newly diagnosed low testosterone? Is 5 mg Androderm a good option for now? Should I be referred to an endocrinologist to further examine and treat the testosterone, and possibly thyroid?
One concern I have about the testosterone therapy, especially at my younger age of 23, is the possible infertility with long term use. I have read online it can be beneficial to use testosterone injections instead, along with a weekly hCG injection to prevent testicular atrophy, and even saw a recommendation for an aromatase inhibitor such as Arimidex to prevent the conversion of testosterone to estradiol. Is all of this necessary, and I should speak with an endocrinologist about it?
Thank for you any and all advice and suggestions about any of the above questions :) I am new to this world of hormones, and am a little overwhelmed now that it's confirmed that "something is wrong with me."
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