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Dr. Alvin Lin
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Hypogonadism (Overview)

A failure of the gonads, testes in men and ovaries in women, to function properly.


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What are the kinds of things you can do to avoid hypogonadism?

What are the kinds of things you can do to avoid hypogonadism?

Different in kids: In pediatrics hypogonadism is not a matter of lifestyle intervention. Children presenting with hypogonadism can be born with it or it can be acquired as a result of gonadal injury from trauma or forms of chemotherapy/radiation. However, we see kids with delayed puberty who are not necessarily hypogonadal, but "late bloomers." a doctor would need to determine this. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Lin
373 Doctors shared insights

Hypogonadism (Overview)

A failure of the gonads, testes in men and ovaries in women, to function properly.


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Adult-onset hypogonadotropic hypogonadism--how does gnrh therapy differ from normal testosterone therapy? Which therapy is best for 42 year old male?

Adult-onset hypogonadotropic hypogonadism--how does gnrh therapy differ from normal testosterone therapy? Which therapy is best for 42 year old male?

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 testosterone. Hopefully, you've had your undescended testicle fixed early in childhood, as they can become cancerous of not brought down surgically early in life. If it's still undescended, see you doctor soon. ...Read more

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Is acne a symptom of hypogonadism?

Is acne a symptom of hypogonadism?

Hypogonadism: No. Acne is actually more common with increased testosterone levels, not decreased levels. In females hypogonadism may lead to menopausal symptoms such as vaginal dryness and hot flashes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hypogonadism?

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't think straight, no interest in sex, loss of erectile function, loss of muscle mass, increase in fat, etc. While this can occur in younger men, this constellation of symptoms increases in frequency in our 40s and older. So ask your doctor for testin. ...Read more

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I am 26 and have been diagnosed with hypogonadism. How can this be fixed?

I am 26 and have been diagnosed with hypogonadism. How can this be fixed?

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. Treatment depends on the cause, so you have to first get a more detailed diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do you test for hypogonadism in small boy?

How do you test for hypogonadism in small boy?

Blood tests: For childen, one begins with blood tests for hormone levels including growth hormone. ...Read more

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Hey im 22. And I was needing to know if my hypogonadism is reversible or not, based on my test results.?

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. Then the cause should be identified if possible. And only then can that question really be answered. And in the meantime you need treatment to prevent symptoms, bone weakening, and heart disease. ...Read more

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What is the youngest a male could know that he has hypogonadism?

What is the youngest a male could know that he has hypogonadism?

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. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to treat hypogonadism?

Are there natural ways to treat hypogonadism?

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 more

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How is hypogonadism treated?

Hypogonadism: Lots of variables: male vs. Female? Child or teen vs. Adult? Female seeking conception or no? ...Read more

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If I have secondary hypogonadism from bring overweight will my doctor tell me to lose weight before treating me or treat me while I loss weight?

If I have secondary hypogonadism from bring overweight will my doctor tell me to lose weight before treating me or treat me while I loss weight?

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 he/she thinks that you are an appropriate candidate. ...Read more

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What are the cures for hypogonadism?

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 whether fertility is desired, treatment options may include testosterone replacement or hormones to stimulate testicular function if possible and fertility is desired. ...Read more

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What is hypogonadism?

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. Men will have low testosterone thus won't shave much if at all, height and weight is altered as well. Females will lack estrogen thus not go into puberty as the men.
These are all bypass able with hormone therapy ...Read more

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Can hypogonadism be cured?

Depends.: Depends on if it is primary or secondary hypogonadism. ...Read more

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How is hypogonadism treated?

Hypogonadism: Lots of variables: male vs. Female? Child or teen vs. Adult? Female seeking conception or no? ...Read more

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What is hypogonadism really?

What is hypogonadism really?

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. Men will have low testosterone thus won't shave much if at all, height and weight is altered as well. Females will lack estrogen thus not go into puberty as the men.
These are all bypass able with hormone therapy ...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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Secondary hypogonadism be treated?

Secondary hypogonadism be treated?

Yes, definitely.: Initially, treatment should consist of Clomiphene citrate or HCG to improve testosterone levels. Then, actually concurrently, the cause of the secondary hypogonadism should be investigated (depression, obesity, head trauma, aging, for example) and treated accordingly. ...Read more

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What are the cures for hypogonadism?

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 whether fertility is desired, treatment options may include testosterone replacement or hormones to stimulate testicular function if possible and fertility is desired. ...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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How do I know if I have hypogonadism?

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

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What are the symptoms of hypogonadism?

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't think straight, no interest in sex, loss of erectile function, loss of muscle mass, increase in fat, etc. While this can occur in younger men, this constellation of symptoms increases in frequency in our 40s and older. So ask your doctor for testin. ...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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Do you know anything about "hypogonadism?

Hypogonadism: I have conductive extensive research on the subject. One of my medical students is currently putting the finishing touches on a ground-breaking paper on this subject. Until it is accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal it is merely heresay. That is my official statement on the matter. Sorry. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to treat hypogonadism?

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 more