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I have idiopathic primary central hypogonadism. My LH and FSH levels do not elevate even in the presence of low total and low free testosterone. I am uncertain if this is going to be permanent? I am 23 years old now and have had multiple trials off synthetic testosterone. Two of which were 4 months and neither duration of synthetic testosterone cessation improved my FSH and LH levels. Total testosterone dropped around 300 ng/dL lower without testosterone replacement therapy medication. I have a lot of testes atrophy and regularly see an endocrinologist doctor for my hormones. My doctor said I will have to see a urologist and stop testosterone medication if I ever wish to attempt to have children. I am uncertain when I will want to have children, if ever. I am saddened that the needed testosterone medications may render me permanently infertile from atrophying my testes. My testes are already very low in volume, and it seems likely that I will most likely become sterile sadly.


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replied November 23rd, 2018
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Gland Disorders Answer A64616
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Central hypogonadism is usually permanent.
You should continue hormone replacement and shouldn't be much concerned about it.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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