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Question: Hormone / Testosterone Levels & Symptoms


 joeykinnz - Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:43 pm

Not feeling well and can't find a doctor to do any decent tests to find out. I feel like I need my Testosterone Tested. Here are my symptoms:

- Dry Skin, very severe on testicles and scalp
- Hair thinning all over body (not baldness style - on specific parts of scalp and arms)
- Low Libido
- Irritability
- Weight
- Hard time concentrating (Adderall helps, but he's on a high dosage 2x daily, and it wears off weird)
- Slight Depression
- General Anxiety
- Extremely fatigued - 9+ hours a night, sleeps on our drive home from work (my wife drives me) for 2 hours BOTH ways, then takes a 1-2 hr nap when we get HOME!

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 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:26 am

User avatar Hello,While hypogonadism could cause quite a few of the symptoms you have mentioned,yet at your age group there are less chances of the same.You need to get a proper clinical examination and investigations like CBC,urine analysis etc to rule out other common conditions like iron deficiency,B12 and protein deficiencies.Infact though uncommon, taking raw eggs could precipitate a Biotin deficiency with features of hair thinning,dry skin especially of scalp and testicles,lethargy and depression.
Indeed testosterone levels needto be studied but many such cases present with obesity,and metabolic syndrome.
Best wishes.

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