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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...

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...

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

No. Never heard of hh as abbreviation for it but every doctor may use terms differently. Read more...
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...
Wrong Impression. These days we discourage the use of abbreviations as they can easily be misunderstood hh can stand for many like head to head happy happy hiatus hernia hip hop hard of hearing high heat and most of the time in medical field often Hemoglobin and hematocrit And not Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism. Read more...

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...

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...

I have severe hypogonadotropic hypogonadism with very low testosterone levels caused by pituitary adenoma (prolactin). Is fertility still a possibility or not?

Yes. Once your prolactin is closer to normal with medication, the hormones related to testosterone and sperm production should improve, allowing you to become fertile. This may take a few months. Occasionally, surgical removal of a macroadenoma that does not respond to medical treatment may be needed. Treatment with HCG and hmg should also work if needed. Read more...
Yes. Hyperprolactinemia is a common cause of infertility in males and often a reversible and treatable cause with either medication or surgery. As you have mentioned, often related to a pituitary adenoma and associated with low testosterone. The presence and degree of infertilty is best assessed by obtaining a semen analysis. Read more...
Yes. Medication, surgery, or even radiation. Medication sometimes fails and surgery can lead to other issues and even affect vision. Some of these tumors are not resectable fully with out causing issue(s). Once the lesion is controlled, the key is having the situation reviewed by your endocrinologist to see what needs to be done to allow normal fertility. Read more...