Signs and Symptoms
In children who have not reached puberty, hypogonadism causes no symptoms. In adolescents, it can delay or prevent sexual development.
Adult women with the condition may stop menstruating or develop infertility, loss of libido, vaginal dryness and hot flashes. Prolonged periods of hypogonadism can cause osteoporosis.
Men with the condition may experience loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, hot flashes, breast growth and infertility.
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