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Testosterone Deficiency Testing

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Testosterone Testing

As far as I know, testosterone levels have not been included in my lab work. Is this something I should request or have included in my regular lab work?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...thanks for your post.While not universally done, we include a free and total testosterone level test in baseline and annual testing in all of our patients.BY Read more »

Testosterone/B12/Vitamin D Tests?

Do you recommend these tests for an HIV/HCV/HBV pt? Thank you? Read more »

testosterone testing

I've recently requested to have my brother in laws testosterone levels checked. He has severe... Read more »
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The Endocrine Society

Endocrine Society Calls for Medicare Coverage of DXA Bone Density Testing to Be Extended to Men With Testosterone Deficiency

...association of testosterone deficiency with low bone density and osteoporosis, Medicare does not provide coverage for bone density testing for these individuals. To address this concern, today The Endocrine Society issued a Position Statement ,... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Treatment Issues for Women

...the mid part of your cycle, while progesterone levels peak later, somewhere around day 21. So timing is important when you get tested. To check estradiol and FSH levels, have blood drawn on days two through four of your period. Ask your... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...depression in men. The test should be done in the morning. If you are of African or Mediterranean background, you might be tested for low levels of the enzyme G6PD. This could cause severe anemia if you take certain drugs. Vaccinations ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fatigue

...hormone erythropoietin which helps make red blood cells. Low hormone levels . Especially in men, low levels of the sex hormone testosterone can cause fatigue and lack of interest in sex and other normal activities. Low levels of other important... Read more »
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Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
...reasons doctors decide to test for hiv you know besides oral thrush like blood values (low or hight cbc hemoglobin, vitamin, testosterone deficiencies ) any input would be appreciated Read more »

testosterone

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...become a factor in HIV infection? I am an above 50 male with below testosterone levels and alot of strange symtoms. I have been tested five or six times for HIV within the last 10 months ( no risks during this time) all negitive. They have been... Read more »

Testosterone and depression

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... I'm looking for more info/personal experience concerning treatments and symptoms associated with testosterone/hormonal deficiency and associated problems, (fatigue, mood changes, ability to focus, loss of drive, lessened experience of Read more »

low testosterone

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...woman of unkwon status.The day after when I woke up i imeddiatly begin to panic about hiv.It seemed like a few hours later my testosterone level had dropped and has stayed that way since.Could this be due to guilt/sterss/anxiety?or could it be... Read more »