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Low Testosterone And PCOS

Premier Endocrinology

Endocrinologists located in St. Cloud, FL & Kissimmee, FL

Low testosterone (hypogonadism) and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are some of the leading hormonal issues that affect male and female patients of Premier Endocrinology in Florida. With their expertise in hormonal disorders, Theresa Fynn, MD, in St. Cloud and Kwame Ntim, MD, in Kissimmee, can help diagnose and treat issues related to sex hormone imbalances. You can schedule your evaluation at the location nearest you over the phone or with the online scheduling feature.

Low Testosterone and PCOS Q & A

What causes low testosterone?

Low testosterone, medically known as hypogonadism, occurs when your testes don’t produce enough testosterone. In some cases, your body might not be producing adequate amounts of sperm either. Hypogonadism occurs because of:

  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Pituitary gland disorders
  • A family history of low testosterone
  • Infection or injury to testes

If left untreated, low testosterone can lead to infertility, erectile dysfunction, and a decrease in lean muscle mass, among other issues.

How is low testosterone treated?

Dr. Fynn and Dr. Ntim perform thorough evaluations to determine any underlying issues that may be interrupting your testosterone production. Once they better understand what’s causing your low testosterone levels, your treatment plan can include hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to replenish your testosterone levels, or pituitary hormones to stimulate sperm production.

In some cases, Dr. Fynn and Dr. Ntim can even work to restore your fertility or help with assisted reproduction if you’re planning on having children. If your case of hypogonadism stems from a pituitary tumor, the team at Premier Endocrinology partners with skilled neurosurgeons if you need to have the tumor removed.

What causes polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) often stems from an excessively high level of testosterone in women. While women need some testosterone, too much leads to abnormalities such as ovarian cysts, acne, facial hair, and male-pattern baldness, to name a few. In many cases, PCOS stems from:

  • Obesity or being overweight
  • A family history of PCOS
  • Excess androgen production

Without proper treatment, PCOS can lead to infertility, type 2 diabetes, and abnormal uterine bleeding.

How is PCOS treated?

With their proven track record of effective polycystic ovarian syndrome treatments, you can feel confident that Dr. Fynn and Dr. Ntim and their specialized team can help you. Common treatments for PCOS include:

  • Birth control pills
  • Progestin therapy
  • Weight loss counseling
  • Insulin-improving medications

Because treating PCOS involves stabilizing your hormone levels, the team may need to combine medications and change dosages, based on how you’re responding to treatment.

Before living another day with low testosterone or PCOS, schedule an evaluation at Premier Endocrinology to see what the team can do for you. Book your visit at either location online or over the phone.