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Week of April 21, 2003

    Question:   I am 24 years old and I recently had a blood test done that showed I had low testosterone, a count of 80 nd/dl. I know this is extremely low and I have an appointment to see a doctor. I have used anabolic steroids a couple of times in the last year: testosterone enanthate, deca durabolin. I have also been using clomid three weeks prior to getting blood work. Could you please give me any information that could help me get my test levels where they should be?    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer

    Question:   I am a 29-year-old female and have had a nagging pain under my left armpit for 5-6 weeks. No obvious lumps are felt. Sometimes my whole left arm aches and feels tingly. The pain is pretty constant. I have two small children who I lift also. Should I just let it go for a while or go see a doctor?    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer

    Question:   On July 26, 2002 my left knee was injured in a motor scooter accident. I sought medical assistance immediately, and was referred to physical therapy. After 5 months of therapy I am still unable to resume my regular activities. I was extremely active and running 7 miles 3x a week before the injury. I am currently unable to run...    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer