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    Doctor Approach

    Iíve been hearing that a trip to the doctor could help to get your testosterone levels up. I suspect mine are low but I'm not certain.

    Does anyone have any tips on how I approach a doctor with these concerns without sounding like I just want it for the hell of it? Should I question a local doctor or do I need to seek a specialist of some sort? I understand that a doctor would never prescribe something that will turn me into Mr. Olympia but I guess if my levels are low anything is better than nothing at all. It seems like no matter how hard I try I just wont grow anymore.

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    Just tell him you can't get it up... works everytime. They'll test everything hormonal for ya and if your test is really low he may prescribe some test cream.

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    Endocrinologist would be the specialist you are looking for. A regular PCP will probably not be too knowledgable on the subject, and less helpful.

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    You may suffer from a lowered test level, this is not uncommon, especially at the age you are. However, generally speaking you will need to see your family Doctor, or a Doctor you choose to get a referral to a specialist such as an Endo. I will tell you that even if your Test level is low, he will only prescibe a very low dose that will mildy elevate and stabilize your levels. As you said, you will certainly not look like the next Mr. "O" after the visit.

    Are you displaying any other symptoms other than not growing any bigger? If not, you you may just be a sticking point in your weight training.

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    if you tell a doctor you cant get it up isn't there a chance that he will prescribe some viagra or something?

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    Originally posted by fighter0728
    if you tell a doctor you cant get it up isn't there a chance that he will prescribe some viagra or something?

    Yes, there is a chance. However, if you have a cool doctor and your test levels are in fact low, they may prescribe test of some sort...never know.

    I'd probably tell them I've lost interest in sex also. The inability to get it up alone might not be enough since that could be non-endocrine (is that a word?) issue.

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    Thanks everyone for your help!

    I never heard the word Endocrinologist before so I'll probably look for one in my area. I would have a hard time keeping a straight face if I told them my sex drive was low.

    Is it common to talk to a doctor because of suspecting low test levels for the sole purpose of increasing muscle growth. It seems that no matter how hard I try my body won't grow beyond the point I have been for the past 2 years. I have been working out for about 4 now and I have tried about every legal sup on the market.

    I see others that hit the gym get quite noticable in the same amount of time. I understand that genetics play a large part but, do the genetics have to do with test production or is there more to it than that?

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