Low Testosterone Symptoms
The specific symptoms of low testosterone will depend mainly on the person's age when the problem starts. Symptoms tend to be more severe in younger males, and more subtle in older men. Low testosterone in younger males may cause undescended testicles or problems with going through puberty. Older men with this condition may experience problems like a low sex drive, increased fat mass, and impotence.
An Overview of Signs and Symptoms of Low TestosteroneLow testosterone levels can lead to a variety of different symptoms, depending primarily on the age of the individual when the problem begins. In general, the symptoms are more severe with younger individuals and less severe with older men. In fact, the symptoms of low testosterone in adult men are often quite subtle.
Signs of Low Testosterone in BabiesIf a testosterone deficiency occurs in a male fetus during the first trimester of pregnancy, the baby will not develop normal male genitalia. In the complete absence of testosterone, the male baby will develop external genitalia that completely resembles a female baby. If some testosterone (but not enough) is present, various problems in the genitalia can develop. These problems can range from mild to severe, depending on the seriousness of the condition.
If the testosterone deficiency starts later in pregnancy (the third trimester), the male baby may be born with undescended testicles (cryptorchidism) or a smaller-than-normal penis.
Low Testosterone Symptoms in BoysIf a boy cannot produce enough testosterone, he may not go through puberty on time. If the problem begins before puberty starts, he may not go through puberty at all. If the low testosterone begins in the middle of puberty, he might not finish going through puberty.