What is included in long-term monitoring of patients with hypogonadism?

Updated: Apr 03, 2019
  • Author: Maria G Vogiatzi, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Patients with hypogonadism require lifelong treatment, with the exception of persons with congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (spontaneous recovery having been described in 10-20% of these individuals). Patients with hypogonadism receiving hormone replacement therapy are typically evaluated every 6-12 months. Monitoring may include measurement of testosterone concentrations in males, evaluation of bone mass by dual radiographic absorptiometry, and assessment of cardiovascular risk factors.


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