Abnormal testicular function in men with primary hypothyroidism.

  title={Abnormal testicular function in men with primary hypothyroidism.},
  author={Jacobo Wortsman and William K Rosner and Maria L. Dufau},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={82 2},
Myxedema in men is thought to cause infertility and impotence. Testicular function was investigated in eight consecutive men with primary hypothyroidism (autoimmune thyroiditis in five patients and amiodarone therapy in three patients). All had impotence that preceded the onset of hypothyroidism and did not improve with thyroid therapy. Gonadal function tests showed a hypergonadotropic state in five patients and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism in three patients including one with no response to… CONTINUE READING
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