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What is the treatment for androgen insensitivity syndrome?

What is the treatment for androgen insensitivity syndrome?

Can be Complicated: Complete ais isn't usually discovered until a girl fails to menstruate & has little or no pubic/underarm hair. No uterus, but those w/cais have intraabdominal testes which are removed because of cancer potential. Female by default as they can't respond to androgens in utero. Partial ai: babies are born with variable degrees of virilization. Assigning sex can be complicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Greenly
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Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (Definition)

It is also called infertile male syndrome caused by androgen receptor gene mutation. As a result, such men have no or low sperm count and high or normal gonadotropin & testosterone. Testicular biopsy shows complete no germinal cell or sperm maturation arrest. History P+ physical exam + blood testing for gonadoteopin / testosterone + testicular ...Read more


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What is partial androgen insensitivity syndrome?

What is partial androgen insensitivity syndrome?

It's complicated!: Patient born with poor testosterone action, so a male patient is female-appearing, and is usually raised by the family as a female. Big changes at puberty, however, with breast development, but also enlargement of the clitoris which can be quite alarming, and other male sex characteristics. Removal of the testicles can preserve female body identity and appearance in this disorder. ...Read more

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What is androgen insensitivity syndrome? A genetic condition?

What is androgen insensitivity syndrome? A genetic condition?

Genetic: The androgen insensitivity syndrome is a genetic condition in which the cells of a genetic male (i.e. Born with an x and a y chromosome) do not respond to testosterone so that the patient develops the external bodily appearance of a female. ...Read more

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What does androgen insensitivity syndrome mean?

What does androgen insensitivity syndrome mean?

XY baby is a girl: Without testosterone (t), all babies develop as girls. So a child with 1 x & 1 y chromosome, who would normally be a boy, would develop as a girl if no t was present. In androgen insensitivity syndrome, the t is there, but the cells are insensitive to it, and don't respond, so it's as if the t was not there at all. So an xy genetic boy baby is born looking like a normal healthy baby girl. ...Read more

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What are the tests for androgen insensitivty syndrome?

What are the tests for androgen insensitivty syndrome?

Its Complicated: If this describes your condition: androgen insensitivity syndrome (ais) is when a person who is genetically male (who has one x and one y chromosome) is resistant to male hormones (called androgens). As a result, the person has some or all of the physical traits of a woman, but the genetic makeup of a man. The tests include: testosterone, fsh, lh, genetic karotyping see: endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What is androgen insensitivity syndrome in simple words possible for parents?

XY baby is a girl: Without testosterone (t), all babies develop as girls. So a child with 1 x & 1 y chromosome, who would normally be a boy, would develop as a girl if no t was present. In androgen insensitivity syndrome, the t is there, but the cells are insensitive to it, and don't respond, so it's as if the t was not there at all. So an xy genetic boy baby is born looking like a normal healthy baby girl. ...Read more

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Why can't people with androgen insensitivity syndrome handle testosterone?

Resistant to it: There is a genetic resistance to testosterone which can be partial or complete. Go to pubmed health for a detailed explanation. ...Read more

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What is the best fertility treatment for people with polycystic ovary syndrome?

What is the best fertility treatment for people with polycystic ovary syndrome?

PCOS: Fortunately, we have great treatments for pcos. Some pcos patients may begin to ovulate if they loose weight, but others are not overweight. Metformin, a diabetic medication, often resets ovulation. Clomid (clomiphene) or letrezole are fertility pills that often work quite well for pcos. If you are facing infertility, i wrote a book about my own infertility - tick tock. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for insulin resistance syndrome?

What is the treatment for insulin resistance syndrome?

Low glycemic foods: Focus on low glycemic foods preferably all natural and try to avoid artificial sweeteners, diet products and sugar free products. ...Read more

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Can women with androgen insensitivity syndrome get pregnant?

No: Women with androgen insensitivity do not have internal female organs-- no uterus or fallopian tubes. Their gonads are testes, not ovaries. Externally, they have the appearance of normal females, but do not develop pubic or underarm hair. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for klinefelter's syndrome?

What is the treatment for klinefelter's syndrome?

Not possible: Klinefelter's is a chromosomal condition in which an extra x is found in the chromosomes of the person who has it. It generally cause some degree of infertility, and changes in the bodily structure. The lifespan and mental function are usually normal. There is no treatment. Variants include xxy, xxxy, xxxxy. All having an excess of x chromosomes. ...Read more

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What genotype is responsible for klinefelter syndrome?

What genotype is responsible for klinefelter syndrome?

XXY: IT IS THE EXTRA X chromosome in cells that lead the clinical characteristics of KS ...Read more

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Are people with androgen insensitivity syndrome intersex?

Variable features: Androgen insensitivity may lead to a normal looking female or, with partial insensitivity, testicles may be present. If a female, she will be infertile. Go to pubmed health for more detailed information. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for stevens johnson syndrome?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for stevens johnson syndrome?

Get to a burn center: 1. Stop the offending agent 2. Resuscitate and supportive mgmt 3. Infection control - restrict visitors 4. Transfer immediately to a burn center for further management. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for insulin resistance syndrome?

What is the best diet for insulin resistance syndrome?

Calorie restricted: The key to Insulin resistance is to attain (or maintain) a lean body habitus. There is no special diet for people with Insulin resistance but they should restrict calories such that they are able to get down to an ideal weight. For most people that means modifying the starches in the diet (bread, rice, potatoes and pasta) since for most of us that is where the most calories in our diet reside. ...Read more

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Cushing's syndrome: is pituitary gland removal the best form of treatment?

Cushing's syndrome: is pituitary gland removal the best form of treatment?

Cushing's Disease: Hi. Cushing's Disease is the pituitary tumor cause of Cushing's Syndrome (which can also be due to adrenal tumors, various cancers, or exogenous glucocorticoids). So for Cushing's Disease, yes, the first approach is almost always pituitary surgery (taking not whole gland, but only the tumor). Subsequent treatment depends on success of surgery, but can be more surgery, radiation, medications. ...Read more

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Does anyone famous have androgen insensitivity syndrome?

Does anyone famous have androgen insensitivity syndrome?

I bet you the answer: To that is yes, but i'm not sure they'll do a commercial about it... ...Read more

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What is the treatment for low testosterone for a patient with klinefelters syndrome?

What is the treatment for low testosterone for a patient with klinefelters syndrome?

Treat if symptomatic: No treatment if no symptoms like erectile dysfunction, lack of energy or sex drive or depression. If symptomatic, best managed by endocrinologist who can prescribe :- hormonal skin gel like testim or androgel, andrderm skin patch, intra muscular injections on bi-weekly basis or pellet implant. ...Read more

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What is the best therapy for rett syndrome?

What is the best therapy for rett syndrome?

Supportive: Unfortunately, there is no treatment that will cure this process. Each patient will gradually accumulate a series of medical needs as the disorder progresses.A primary doc is needed to coordinate care and handle basic needs and specialty docs would be needed on a periodic basis.The focus of care is preserving function for as long as possible and maintaining a quality of life. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for women diagnosed with hirsutism?

What is the best treatment for women diagnosed with hirsutism?

Talk to doctor : First it would be important to determine why you have hirsutism as there are a number of different causes with the most common being PCOS. First treatment would be oral contraceptives but it would depend on your risk factors, if you smoke, your age and medical history. There are other medication and dermatologist procedures that be considered. Best to talk to your doctor about treatment options. ...Read more

Androgen (Definition)

Androgen refers to a family of steroid hormones that are made in our bodies that are responsible for male characteristics, sex drive, muscle growth, sexual function, and fertility. These hormones are present in women in very small amounts and in very ...Read more


Dr. Alvin Lin
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Testosterone (Definition)

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