What is the role of testosterone priming in the management of hypogonadism?

Updated: Apr 03, 2019
  • Author: Maria G Vogiatzi, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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In prepubertal males with delayed puberty, priming with testosterone (usually testosterone enanthate 50 mg IM monthly for a total of 3 months) may lead to puberty initiation and help in the differential diagnosis of hypogonadotropic hypogonadism.


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