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Should I bring this up with a doctor...?

KamarKamar Registered User regular
edited December 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
Ok H/A, it recently occurred to me that a lot of things I've taken for granted might be pointing to some sort of hormonal imbalance, but I thought I'd get some second opinions before I make an ass of myself asking a doctor about it.


Basically, it seems like I'm never going to leave puberty. For the record, I hit puberty very early, at around nine or ten. I am now twenty. But yeah, still have the crazy oily skin and constant breakouts, moodiness, and the most ridiculous sex drive I've ever even heard off; I either masturbate like 4+ times a day or I walk around in a rage and with a boner that won't go away. And I can 'rearm' within about thirty seconds of orgasm, repeatedly.

Back to the moodiness, let me also add that I can find myself at can-barely-think levels of rage over silly things even if I am 'relieving myself' frequently enough. Luckily I have iron control of my temper, but it takes serious, conscious effort to keep myself from blowing up and breaking things. Also possibly-related, when I was little I was diagnosed with ADHD, although the appropriate drugs DO keep those symptoms in check.

Other things of note; I am like crazy built and strong for a guy who is 99% sedentary; most days I don't leave my house. I was overweight until I fixed my diet, but even then I was incredibly light on my feet for being such a fatty, IE I was 50 lbs overweight and could do a standing leap onto a counter-top without effort. Also, I can seemingly adrenalize at will; I have hurt myself multiple times doing feats of strength I had no business doing, like the time I went from prone to standing with about 600lbs of my friends on my back after they dog-piled me for-the-lulz.


Looking back after typing this out, it seems pretty ridiculous to even bring up. A lot of these 'symptoms' are pretty nice, and the negative ones don't bother me much. Still, I AM a little worried that maybe I have some gland or something out-of-whack that is going to kill me or something eventually. Especially since my father had similar things going on and died of a heart attack at 40.

So yeah, what do you think, H/A? Worth mentioning to a doctor, or should I limit my silliness to the internet?

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    EuphoriacEuphoriac Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Sounds like me in many ways.

    Oily skin can affect anyone at any age. I still get the occasional spot (usually on the rim of one of my nostrils for some reason...) and my 'T' zone is fairly prone to oily.

    High sex drive? Masturbating 4+ times a day? Either boredom or a horny man, like most of us. Enjoy it and use it.

    You could just have a bad temper. I can lose my shit over the stupidest shit, and can hold a bad feelign about someone for ages.

    The rest I have no idea. You might be physically able, but that doesn't tell the whole story (heart/liver/lungs etc). For example, the only visibly bad part of my body is my flabby stomach. My legs and arms are fucking great, the polar opposite. But I bet I have appalling stamina and cardio, and maybe high blood pressure (must get this checked). So, get this checked for sure.

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    QuidQuid Definitely not a banana Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I'm almost 25 and still that horny but no zits, so that part's probably normal.

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    Shark_MegaByteShark_MegaByte Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I think you've answered your own question already (when you mentioned your dad). He couldn't've hurt himself any by checking with a doc.

    Also, ADHD and/or the drugs could be playing a part in some of the odd stuff you mentioned (adding, suppressing, or aggravating symptoms). Your doctor could help figure out if it's related, and if it is, adjusting your meds might go a long way toward making you feel better.

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    PracticalProblemSolverPracticalProblemSolver Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    If your dad died at forty then you're halfway there(sorry), i'd definitely see a doc. The rest could just be normal stuff but none of us will ever be able to tell, unless house reads pa.

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    Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    If your father had similar symptoms and died at 40, you should probably check with a doctor. They'll probably refer you to an endocrinologist, who can then run some tests. There are a number of things that could be happening, but all of the bad ones have sentinel signs that can be detected on a basic physical exam.

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    KamarKamar Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Thanks for the responses guys, I figured I should ask, but kinda wanted some outside opinions beforehand, since it'll be kinda embarrassing to bring up.

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    SmokeStacksSmokeStacks Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    You're built, have a high sex drive, and your refractory period is almost zip.

    Have you ever considered a career in pornography?

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    SmokeStacksSmokeStacks Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    In all seriousness, I'm only asking because a friend of mine pretty much paid his way through college working as a male performer in adult movies when he was your age, working occasional nights and weekends.

    He shared your unusual ability.

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    DalbozDalboz Resident Puppy Eater Right behind you...Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I'll add really quick to the OP, this doesn't sound that unusual. At twenty, the body hasn't really settled down yet. I still had some acne problems into my twenties. I'm in my thirties now and for some bizarre reason I occasionally get boughts of oily skin and still have problem with back acne.

    On the other hand, since your father died at 40 of a heart attack, that is definitely worth mentioning to the doctor on it's own, let own in the context of your other problem. Hormonal imbalances can lead to that kind of thing as well as heart problems, and if it's hereditary it's definitely worth checking with a doctor so that he knows your family history and, therefore, your possible predisposition towards certain conditions. That's important stuff to know. He'll tell you what to do and what tests are needed. Don't be surprised though that, at your age, they don't do much more other than some blood work and an EKG to get a baseline on file in case anything changes.

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    KazakaKazaka Asleep Counting SheepRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    You just sound like a loose-cannon cop on the edge who lives by his own rules to me

    no worries there
    still maybe get checked 'cause your dad

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    Dunadan019Dunadan019 Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    excess testosterone can explain most of the symptoms.

    I would ask about it and maybe get some tests done if you can afford it. a doctor won't charge you for a simple question and they all have answered much dumber questions than this.

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    DiscoZombieDiscoZombie Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    my skin didn't stop being bad and puberty-y until I was like 26 :(

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    TrillianTrillian Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Yeah those are the exact symptoms of testosterone hypersecretion.
    At least you'll have all the benefits of anabolic steroid abuse with none of the testicular shrinking side effects.

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