Hypogonadism

Hypogonadism 2016-12-27T12:22:12+00:00

Hypogonadism refers to a condition in men who do not produce enough testosterone. Hypogonadism can occur in utero, puberty or adulthood. Testicular failure and dysfunctions of the pituitary gland or hypothalamus can cause hypogonadism.

Other Causes

  • Klinefelter syndrome
  • Undescended testicles
  • Mumps orchitis
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Testicle injury
  • Cancer treatment
  • Kallmann syndrome
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Inflammatory disease
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Medications
  • Excess weight
  • Advanced age

Symptoms

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Infertility
  • Decrease in facial and body hair
  • Development of breast tissue
  • Osteoporosis (loss in bone mass)
  • Lack of energy
  • Low sex drive
  • Difficulty concentrating

Diagnosis

  • Physical exam
  • Blood Test
  • Hormones
  • Genetics
  • Semen analysis

Medical Therapy

  • Pituitary hormones- to stimulate sperm production
  • Intracytoplasmic sperm insemination (ICSI)
  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI)


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