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Low T confusion

Just over three month ago I was diagnosed with low T. Right around 200. Im 42. Was put on Fortesta. Latest blood test came back with T level of 398. I was under the impression I should be around 600-700. Called Docs office and was told that anything over 241 was normal. Can I tell them that I want optimal not minimal, and will they do anything?
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80791 tn?1343593481
If you were 18 years old, you would justifiably be concerned...somewhat.  I don't even know what my level was but I knew something was wrong.  My blood test indicated I had a very low testosterone level and I was also diabetic.  When I got low on Fortesta and ran out while bantering with the insurance company, I started losing muscle mass, constant fatigue, depression and absolutely no sex drive.  I am now using Androgel and everything is back right!

Don't worry, you look okay with those numbers.
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563773 tn?1374246539
Total testosterone at the age group of 40-52 should be in the range of 600ng/dl. Hello,
Low testosterone can cause  sexual dysfunction (unable to maintain erections), reduced sex drive (reduced sexual activity) , decreased energy, loss of body hair, reduced shaving, depressed mood , decrease in bone strength and reduced muscle mass.

For the same, you can consult a urologist and get your serum testosterone levels checked. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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