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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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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart ...Read more


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TSH level 5.47 & total testosterone 245. LH is 2 & FSH is 1. Secondary hypogonadism & hypothyroidism. im 31 my dr suggested synthroid, TRT. yes or no?

TSH level 5.47 & total testosterone 245. LH is 2 & FSH is 1. Secondary hypogonadism & hypothyroidism. im 31 my dr suggested synthroid, 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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What is the cause of hypogonadism?

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Underactive Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3. An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in ...Read more


Dr. Alvin Lin
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Hypogonadism (Definition)

Hypogonadism is a medical condition in which the gonads (ovaries in women, testes in men) do not function properly. Individuals with hypogonadism do not have enough sex hormones and ...Read more