Gonadal Disorders

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: 3/23/2018 2:16:14 PM

From the Newsdesk

Dental Health in Children with Diabetes
Children with Diabetes can be more prone to soft tissue abnormalities.
 
Diabetic children learn about nutrition and keeping healthy at Camp Roaring Sun
Camp Roaring Sun, which began Monday and runs through Friday, allowed children ages 6 through 12 to take part in traditional camp activities such as swimming, playing outside, and going to a baseball game. All the activities are monitored by Nicklaus pediatric endocrinology nurses to ensure a safe and healthy environment.