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Low Libido, which hormones to test for?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 22, 2009
  • 07:08 PM

My boyfriend and I have been dating for nearly three years now and recently, our sexual issues have hit a breaking point. He has always had something of a low sex drive, gotten MUCH worse lately, while I feel that mine is exceptionally high. Needless to say this has been the cause of a lot of fights and squabbles.

We've been talking about getting his hormone levels checked, just to rule out a hormonal imbalance. I guess if that is inconclusive, then we'll have some more work to do to try and find a middle ground, but as of now, we're just try to rule out possibilities.

Does anyone know what hormones that we should MAKE SURE the doctors test for? I have heard SEVERAL different ones on varying forums and was wondering if I could get a good list.

I've heard that it is necessary to test for not only Total Testosterone but also Free Testosterone (since it cannot act on receptors when conjugated), Estradiol levels (since it is a testosterone receptor antagonist), Prolactin....anything else?

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