Which physical findings of the genitalia are characteristic of hypogonadism in males?

Updated: Apr 03, 2019
  • Author: Maria G Vogiatzi, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Examining the genitalia for hypospadias is the next important step. Check the scrotum to see if it is completely fused. (Hypospadias is usually not related to an endocrine abnormality, but it may be seen in disorders associated with a testosterone biosynthesis defect, partial androgen insensitivity syndrome, or a defect in testicular determination.) Finally, evaluate the extent of virilization.


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