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Newbie ? about urologist


I have been feeling under the weather for about a year now. At times I would feel pretty good but other time I would feel very run down. No energy, clouded thinking , feeling like I had a virus. Anyway it would come and go but about 3.5 months ago I quit smoking and it has gradually gotten worse to the point where I feel rundown all the time now.
It is really bad in the am but by the end of the day feel somewhat better. I have good health insurance but rarely go to the dr as before this, I always felt great. But I became so slow that I couldn't stand it and went to get myself checked. Besides needing to lose weight they told me they were sending me to a urologist at the end of the month as one of my tests came back with low testosterone levels.

Probably a silly question but I will ask anyway:

This is all new to me and wondering what to expect from my visit ...what do these guys do?
Thanks!
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My dr put me on a low dosage of T and so far it has greatly helped with my mental clarity and I am getting my energy back enough that I can exercise again (running ).  If anyone else is faced with the same situation, just know that I feel a million times better than before so it really works.
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Thank you for the reply..I have always been nervous about going to the Dr so it is good to know what to expect.  I guess I will know soon enough as my appointment is at the end of the month.  Thanks again for the information..
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Hello,
If you have low testosterone levels then you need to consult a urologist. He will take a detailed history and physically examine you. In addition, the causes of low testosterone will be ruled out by getting investigations done. These causes can be primary or failure of the gonads, secondary or tertiary due to damage of the hypothalamus or pituitary and/or the failure of the production of hormones (GRH, TSH and/or LH) to stimulate the gonads.

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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