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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
Contact your healthcare provider if:
- Your symptoms get worse.
- You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.
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 to 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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