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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   I have low testosterone levels
Doctor :   ok
User :   and my doctor wants me to take a MRI to check adrenal gland growth or tumor
Doctor :   what is your age?
Doctor :   ok
User :   is that necessary , 23 yr old
User :   i have past experience with steriods and prohormones
Doctor :   adrenal gland is the master gland for cortisol and testosterone production
User :   I just don't have the money to pay for an MRI that will tell him that I am okay to start with you know
Doctor :   if at all you have normal descended testicles , then they have to investigate the adrenal gland
User :   i thought the testies were the major maker of test
Doctor :   testis is the major contributor
Doctor :   but precursors produced in adrenal gland
User :   is it necassary...couldn't I just try some treatments before having to pay for MRI when my levels are down b/c of my past abuse of steriods and over the counter med
Doctor :   you have to talk with your physician in detail
Doctor :   they can help you out with their social functioning unit to fund for your mri

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