This seems ridiculous to me, but it might be a hold up in getting HGH or not as it’s determined by a government’s interpretation of what doctors write.
I had an MRI and diagnosed with secondary hypogonadism because there was no tumor.
In my hospital study as to why 500mg testosterone allows for cognitive ability, masking the true cause of lower HGH, they did another two MRI’s: One that shows my pituitary is physically smaller as well as another part of my brain that determines the sense of smell (why I can’t smell but thought it was just allergies).
They’re trying to claim that taking 500mg for an excessive period (longer than 3 years) shrank my pituitary and that getting off could prove it (which I did, for 5 or so months when the MRI was taken that showed a smaller pituitary).
However, the first MRI that determined secondary hypogonadism is useless to compare because it was blurry, ruling this theory out.
Is there any such evidence anywhere that steroid abuse (as that’s what this can basically amount to) can physically shrink the pituitary (I already know about the feedback loop, but can’t believe the size can change)?