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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Lo function gonad: This is a term to describe a low functioning gonad be it testicle or ovary. When these organs fail to release their hormones physical changes occur. M ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience in Endocrinology
Depends: On the cause. If the problem is just enough testosterone or sperm production. If the problem is a primarily testicular failure or in the hypothalamic/ ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Hypogonadism: Lots of variables: male vs. Female? Child or teen vs. Adult? Female seeking conception or no?
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Lo function gonad: This is a term to describe a low functioning gonad be it testicle or ovary. When these organs fail to release their hormones physical changes occur. M ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Hypogonadism: Men can be diagnosed with hypogonadism by having low testosterone levels. Symptoms include tiredness, fatigue, lack of energy, low libido, lethargy a ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moinuddin Mokhashi
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Healthy lifestyle: Some cases of hypogonadism are genetic/metabolic or due to definite acquired cause, but generally speaking unhealthy lifestyle can accelerate process ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
41 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
Idiopathic means: Idiopathic in medicine means that there is no discoverable cause for you developing deficiency of the hormones from the pituitary gland that stimulate ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Common: Hi. Idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism is the most common form of hypogonadism diagnosed in adult men. For reasons we can't identify (i.e., it's ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Only for children: Gnrh is by injection, vey expensive, and only for children -- it wouldn't be appropriate or effective or prescribed for you. Stick with transdermal te ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some ...: Low-T with high-FSH in male infertility suggests "primary" failure of testicular function; but testing LH is useful and more directly related with tes ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
38 years experience in Dermatology
Hypogonadism: No. Acne is actually more common with increased testosterone levels, not decreased levels. In females hypogonadism may lead to menopausal symptoms su ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience in Urology
Yes.: Hypogonadism appears to be common among males who have sarcoidosis. In a 2007 belgian study, male patients with sarcoidosis had significantly lower m ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Lots of overlap: Hypogonadism is medical speak for low testosterone. Symptoms are non-specific. In other words, you might have something else if you're depressed, can' ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Montoya
46 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Not usually: There may be other congenital defects esp central diabetes insipidus.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Get the full story: If you are not experiencing the frequent daily erections and intense ejaculations & emotions that your fellow male teens are, hypogonadism is likely; ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Hypogonadism: Depends on the cause. Usually very treatable with hormone therapy e.g. Testosterone treatment.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Glandulars have been a traditional source of these hormones, but there absorption is not realiable. Check with your doctor or check out acam which is ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
48 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Hypogonadism: It depends upon several factors and your genetic sex. In certain cases administration of hormones can mature your system allowing you to reproduce. ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience in Urology
Yes: Use of exogenous testosterone can, by way of a feedback mechanism, cause atrophy of the testicles and reduction in testicular function.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
No: Your pituitary controls a number of hormones including thyroid, growth, testosterone & estradiol, among others. While growth hormone deficiency won't ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience in Endocrinology
T effect: Low T causes lack of appropriate constriction via pelvic nerves.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Tucker
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Blood tests: For childen, one begins with blood tests for hormone levels including growth hormone.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience in Endocrinology
Highly Unlikely: Clom on hypogonadismid is used for trying to conceive. It raises testosterone slightly but has no real effect
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Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Fertility Specialist: That requires a consultation with a fertility specialist. They would need to look at your testing and first confirm that the diagnosis is correct. The ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
38 years experience in Dermatology
Hypogonadism: There may be some symptoms in younger children but the most obvious changes will be noted at puberty as normal sexual maturation will not occur.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Not Necessarily: Testosterone can actually have a harmful effect. By suppressing your body's own hormones it can lead to very low sperm counts in men.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Nemiro
44 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Yes: After a complete workup to rule out any serious causes of hypogonadism, which are uncommon, there are either oral or injection medications that can st ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Amols
16 years experience in Fertility Medicine
It won't work: Clomid (clomiphene) works by taking advantage of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis. If you have hypohypo then you don't have an intact working h ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Microlithiasis: There is a must read article on the web "www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/testicular-cancer/expert-answers/microlithiosis" I found the article ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Not deficient: Lh deficinecy does not go with menopause; in fact lh levels get very much higher during and after menopause.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Likely: There are gh receptors, igf-1 and gh releasing hormone receptors on the leydig cells. Boys born gh deficient have micro penis often. Their testes don' ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
34 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Depends: It depends upon the cause of the hypogonadism...If its due to excessive exercise you can cut down on your exercise, if its due to being underweight or ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Several: Endocrinologists Some urologists some gynecologists
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Turek
34 years experience in Urology
Not usually: Although both testosterone and growth hormone are stimulated by hormones from the pituitary gland, they are relatively unrelated.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
talk to your doc: The most natural thing to do is to work on weight loss. However if you are symptomatic, your doc could treat you with testosterone replacement now if ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
41 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
Depends: Testosterone for men estrogen+ Progesterone for women.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Cause?: This depends on whether it is primary or secondary. Sometimes removing the cause can help the problem. Depending on the cause, how old you are, and w ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Opioid testosterone: Opioid induced supression of testosterone is common. You will need to be placed on a testosterone supplement (like androgel, testoplex, fortesta). You ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience in Urology
No: A risk factor is anything that increases a person’s chance of developing cancer. Primary hypogonadism or testicular atrophy is not a risk factor for ... Read More
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