Low Testosterone and tingling sensation in hands and feet

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Hi,

36 Y/o Male, have been relatively healthy until approx 6 months ago.

For several months I have been going for tests at my local GP's, trying to get to the bottom of my sudden fatigue & what appears to be an onset of anxiety (I related it to anxiety over some Lichen Sclerosis, and a biopsy that thankfully came back negative). Nearly everything has come back negative or normal except a slightly high ESR and low Testosterone.  I've been waiting for a referral to come through to see an endocrinologist, but in the meantime I have developed an odd symptom.

Over the past week, i've gone from having annoying yet harmless muscle spasms, to just plain weird permanent tingling sensations in my hands and feed, sometimes with sudden and short lived pain (like a small pin on the tip of my finger) when pressure is applied, but it is then not repeatable when pressure applied again.

I have bothered the GP quite a lot recently due to getting quite panicky about my health issues, and I don't want to jump the gun yet again. My question is as follows:

Is a strange tingling sensation in hands and feet a common symptom of low testosterone? If it's not common, I may make an appointment to see a doctor

whilst still waiting for a referral to an endocrinologist.

Thanks

Adrian

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    Hello Adrian

    I am a qualified Consellor who has dealt with many cases of anxiety/depression in the past.

     I have no idea whether ot not your present symptoms are linked to Testosterone but you must not worry about 'bothering' a GP with your concerns. They are trained to look for underlying causes - not just those which present at the time.

    Do go to your GP, his/her reassurance alone will be helpful.

    Good luck and best wihes.  Jon

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    Just a thought. You may want to be tested for diabetes as well. Some of the symptoms are similar to what you describe. Some other symptoms in addition to fatigue can be craving sweets, being thirsty alot and haveing to urinate alot. Diabetes can affect all ages. Definitely make an appointment with your GP and endocrinologist and/or neurologist, as a sudden tingling sensation could be anything from poor circulation to neurological - and it is nearly impossible to get an accurate diagnosis over the internet. Good luck.

     

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    matt  What good advice from Adrian.  Diabetes?  It just didn't cross my mind (although it did my wifes - a suffer!)
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    Thank you for your advice and help, i'm all booked in at the GP's for this morning.  I have been tested for diabetes before and it was negative, but that was a month ago now and these conditions are relatively new (e.g. 1 week).

    In regards to bothering the GP, I have to say that I can't fault the service from the NHS, for the most part it has been swift and thorough.  My anxiety over constantly using up precious GP slots is borne around my last discussion with the doctor dealing with me.

    Although it was not his intention, he ran through what my symptoms were, vs' what I was worried I might have, and largely put it into perspective for me.  I left, having stepped back and looked at what was being said and felt very silly indeed and quite embarrassed at my somewhat irrational reaction to my symptoms and the groundswell of negative thoughts I was having about what it could all be.

    Thanks

    Adrian

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    Adrian.  You musn't feel silly or harbour any guilt about 'taking up valuable time'  I know how you fell about NHS resources but a few pointers in the right direction will save time, money and your general sate of health in the long run. As a young man' the father of (then) two vey young boys, I was continually visiting our super GP presenting all maner of REAL symptoms.  I eventually asked him (when feeling guilty about taking so much of his time) if I was a hypocondriac and imagining all these things?  His reply - and it is so pertinent in your case - was, "even if it is imagined, there is a reason for it"  On eof the reason (having been a senior Civil Servant) that I ultimately trained as a Counsellor.
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    hey man have you found any answers ? i have a few similar issues and im looking for some help ?

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