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Hypogonadism

AMBULATORY CARE:

Hypogonadism

is a syndrome that is also called androgen deficiency. When you have hypogonadism, your body does not make enough testosterone.

Common signs and symptoms include:

  • Decrease in the number of times you have an erection
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Decreased libido
  • Testes that are small or getting smaller
  • Decreased pubic hair
  • Increased sweating and hot flashes
  • Increase in breast size and body fat
  • Decrease in muscle mass and physical activity tolerance

Call your doctor if:

  • Your symptoms get worse.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

Treatment

depends on the cause of your hypogonadism. You may need any of the following:

  • Medicines may be needed to replace the testosterone hormone in your body. Your healthcare provider may also tell you to stop taking certain medicines.
  • Surgery or radiation therapy may help correct a problem with the pituitary gland.

Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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