Patient video on Kallmann syndrome (absent puberty with anosmia).
Kallmann syndrome is a form of congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (CHH) Kallmann syndrome is CHH with no sense of smell (anosmia). Kallmann syndrome / CHH affects both males and females but is more often diagnosed in males. Low testosterone (or oestrogen) levels can lead to early onset osteoporosis in KS / CHH patients. Patient groups on Facebook have different privacy settings depending on how much information you are willing to share on your timeline with others. Patient involvement and interaction can be very helpful in rare conditions such as Kallmann syndrome / CHH. October 21st 2017. Patient meeting to be held at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Puberty should normally start by 14 in females and 15 in males, after this investigation by an endocrinologist might be required. Additional symptoms can include: deafness, mirror movements of the hands, cleft lip, cleft palate, fused fingers or missing teeth. I find meeting and talking with fellow patients very rewarding and a good way to spread knowledge about the condition. Fertility treatments, sometimes called gonadotropin therapy or GnRH therapy can be expensive and not easy to obtain but can prove to be very effective.
Testogel - daily application of gel. Other versions are avaiable using pump dispensers. Nebido injection - testosterone undecanoate. Also known as Aveed or Reandron which is taken every 10 to 12 weeks. Monthly or bi-weekly injections of other forms of testosterone are also available. Pregnyl = human chorionic gonadotropin. Allows the testes to produce testosterone naturally.
Male and female hormone replacement treatments replace the missing hormones, they do not normally make the patient fertile. It is very difficult, if not impossible to predict the inheritance pattern for Kallmann syndrome / CHH unless there is a strong family history. Sorry for the extra noise, I kept hitting the desk...!!! Always happy to talk to fellow patients. Thank you for watching.
Kallmann syndrome is a form of congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (CHH) Kallmann syndrome is CHH with no sense of smell (anosmia). Kallmann syndrome / CHH affects both males and…By: Plymouthlad38