In the case of hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, Leydig cells are not able to generate enough testosterone. The most common causes are: genetic alterations, systemic diseases such as liver cirrhosis or infectious diseases. It may also be due to alterations in the gonadotropin receptor on the cells or the absence of testes from birth.
Causes of hypogonadotropic hypogonadism
By Cristina Mestre Ferrer BSc, MSc (embryologist), Dra. Jessica García Cataño (gynecologist), Marta Barranquero Gómez (embryologist) and Romina Packan (invitra staff).
Last Update: 01/27/2020