ENDOCRINE ASSESSMENT OF IMPOTENCE - PITFALLS OF MEASURING SERUM TESTOSTERONE WITHOUT SEX-HORMONE-BINDING GLOBULIN

K J HARDY, J R SECKL

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Abstract

The pitfalls of measuring only total serum testosterone are illustrated by a 52 year old man whose hyperprolactinaemia was associated with normal total serum testosterone but a raised sex-hormone-binding globulin, giving a low free testosterone. Prolactin suppression with bromocriptine normalized sex-hormone-binding globulin and free testosterone, and restored potency and energy after 30 years of impotence and tiredness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)836-837
Number of pages2
JournalPostgraduate Medical Journal
Volume70
Issue number829
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1994

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