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Do Teenagers With Hypogonadism Have Learning Difficulties
Gonads refer to egg/sperm producing sexual organs, regardless of gender. Hypogonadism therefore means deficient sexual organ activity, concomitant w/low sex hormones. In women, this is called menopause, while in men, hypogonadism is known as low testosterone. Inadequate sex hormones can lead to decrease in sex drive (libido), decrease in mood (or mood swings), decrease ...Read more
How long does it take to feel the effects of testosterone replacement therapy for a teenager with hypogonadism?
Depends on levels: I usually see improvement by the second or third injection and that tends to correlate largely on serum levels. Depot injection tend to have peak/trough effect versus gels which provide a more "physiological" absorption rate, however my experience with gels in teen age boys have disappointing to say the least ! (added the risk of skin transmission to other children). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Around puberty age: Boys who don't have evidence of puberty by age 13-14 should be evaluated by their doctors. A pediatric endocrinologist can help. If boys are known to have hypogonadism for any reason, they will need testosterone supplementation to go thru puberty. Not infrequently, constitutional delay of puberty may also require a jump start with low dose testosterone for some months. ...Read more
Puberty: If you had hypogonadism as a child you would not go through puberty or only mildly go through it. Men would not grow beards, have strong erections and have small testicles. Women would not ovulate nor produce estrogen thus would not undergo puberty with the associated hair and breast development. If its recent you would loose sex drive gain weight, if so blood tests will prove it. ...Read more
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 having anorexia, counseling and weight gain would help. If its due to something called kallmann's syndrome ( a brain defect) then no.... Speak to your doctor about your cause and see if they have a natural solution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bone loss, ED: There are many symptoms from low testosterone level (ie hypogoandsim). These include hot flashes, irritability, erectile dysfunction, poor sleep, decreased libido (sex-drive) and bone density loss. Many of these symptoms are reversed or halted with appropriate therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypogonadism: Gonads refer to egg/sperm producing sexual organs, regardless of gender. Hypogonadism therefore means deficient sexual organ activity, concomitant w/low sex hormones. In women, this is called menopause, while in men, hypogonadism is known as low testosterone. Inadequate sex hormones can lead to decrease in sex drive (libido), decrease in mood (or mood swings), decrease in energy, cloudy thinking ...Read more
Treated after age 13: Usually boys aren't diagnosed with delayed puberty until they're at least 13. By the time they're 14, with little or no pubertal development, some may need a "jump start" with testosterone. It takes sometimes years to know if a boy is simply delayed or truly hypogonadal unless he has testicular failure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not Usually: Epididymal pain is usually associated with infections, sometimes minor traumas, or other cord issues (varicoceles). I would suggest having yor doctor evaluate it. ...Read more
A learning disorder is defined on the basis of a discrepancy between a person's overall intelligence and accomplishments in a specific area of learning such as reading or mathematics. Imagine someone with an iq of 120 (bright) who, despite adequate exposure to the subject, is reading at a level 2-3 years below age level. The combination of overall capacity and specific ...Read more
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