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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.?

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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Hypogonadism (Definition)

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

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

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What happens if hypogonadism is left untreated?

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: Hypogonadism?

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

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At what age will symptoms of hypogonadism manifest in men?

At what age will symptoms of hypogonadism manifest in men?

Typically 40s & olde: 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. ...Read more

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How is hypogonadism typically treated in a 30 year old male?

Opioids and low T: In response, Methadone can suppress the pituitary's gonadotropins which would then decrease testicular production of testosterone. Decreased libido, some breast development, and mood changes otherwise can happen. Treatment may include supplementing with testosterone. But, decreasing Methadone or using Buprenorphine instead may also help per what I understand. See endocrine and addiction specialist. ...Read more

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Secondary hypogonadism undiagnosed for 28 years, what to do?

Secondary hypogonadism undiagnosed for 28 years, what to do?

Treat it: Hi. Are we missing something? Treat it! I must assume at 45 you're not striving for fertility. Ergo, take your testosterone. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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What is the age in which hypogonadism in males needs to be taken seriously?

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 more

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What to do if I'm 26 and have been diagnosed with hypogonadism now can this be fixed?

Hormone replacement: First find out what type you have, do u have a sense of smell if not you have Kallmns syndrome. Interesting to know but the treatment is same. Hormones have to be replaced if you are male testosterone injections, patches and gels are available plus LH shots if required all increase test.
If female estrogen via patch. ...Read more

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I was wondering how many of the symptoms for hypogonadism should be present for it to be a real concern. I am 32 years old?

Not the number: It’s up to you. Only you can decide when to seek treatment for hypogonadism. Even one symptom, if Severe enough, would cause many patients to seek evaluation and treatment. Common symptoms include fatigue, depression, infertility, erectile dysfunction and decreased vitality in general. Many men find that just one of these symptoms are enough to seek treatment. It’s up to you! ...Read more