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What happens if hypogonadism is left untreated?

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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Dr. Alvin Lin
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Hypogonadism (Definition)

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


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Can hypogonadism cause weight loss if left untreated?

Can hypogonadism cause weight loss if left untreated?

No: Hypogonadism causing low testosterone levels can lead to decreased muscle mass if it is severe but I am not aware of it being a cause of significant weight loss. Diagnosing hypogonadism is often difficult but testosterone replacement usually only helps in moderate to severe cases so if you are unsure of the diagnosis you should consult with an endocrinologist if you haven't done so ...Read more

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Can taking loads of amphetamine (speed) years ago hav caused my primary hypogonadism,left wit ED, numb scrotum,penis no sensitivity, can I be helped ?

Can taking loads of amphetamine (speed) years ago hav caused my primary hypogonadism,left wit ED, numb scrotum,penis no sensitivity, can I be helped ?

Vascular or nerve: injury is most likely responsible for the numbness in the scrotum and penis and ED. Chronic hypertension and diabetes both cause blood vessel injury and nerve numbness. Spinal injury can also cause numbness. Marihuana and heroin are known to cause hypogonadism. No reports on speed, other than it's affect on blood pressure and acutely, strokes. You need a full eval before treatment suggestions. ...Read more

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I have hypogonadism and feminine body. I remember once my left testis moved to an undescended position in the groin. Could it be ovotestis?

No: Ovotestes don't tend to descend during fetal life. Genital development would also be abnormal in a male newborn. Hypogonadism has many causes. An endocrinologist should be involved in diagnosing the cause. ...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 wont 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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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 wont 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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