i am not sure if this is the right forum for this, but i also don't know which forum it belongs to.
i am a seventeen year old male, very physically active and fit, in good shape. i drink alot of milk, however my diet is rather narrow - consisting mainly of cereal, bagels, sub sandwiches, and/or poptarts or pretzels. so alot of starch. i do take multivitamins daily.
i have always had trouble gaining weight and adding muscle, but last summer i put on about fifteen pounds and most of it was muscle. i was bigger - musclewise - than i ever have been. i got up to 180 pounds.
however, beginning in august, i started to lose weight. i was not lifting very much, but i was playing soccer and still active. when wrestling season began weighed 170 pounds and dropped about 10 to make 160. however, every week would be a battle because i would gain back 8 or so and have to lose it all. once that season ended, i found myself weighing 164, then 162, then 159, and finally as low as 156. this prompted a trip to the doctor, and blood test, revealing low TSH. i saw an endocrinologist, who ordered more blood tests because i did not have all the symptoms of hyperthyroidism. these tests revealed incredibly low testosterone, only 99 (and i believe it should be 200+). there are more tests pending, but i am incredibly anxious to know what could be causing this.
My symptoms include the low TSH and testosterone, increasing sweatiness and heat intolerance, mood swings, aggression, concentration issues, dry skin and acne, loss of lean muscle, and loss of energy and endurance.
my question is that i lack much of the symptoms of low testosterone. my sexual function has not been affected, and neither has my sex drive.
what could be doing this?
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