Also known as: gonad disorders, disorders of the gonads, disorders of the testes
What are gonadal disorders?
Medical conditions that impact the gonads, or testes, of men are known as gonadal disorders. In women, the ovaries are also considered gonads. They can cause complications such as infertility, sexual dysfunction or low testosterone.
What causes gonadal disorders?
Gonadal disorders are often related to hormonal dysfunctions. These can be caused by underlying medical conditions, certain medications or genetic disorders.
What are the symptoms of gonadal disorders?
Common symptoms of gonadal disorders can include late puberty, infertility, erectile dysfunction and hypogonadism.
What are gonadal disorder care options?
Hormone therapy is a common treatment for gonadal disorders. If an underlying problem like a tumor is causing the disorder, removal of the tumor may be a possibility
Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP
This page was last updated on: 10/31/2017 11:55:22 AM
From the Newsdesk
The Boynton Beach Care Center is the newest Nicklaus Children’s care location and offers a range of services for children from birth through 21 years of age.
Nicklaus Children’s Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Center kicked off National Diabetes Month by introducing a new treatment option for children with Type 1 diabetes, the Medtronic MiniMed 670G system, sometimes called an “artificial pancreas,” consistently measures blood sugar, predicts when a rise or fall is going to occur, and adjusts itself to deliver precise doses of insulin, requiring minimal interaction from the patient