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    Got my MRI back.. I have something called" empty sella syndrome"

    Anyone know anything about this? I got an MRI last week, findings showed that I have a prominently flattened Pituitary gland and possible empty sella syndrome. What does this mean? Doctor didnt give any suggestions, just said it isn't anything serious
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    Need Help- Low Testosterone

    Hi Everyone, I hope all doing well. I am 31 years old Male living in Canada. I always had many symptoms all my life and after many trips to doctor i was able to do blood test, Mri of pituitary & adrenal gland. Following are my results **SYPMTOMS:** •Headches, Pain behind eyes, Neck & Shoulder...
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    Ambiguous blood serum levels. Something else needs to be looked at?

    Maybe someone here can advise me on where and how to proceed next. Perhaps there is some obscure hormone level or something else that the doctors have neglected to test for that would unlock the mystery of my condition. I am in despair that I will ever get an answer, much less any treatment. I...
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    Secondary Hypogonadism - Data On The Causes? Prevalence of Pituitary Lesions?

    I often find myself giving advise to guys who are started on TRT who have not had any sort of thoughtful evaluation of the etiology of their hypogonadism. The question comes up of whether or not to recommend an MRI of the pituitary. As someone whose hypogonadism may be due to a pituitary...
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    My Personal Account Of My Becoming A Member of The "TRT Community."

    A TRT Community Member’s Typical, but Difficult Journey
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    Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone?

    Does TRT have any affect on Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone? Kind of an obscure question, I know. I have a chronic illness that the doc is trying to help me navigate and cure. I won’t bore you with long details, but there was concern that my MSH was very low. Being a hormone derived from the...
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    Pituitary restart while on TRT: promising initial results with GnRH plus enclomiphene

    TL;DR: Over a period of seven weeks, treatment with GnRH and enclomiphene raised LH and FSH from around 0.1 mIU/mL to about 1.0 mIU/mL, even though TRT and hCG dosing were continued. Subjective results have been encouraging. I had written previously on the subject of GnRH suppression on TRT...
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    Endocrinologist in New York ?

    I was wondering if anyone can recommend an Endocrinologist in the New York City area. Specifically to treat thyroid issues. Thank you
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    Pituitary microadenoma question.

    Hey guys it’s really hard to find any clear answers about micro adenomas online. I have a 3mm microadenoma on my adenohypophysis. It also says my pituitary is of normal size and contour. Could that be causing low hormones since that is the part of the pituitary that controls lh-fsh-tsh-atch. Or...
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    ... a low testosterone level in the bloodstream might result from 2 factors. Most of the testosterone in men is produced by the Leydig cells situated in the testes. This process takes place using the luteinizing hormone (LH) from the pituitary gland. The LH is also strictly linked to the...
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    Short Course: Pathology of the Endocrine Module (Axis)

    https://www.uthsc.edu/endocrinology/documents/ch08-syllabus-Childress.pdf This 2010 course intended for UT health sciences students of Dale Childress MD is a decent reference material and a fairly easy read for the advanced layman. excerpt: 'Both neural input from the central nervous system...
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    Young Males with hormonal Issues

    Hey guys, I am new to this forum but will be needing some guidance while I figure out my hormonal issues. I have been on Testosterone and thyroid since I was 17. I was diagnosed with hypogonadism and Hypo-Thyroid. It has been a long road of every doctor telling me something different. I am...
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