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What should I ask my doctor about hypogonadism ]?

Be prepared. Know what you want to ask before you head to your doctor's office.


Questions to ask your doctor
  • Do I have a medical condition that could cause low testosterone levels?
  • How can we determine if my symptoms are caused by hypogonadism (Low Testosterone) or another condition?
  • Considering my symptoms and my conditions, should I get the blood tests for hypogonadism?
  • What are the blood tests I will need to determine if I have hypogonadism?
  • What are all of the medical treatment options available if I have hypogonadism?
  • How do I know if one is right for me?
  • What is the difference between all of the different testosterone replacement therapies and how do I know if one is right for me?
  • If I have hypogonadism, what happens if I don’t treat it?
  • How does my diet and fitness affect my testosterone levels?

Of course, these are just suggestions. If you have more specific questions, be sure to add them to your list.

Download Questions to Ask Your Doctor

One-on-one time with your doctor may be limited. Sometimes it could just be a few minutes. That's why this list can help you prepare for your appointment and remember some of the important questions.

Simply print this list out and take it with you. And if there are more questions you would like to ask, be sure to add them to the list.

Just remember, only your doctor can properly assess your medical history and symptoms, determine if you should get the testosterone blood tests, and come to a diagnosis. So be open and honest with him. Let him know about all your health conditions and your symptoms, and how long you've been experiencing them. Be sure to tell him about any prescription or over-the-counter medications or vitamin supplements you're taking. All of this information can only help your doctor decide what's right for you.

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Erectile dysfunction (ED): The inability to achieve or sustain an erection for sexual intercourse.

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Hematocrit: The proportion of your total blood volume that is composed of red blood cells.

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Hormone: A chemical substance made in one part of the body that travels through the bloodstream and affects cells and tissues in another part of the body by increasing or decreasing its functional activity.

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Hypogonadism: The medical condition, sometimes known as Low Testosterone, can be caused by certain medical conditions. It can occur when the body doesn't make enough testosterone because of a problem with the testes and/or parts of the brain that regulate the testes.

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Hypothalamus: The area of the brain that controls a large number of normal functions throughout the body. The hypothalamus also regulates the functions of the pituitary gland by directing the pituitary to stop or start production of its hormones.

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Pituitary gland: An endocrine gland suspended beneath the brain that produces hormones that control other glands and many body functions, including growth, reproduction, and other metabolic activities.

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Prostate-specific antigen (PSA): A protein that is produced by the prostate. High PSA levels may be a sign of certain prostate conditions, such as an enlarged prostate, prostate infection, or prostate cancer.

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Testes: The male reproductive organs located in the scrotum. They produce sperm and the male hormone testosterone.

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Testosterone: A hormone involved in the development of male sex organs. It's one of the most important male sex hormones. Testosterone increases body and facial hair, deepens the voice, is involved in sperm cell production, and influences sexual desire and function.