Call me Dr. House.
About two weeks ago I read a health article that talked about identifying certain health conditions just by looking at your hands. I told Justin about the article and he examined his hands and saw that his pointer finger is longer than his ring finger - a sign of low testosterone. So we got on the Internet and looked up looked low testosterone. Justin has a staggering amount of symptoms.
Lucky us, we had our physicals already scheduled for our adoption home study. Justin had his testosterone levels checked last Thursday during our appointments.
We got the results back on Tuesday. Justin's testosterone levels are low. Severely low. Normal levels range from 450 to 1200. Justin's levels are at 180. Testosterone supplements will do a lot to help him feel immensely better. But...his levels are so low for a man of his age and the doctor wants to check to see if there is any kind of mass growing on his pituitary gland, which is the gland that regulates testosterone production.
First thing tomorrow, Justin is getting an MRI to check out his brain.