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Do the symptoms of congenital adrenal hyperplasia differ by gender?

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Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 28 years experience
Yes: Persons with the most common form congenital adrenal hyperplasia (cah) have a predisposition to making extra testosterone. For girls this can manifest as genitalia that is "masculinized" before birth and therefore "ambiguous" at the time of birth. Girls can also have somewhat masculinized behaviors. The testosterone levels can be lowered by therapy. Boys do not have genital or behavioral issues.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is it possible that i fight the symptoms of congenital adrenal hyperplasia?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Unclear question: You did not provide any symptoms or signs and it is not feasible to answer the question without examining you and doing some blood tests. Please consult a doctor for an evaluation.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What symptoms does someone with congenital adrenal hyperplasia have?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
CAH: This is due to the lack of an enzyme needed for the adrenals to make cortisol and aldosterone. The body then uses the precursors to make androgen (male hormones) instead. Symptoms for girls: deep voice, abnormal menstruation, early appearance of pubic/armpit hairs, genitials looking both male and female...For boys: deep voice, enlarged penis, small testes, early appearance of pubic, armpit hair...
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of congenital adrenal hyperplasia and can I fight them?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Hormone imbalance: Deficiency of 21 hydroxylase enzyme results in reduced synthesis of gluco- and mineralo- corticoids and excess production of male sex hormones. There is not way to "fight" the disease, but it can be treated with glucocorticoids, e.g., predinisolone. The defect causes virilization in girls an pre-mature puberty in boys.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of congenital adrenal hyperplasia?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
CUSHING's SYNDROME: Sx are moonface, truncal obesity, buffalo hump, slender extremities and fingers, striae of the abdomen, easy bruising and menstrual disorder secondary to elevated corticosteroids.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for congenital adrenal hyperplasia?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
ADRENAL HYPERPLASIA: Serum levels of 17-hydroxy progesterone, cortisol, corticosterone, Progesterone are low and dhea, androstenedione are high.

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