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Will hypopituitarism cause infertility in either a male or female child eventually?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Most cases of hypopitiuitarism do not involve the cells that produce puberty signals.
Only by measuring puberty hormone levels during the first 3 months of life or around puberty that fertility state can be assessed. A genetic test can also help if it is feasible.

In brief: No

Most cases of hypopitiuitarism do not involve the cells that produce puberty signals.
Only by measuring puberty hormone levels during the first 3 months of life or around puberty that fertility state can be assessed. A genetic test can also help if it is feasible.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes requires treatment.

In brief: Yes

Yes requires treatment.
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
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Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Hypopituitarism is caused by deficiency of one or more of the 8 hormones.
Infertility is caused in both male/female if one of the hormones that helps maintain fertility is deficient.

In brief: Yes

Hypopituitarism is caused by deficiency of one or more of the 8 hormones.
Infertility is caused in both male/female if one of the hormones that helps maintain fertility is deficient.
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
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In brief: Yes

True hypopituitarism may prevent development of the reproductive organs in the first place.
It may, however, be treatable with hormone replacements.

In brief: Yes

True hypopituitarism may prevent development of the reproductive organs in the first place.
It may, however, be treatable with hormone replacements.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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