Got to have a testosterone blood test for gyno, is it necessary?

I do strength training, have a decent diet, I have facial hair and all the signs of high testosterone levels, yet when I went to my Dr about my gyno she insisted of having a blood test for this, is there any point in doing so? I've had it for five years (as said in my previous question) and even when i was down to 12-15% body fat it didn't make a difference. I can't help thinking it's not hormonal.

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Got to have a testosterone blood test for gyno, is it necessary

Hi reece,
how old are you?
and if you have had a history of having taken any protein supplement during your exercise regimens then the hormonal test might seem necessary,but in any case the solution to your problem is surgical removal of the gynaecomastia tissues.
best of luck

Are hormone tests necessary?

In all likelihood, your doctor is checking more hormone tests than just testosterone to make sure that any hormone causes of the enlarged breast tissue in a man are ruled out.  If the enlargement is present on only one side and was present when your body fat percentage was low, then hormone causes are unlikely, but it is always best to be thorough and rule out medically treatable causes for the problem before intervening surgically.  That said, given the presence of the problem at your low body fat percentage and if present for 5 years, surgical removal will likely be necessary.  Best of luck!

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