Which test is performed to distinguish between hypogonadotropic and hypergonadotropic hypogonadism?

Updated: Apr 03, 2019
  • Author: Maria G Vogiatzi, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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LH and FSH can be used to distinguish between hypogonadotropic and hypergonadotropic hypogonadism and guide further evaluation and management in both males and females. Hypergonadotropic hypogonadism indicates a primary gonadal defect (congenital or acquired), while hypogonadotropic hypogonadism suggests a hypothalamic/pituitary process (congenital or acquired).


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