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How do I understand my TSH (c), T3, T4, Testosterone test levels

Due to multiple symptoms I have been having, I went to my doctor for blood work regarding my thyroid/hormones. I just received the results via my portal and would like feedback on understanding the results. My TSH (c) was 3.15 (H) which I'm assuming they have listed as high. My T3 was 3.2. My T4 was 1.45 and my testosterone was <12 (under 12) with notes saying it was basically so low it didn't even register. With a 3.15 TSH being high, does this mean I have hypothyroidism or, am I just having issues with low testosterone? Thanks for you feedback
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1756321 tn?1547095325
In men, low thyroid levels can cause low testosterone.

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could be both!

My wife also has immeasurable Testosterone.  And it took almost 4 full YEARS to get my wife and the doctor to do anything about it.

Please post your referenc ranges for each of the FT4 and FT3.  But if something close to what we customarily seen, those numbers are not really that bad.  Certainly room for improvement.

I would NOT let the low Testosterone go for too long.  I would recommend you get ALL your sex hormones checked again before being too hasty.  But low testosterone is linked to a lot of chronic health issues. ANd is so frequently overlooked in women.  THe fact that you were checked for this is to me a bit surprising as Doctors don't seem to even believe that women NEED testosterone and therefore never check it.
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