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Does hypothyroidism lead to hypogonadism or vice-versa?

Does hypothyroidism lead to hypogonadism or vice-versa?

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

Dr. Su Fairchild
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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?

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

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Possible for malnutrition cause hypogonadism?

Possible for malnutrition cause hypogonadism?

Yes: Your body will postpone reproductive function in both men and women with severe malnutrition. Best example of that is girls with anorexia nervosa. ...Read more

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Can hypogonadism cause weight loss if left untreated?

Can hypogonadism cause weight loss if left untreated?

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

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Could hypogonadism cause my polyuria?

Could hypogonadism cause my polyuria?

Hypogonadism: Not likely direct cause but diabetes can cause it. Or other causes of hypogonadism. ...Read more

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What is the cause of hypogonadism?

Several: A genetic gene deletioncausing anterior pituitary failure called Kallmans
Testicle failure
Primary pituitary failure
ovarian failure
these are common causes ...Read more

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What are probable causes of hypogonadism?

Depends.: There is primary and secondary hypogonadism. In men, primary hypogonadism is caused by testicular cancer, trauma, or genetic disorders. Secondary hypogonadism is commonly caused by depression, anxiety, obesity, head trauma, aging, or other chronic diseases. ...Read more

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Can hypogonadism be caused by a varicoecele?

Yes: Varicoceles occupy a portion of the scrotum (sac) and can compression the testis and decrease fertility, libido, etc. This can be due to poor temperature regulation and restriction of blood flow to the testis. ...Read more

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Is hypogonadism caused by steroids use reversible?

Is hypogonadism caused by steroids use reversible?

Hypogonadism: There are many causes of hypogonadism, too numerous to enumerate here. Steroid use very certainly among the causes. ...Read more

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Is secondary hypogonadism caused by anorexia reversible?

Is secondary hypogonadism caused by anorexia reversible?

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

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Does hypogonadism cause polyuria?

Does hypogonadism cause polyuria?

Not usually: There may be other congenital defects esp central diabetes insipidus. ...Read more

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Can damage to testicles cause hypogonadism?

Can damage to testicles cause hypogonadism?

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

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Is it possible for malnutrition cause permanent side effects like hypogonadism?

Is it possible for malnutrition cause permanent side effects like hypogonadism?

All reversible: The hormonal consequences of malnutrition are secondary to your pituitary gland shuting down to slow down or stop hormonal functions that are not necesary for survival like reproduction or growing. As soon as nutrtional status is restored all functions return. ...Read more

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What other treatment options are there for hypogonadism if androgel causes me urinary problems?

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

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Can sleep apnea cause hypogonadism? How long for latter to resolve after former successfully treated?

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

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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

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What are the causes of hypogonadism?

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

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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?

Low T: 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

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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

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Can hypogonadism be caused by varicoecele immobilization/sleep apnea?

Can hypogonadism be caused by varicoecele immobilization/sleep apnea?

Apnea: I regularly check free and total testerone levels on anyone with sleep apnea. My experience has been that in sleep apnea patients, low t is inordinately prevalent, even in men in their 20's. ...Read more

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Would nolvadex (tamoxifen) restore fertility in a man with hypogonadatropic hypogonadism caused by a prolactinoma? If so, how long would it take?

Would nolvadex (tamoxifen) restore fertility in a man with hypogonadatropic hypogonadism caused by a prolactinoma? If so, how long would it take?

Possibly: Nolvadex (tamoxifen) is not a common name. It may be an aromatase inhibitor - like anastrozole.
Prolactinoma is best treated by removing it if large or tablets of bromocriptine / cabergoline.
The urologist determines if is needed as well. ...Read more

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Can hypogonadism cause hot flashes, hair thinning?

Can hypogonadism cause hot flashes, hair thinning?

Yes: In both men and women low sex hormones can cause hot flashes. Hair thinning is more variable. ...Read more

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Diag - idiopathic hypogonadism. Why would dr. Not test for vit. D3 or zinc deficiency in light of studies which suggest these could be the cause?

Internet medicine: Because those are rare and most likely you have no other symptoms that worry your physician all americans are more than not likely to be vitamin d deficient and you should be on a daily vitamin d. But that will not fix your normal male trouble of low testosterone. ...Read more

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Can 1 y of Dr prescribed androgel cause new hypogonadism symptoms after cessation? Fatigue resolved by CPAP not androgel. Now have low libido, gynaecom.

Can 1 y of Dr prescribed androgel cause new hypogonadism symptoms after cessation? Fatigue resolved by CPAP not androgel. Now have low libido, gynaecom.

Hyp[ogonad: If you have been on testosterone and discontinued you are very likely to have a low testosterone now.

Please see your doctor to get a measurement of your testosterone. You may need to go back on it. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Metabolic syndrome: As well as weight gain and alcohol ingestion can all lead to hypogonadism, but that doesn't mean shrinkage of your genitals -- only a reduction in hormonal production and possibly sperm count. Check w/your doctor, lose weight, and stop the alcohol. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Alvin Lin
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Hypogonadism (Definition)

A failure of the gonads, testes in men and ovaries in ...Read more