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Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism

  • Alternative Names

    Gonadotropin deficiency; Secondary hypogonadism; Kallmann syndrome


    Treatment

    Treatment depends on the source of the problem but may involve:

    • Injections of testosterone
    • Slow-release testosterone skin patch
    • Estrogen and progesterone pills
    • GnRH injections
    • Testosterone gels

    Support Groups


    Expectations (prognosis)

    With the right hormone treatment, the person can begin puberty and fertility may be restored.


    Complications
    • Delayed puberty
    • Infertility
    • Low self-esteem due to late start of puberty (emotional support may be helpful)

    Calling your health care provider

    Call your health care provider if your child does not enter puberty as expected.