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Can you tell me about hypogonadotropic hypogonadism?

Can you tell me about hypogonadotropic 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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Hypogonadism (Definition)

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


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Idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism is what?

Idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism is what?

Idiopathic means: Idiopathic in medicine means that there is no discoverable cause for you developing deficiency of the hormones from the pituitary gland that stimulate the gonads, they are called lh and fsh. If you develop deficiencies at a later age you do have to be investigated by an endocrinologist because all causes have to be excluded to be called idiopathic. ...Read more

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Idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, what is this?

Idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, what is this?

Common: Hi. Idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism is the most common form of hypogonadism diagnosed in adult men. For reasons we can't identify (i.e., it's idiopathic), the hypothalamus and/or pituitary fail to make LH & FSH adequately (i.e., hypogonadotropic) to drive the testicles normally, and as a result, testosterone is low (i.e., hypogonadism). ...Read more

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Endocrinologist: is hh commonly used as an abbreviation for hypogonadotropic hypogonadism? Was under the impression that it was.

Endocrinologist: is hh commonly used as an abbreviation for hypogonadotropic hypogonadism? Was under the impression that it was.

Hh: Though some may understand this but it is not an accepted abbreviation when used out of context if DX with this make sure that it is functional with no structural problems like pitutary tx, infiltrative disorders like hemochromatosis, trauma etc. ...Read more

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What to do about hypogonadotropic hypogonadism & clomid (clomiphene)?

What to do about hypogonadotropic hypogonadism & clomid (clomiphene)?

It won't work: Clomid (clomiphene) works by taking advantage of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis. If you have hypohypo then you don't have an intact working hypothalamic-pituiary-ovarian axis and the clomid (clomiphene) won't work. clomid (clomiphene) works by tricking the brain that there is low estrogen levels, but if you have HPO axis issues you have low estrogen levels. So clomid (clomiphene) can't work since the levels are already low. ...Read more

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Friend is 23 old he is on hypogonadotropic hypogonadism and he end up with small size of penis he lives in saudi arabia is there is treatment in usa?

Yes: He needs an endocrinologist to either give him pituitary hormones or testosterone if he is not yet fully developed. There likely is someone in saudi arabia that could help. ...Read more

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Hi , I am 24 yesars of age , I do have hypogonadotropic hypogonadism , doctor declares me in fertile is their any treatment for this .... Help me?

Yes: If you truly have hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (low lh/fsh ; low testosterone), depending on the cause there are treatments that can induce increased sperm production such as pulsatile luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (lhrh) via a pump or, more commonly, with a schedule of injections of human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) and follicle-stimulating hormone (fsh). ...Read more