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Old 10-18-2010, 12:25 PM   #1
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Pitutary Gland is not producing

I have very low testostorone levels. I have seen a endo dr., had an mri (all looked ok), but my pituitary gland is pretty much shut down. I have done steroids and HGH, but months afterward and testing, nothing has come back. This dr. just pretty much told me I didnt have many options, except to take Testostorone. Is this my only option?

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Old 10-18-2010, 03:14 PM   #2
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Re: Pitutary Gland is not producing

If your pituitary isn't working, you'll need more hormones than just testostorone. My pit. doesn't work due to a tumor and I replace thyroid, cortisol, estrogen, growth hormone, and take ddavp for diabetes insipidus. I'm not saying you would have to replace all these, but I would get more tests and maybe a new endo. Unless you're lucky enough to get pit. function back, then yes you'll have to have long term replacement.

Old 11-27-2010, 12:02 AM   #3
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Re: Pitutary Gland is not producing

yes if u dont have a craniophryangioma ur okay, there is hope when my tumor was removed i had no testostrone production and years later im now starting to produce some of my own. you will start off on a once a month 100mg shot in the butt, or patches that are applied daily. i perfer the shot becuz those patches hurt when they come off, really good adhesive lol. once u reach 18 talk to ur doc to up ur testostrone dos to 400mg a month that is what a normal adult male produces.

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