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Can Hypothyroidism Cause Hypogonadism
Usually neither: Unless you have a pituitary or head injury causing your hormonal deficiencies, hypothyroidism and hypogonadism are usually separate and unrelated. People with one of these deficiencies may be statistically more likely to develop another deficiency, but it is a small likelyhood. Very low thyroid levels, untreated, can lead to deficiencies in other hormone levels, which normalize w/thyroid replaceme. ...Read more
TSH level 5.47 & total testosterone 245. LH is 2 & FSH is 1. Secondary hypogonadism & hypothyroidism. I'm 31 my dr suggested synthroid, (thyroxine) TRT. Yes or no?
Yes: I would recommend Armour or Nature's Thyroid over Synthyroid. Synthyroid is a synthetic the others are natural. Definitely would recommend testosterone using a bio-identical. Pellet therapy preferably because will last for 4-6 months and give superior levels. Can get more info at BioTe. Com and find a Dr. In your area that can help and is well trained. ...Read more
No: Hypogonadism causing low testosterone levels can lead to decreased muscle mass if it is severe but I am not aware of it being a cause of significant weight loss. Diagnosing hypogonadism is often difficult but testosterone replacement usually only helps in moderate to severe cases so if you are unsure of the diagnosis you should consult with an endocrinologist if you haven't done so ...Read more
Hypogonadism: About 50% of women who lose their regular cycles due to excess stress, exercise or an eating disorder when weight is regained. If your serum leptin level is low, it is a good sign that this could be a factor. If the LH and FSH levels are low, most physicians will check an MRI to insure that your absent periods are in fact due to the anorexia. ...Read more
Yes: Any type of serious damage or injury to the testicles can result in hypogonadism. The injury or trauma may be minimal but the testes are very sensitive to sustaining injury. The loss of testosterone may be temporary or permanent depending on several factors such as age of the patient, type of injury, and patient comorbidities. ...Read more
All are same. . .: Testosterone replacement manufacturers will hate me for writing this but they're all the same. It's just a matter of branding, like chevy vs dodge vs ford. You pick one you can afford (that's important!) & which you like (gel vs patch vs gum vs shot etc) & which you gives you best results. Some folks like viper over corvette but they're both pretty fast to me. Side effects are all similar, too. ...Read more
Can sleep apnea cause hypogonadism? How long for latter to resolve after former successfully treated?
Other way around. ..: Sleep apnea and other forms of poor sleep don't directly cause hypogonadism, although obesity (linked to sleep apnea) is correlated w/low T b/c excess Estradiol (from obesity) leads to less Free T. That's why we often recommend exercise & weight loss to treat low T. OTOH, TRT can aggravate sleep apnea so sleep should be monitored if you have OSA or are at risk. ...Read more
Can primary hypogonadism be resolved? A stunt which involvd my private part and a hoover 7yrs back caused this. Thinking how to reverse 1side atrophy.
Urologist: If you had trauma to the testicles, you need to see a urologist, who is a surgeon who works on these issues. If one testicle is damaged, the other one can normally do the job of 2 and you will not be hypogonadal, but first you need to be evaluated. ...Read more
Several: Impossible to really go into all of them. Essentially, 2 main ways: either through primary testicular failure where testes are unable to function, or, secondary gonadal failure which results from pituitary/hypothalamic inability to stimulate testes. Anatomical defects, trauma, genetics, etc. Can cause either. ...Read more
TotalT 200ng\dl. Drs agree I have hypogonadism. Investigating the cause. My sister has cushing-like external features. What could I ask a Dr to look for?
Your doctor surely took your history, examined you and ordered appropriate labs.
The exam and labs should identify the cause and proceed to management with regular follow up. ...Read more
Testosterone 200ng/dl in all my tests for pas 8 years. SHBG always below 14nmol/l.Can low SHBG be the cause of my hypogonadism? Can I fix it?
My husband has primary hypogonadism Due to gynocemastia removed at 18, Klinefelter's is likely the cause. Can we have a baby of our own with IVF/ICSI?
Confusing question: If he is Klinefelters, both his hypogonadism and gynecomastia are part of that condition, which can be confirmed by chromosome test. The vast majority of these men are sterile by their mid 20's as the testis do not produce fertile sperm. If he were to be a mosaic, with not all cells affected, he might be fertile, and a fertility clinic or urologist could assess this possibility. ...Read more
Would nolvadex (tamoxifen) restore fertility in a man with hypogonadatropic hypogonadism caused by a prolactinoma? If so, how long would it take?
Can primary hypogonadism and sudden testicular atrophy cause brain atrophy? Are the two conditions related in any way?
No: You'd thinks so sometimes, but there's no relation. ...Read more
Can 1 y of Dr prescribed androgel cause new hypogonadism symptoms after cessation? Fatigue resolved by CPAP not androgel. Now have low libido, gynaecom.
I took prescribed oxycontin for 2yrs, diagnosed with hypogonadism w/unspecified cause, could this be opioid painkiller induced androgen deficiency?
Definitely: That would be a likely cause for your problem, but other possibilities need to be checked out. ...Read more
Can metabolic syndrome cause hypogonadism. Is it reversible? I have been drinking 6-8 cans of beer 3d/week for six years. My genitals seem smaller.
Likely that severe hypogonadotropic hypogonadism has other causes than just prolactinoma if cabergoline fails to normalize testosterone levels?
Yes: If a pituitary growth is big (2 cm), and the initial prolactin wasn't very high, then the growth is most likely not a prolacatinoma. This non-functioning growth can "take up normal space" in the pituitary and physically suppress the hormones that control testosterone production and release. How big is your tumor and what was the original prolactin level? ...Read more
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