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What symptoms does someone with congenital adrenal hyperplasia have?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen answered

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...

Answered 11/18/2015

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Dr. Robert Dons answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

CAH symptoms: In females, it depends on whether it's classical or not. In classicals there is more severe early onset salt wasting and genital ambiguity. Much more common late onset non-classicals with lesser adrenal enzyme deficiencies have excessive hair growth, virilization, oligomenorrhea, and/or inferlility.

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