Mid-twenties Never had morning wood and my genitals look lik
Patient :Mid-twenties. Never had morning wood and my genitals look like that of a child. Bloodwork shows that t(total: 579ng/dl free: 1ng/dl) levels are normal, dht levels are low but normal(total:18ng/dl free:1.70pg/ml). Took clomid and anastrazole to further up them(t total: 1047ng/dl free: 35.8pg/ml; dht total: 75ng/dl free: 15.20pg/ml), still no morning wood. I can have an erection consciously and my body looks like that of a man with a beard. What could I be missing here?
Thanks for the query to ATD for an opinion,
I can see hear that absence of morning wood in your case, you have associated it being a probable cause for child like genitals and possible low testosterone levels. Hence you have got your testosterone levels done. I would like to assure you that your testosterone levels are normal and as you have no erectile dysfunction issue or an ejaculatory issue, the prime concern of not achieving a morning wood is primarily sleep related and not hormone related in your case.
The physiology is such:-
In addition to the vivid movie-like dreams that are characteristic of REM sleep, the penis also becomes erect and engorged with blood during these periods. This is due to activity of the parasympathetic nervous system affecting the sacral nerve. This is technically called penile tumescence. When this occurs in the morning, the stiffened penis may be referred to in slang terms as "morning wood" or "morning glory."
Therefore, morning erections are secondary to the timing of REM sleep and the natural physiological processes that are associated with this sleep state in men. It seems that the body is testing systems during sleep, and this is a normal and healthy phenomenon in men. It may even be noted in young children.
So, if you are not achieving morning wood, its nothing abnormal , but possibly your sleep cycle has be disturbed due to increased daily life stress levels which can be physical , emotional , psychological, professional or any. So it is advisable to check stress and opt for de-stressing modalities for a week and observe for yourself. I am sure you shall see the change.
I hope i have answered your query in detail,
Wishing you good health,
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