How is Hypogonadism Diagnosed?
Your doctor will conduct a physical exam during which they will note your sexual development such as your pubic hair, muscle mass and size of your testes, is consistent with your age. Your doctor may test your blood level of testosterone if you have any of the signs or symptoms of hypogonadism.
Early detection in boys can help prevent problems from delayed puberty. Early diagnosis and treatment in men offer better protection against osteoporosis and other related conditions.
Doctors base a diagnosis of hypogonadism on symptoms, through the medical examination and specialized questionnaires, and results of blood tests that measure testosterone levels. Because testosterone levels vary and are generally highest in the morning, blood testing is usually done early in the day, near 8 a.m.
If tests confirm you have low testosterone, further testing can determine if a testicular disorder or a pituitary abnormality is the cause. Based on specific signs and symptoms, additional tests can pinpoint the cause. These studies may include:
Testosterone testing also plays an important role in managing hypogonadism. This helps your doctor determine the right dosage of medication, both initially and over time.
I might be suffering from low testosterone, what should I do next?
If you suffer from symptoms of low-testosterone, we advise you to see a specialist Urologist/Andrologist.
Our doctors extensive experience diagnosing and treating hypogonadism as well as associated health issues such as erectile dysfunction or sub-fertility. During the consultation your doctor will examine you and your medical history thoroughly, establish a tailored diagnosis and help you to choose the optimum treatment option to restore your testosterone levels to normal.