Anonymous asked in HealthMen's Health · 10 months ago

What causes abnormally high levels of lh and fsh in men?

1 Answer

  • 10 months ago

    Primary hypogonadism (low testosterone production) due to a problem with the testes. (Not the pituitary gland)

    Examples of conditions affecting the testes, which lead to primary gonadal failure, include:

    - inflammation due to infections such as mumps.  Did you have post puberty mumps?

     -chemotherapy or radiotherapy to the testes

    -failure of the testes to descend into the scrotum

    -absence of the testes (anorchidism) 

    -Klinefelter’s syndrome- a genetic condition in which men are born with an extra X chromosome; characterised by tall stature, reduced fertility, and development of breast tissue 

    -certain types of tumours

    -certain types of autoimmune disorders.

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