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Arch Ital Urol Androl. 2001 Mar;73(1):39-43.

Effect of glycemia status on endocrinological parameters of impotent and infertile patients.

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University of Ankara, School of Medicine, Department of Urology, Ankara, Turkey.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To identify the effects of glycemia status on hormone levels, we evaluated the effects of hypo and hyperglycemia on endocrinological parameters of patients with erectile dysfunction, infertility, varicocele and compared the results with control subjects.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Twenty patients with erectile dysfunction, 20 infertile patients with oligo-azoospermia, 20 patients with normozoospermic left varicocele and 15 healthy control subjects constitute our study population. Plasma follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), testosterone (T) and prolactin (PRL) levels were measured both in patients in hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia status. Statistical analysis were done by Wilcoxon test.

RESULTS:

All endocrinological parameters did not show any statistically significant difference between the hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia status. Also, no abnormalities in the endocrinological parameters were observed.

CONCLUSION:

We showed that the glycemia status of the patient (either hypo or hyperglycemia) did not effect the results of endocrine profile. Also, endocrine evaluation is unnecessary in impotence and infertility.

PMID:
11505813
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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