Hypogonadism: icd 10 Code, Definition, Causes & Symptoms

February 12, 2017

Hypogonadism is a disease which is referred to men reproductive problem. It called like that because its problem is in gonads. Have you known about gonads? Let us simply talk about if first.

What are the Gonads?

Gonads are the productive organs for both males and females. The gonads do not look same in males and females but they have the same function. The gonads’ function is to produce gametes for reproduction and secrete sex hormones. Males have testicles or testes as their gonads. However, women have ovaries as their gonads.

What is Hypogonadism?

Hypogonadism is diminished functional activity of the gonads (in males). It can result diminished sex hormone biosynthesis. Simply, it can say like men sex glands produce little or even no sex hormones at all.

What are the Types of Hypogonadism?

  • Primary Hypogonadism

This first type of hypogonadism is happening when you do not have enough sex hormones in your body due to a problem in gonads. In this case, your gonads are still receiving message from your brain to produce hormones, but they are unable to do that.

  • Central Hypogonadism
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It is the opposite of the primary one. This could happen due to the problem in your brain. The hypothalamus and pituitary gland in your brain that control gonads are not working completely.

What is Hypogonadism ICD-10 Code?

Every disease has been observed. The signs and symptoms of any disease have been booked in a system. This system called International Classification of Diseases or ICD in short. It is proudly presented by World Health Organization (WHO). As everything is expanding, ICD also gets some expansion in its revision. What the world use now is the tenth revision (ICD-10). Hypogonadism icd 10 diagnosis code is E.23. It lies in section E00-E90.

What are the Causes?

Primary hypogonadism can be caused by:

  • Severe infections
  • Liver and kidney diseases
  • Undescended stress
  • Radiation exposure
  • Surgery on the sex organs
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Genetic disorders
  • Hemochromatosis

Secondary or central hypogonadism can be due to:

  • Obesity
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Infections
  • Brain surgery
  • Injury to your pituitary gland
  • A tumor in pituitary gland
  • Genetic disorders
  • Infections
  • Long-term usage of steroid or opiates
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What are the Symptoms?

  • Loss of body hair
  • Osteoporosis
  • Low or absent sex drive
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Muscle loss
  • Abnormal breast growth
  • Reduced growth of penis

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