What causes abnormally high levels of lh and fsh in men?
- RockfordLv 710 months ago
Primary hypogonadism (low testosterone production) due to a problem with the testes. (Not the pituitary gland)
Examples of conditions affecting the testes, which lead to primary gonadal failure, include:
- inflammation due to infections such as mumps. Did you have post puberty mumps?
-chemotherapy or radiotherapy to the testes
-failure of the testes to descend into the scrotum
-absence of the testes (anorchidism)
-Klinefelter’s syndrome- a genetic condition in which men are born with an extra X chromosome; characterised by tall stature, reduced fertility, and development of breast tissue
-certain types of tumours
-certain types of autoimmune disorders.