How are hypogonadotropic and hypergonadotropic hypogonadism differentiated?

Updated: Apr 03, 2019
  • Author: Maria G Vogiatzi, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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If hypogonadism is suspected, measurement of serum LH and FSH concentrations can be used to distinguish between hypogonadotropic and hypergonadotropic hypogonadism and guide further evaluation and management. Serum LH and FSH levels are elevated in cases of hypergonadotropic hypogonadism.


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