Hi Mr. PeakT !!
Yes, the short story is:
The car wreck I had, which almost killed me. I suspect it crashed my HPT axis, but none of the doctors were trained-up on this
damage shutting down the HPT axis. Heck!! They didn't even know what that phrase meant....The ER crash team was amazed
I made it to the ER alive....
The list of damage:
Neural trauma of my heading punching a hole in the rear glass windshield, the steering wheel trying to castrate me
(crushing trauma to right testicle, right side of penile shaft at base, right side of groin, right spermatic cord and associated
Cremaster musculature), and the seat belt digging into my right hip, the right rise and crown of the pelvis.
After that, 8 weeks of excellent oral pain medications, immobilization, and then two corrective surgeries. Later on, more
corrective procedures by a Urological Specialist to get rid of imbedded infection, then tissue inflammation and partial
blockage of right spermatic duct.
Ongoing: chronic pain in right back and hip, right groin and testicle, left side of neck from whiplash.
There are more fascinating details, but not pertinent. 6 months of anti-depressants are in this messy time.
Getting back to the original Q: My androgen system shut down. When my current Urologist finally got me in 2007, he
immediately started treatment, gave me the Rx referral to a Male Urological specialist, and finally "Hope shown bright
over the distant Horizon!!"...
Then, SottoPelle in 2010, and Life has been getting Sweeter and Sweeter as time goes on....
Cheers! - Sam D.