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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss Dr. Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
24 years in practice
New York Medical College
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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)

Androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) is when a person who is genetically male (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 characteristics of a woman, despite having the genetic ...Read more


Dr. Susan Wingo Dr. Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
29 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Susan Wingo Dr. Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
29 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What age do you suspect androgen insensitivity syndrome?

What age do you suspect androgen insensitivity syndrome?

Puberty: Usually, xy babies are born looking like healthy baby girls. During puberty, however, they don't develop secondary sexual characteristics that require testosterone such as axillary or pubic hair. Since estrogen is present, they grow breasts and develop a thin waist with larger hips, but don't have periods since they lack a uterus. Most often, lack of periods by age 15 or 16 leads to the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Villaplana Dr. Villaplana
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Gurney Pearsall Dr. Pearsall
Anti-Aging Medicine
25 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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What is androgen insensitivity syndrome and how will it affect me?

A.I.S. Quick Answer: 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 effect of androgen insensitivity is potentially quite profound. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Shewbridge Dr. Shewbridge
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
29 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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What are tests for androgen insensitivity syndrome in a young person?

It's complicated!: Androgen insensitivity syndrome is an extremely complex disorder due to failure of development in the genital area, with sometimes dramatic changes at puberty. Due to complex issues with gender, anatomy, and subsequent treatment, questions about this disorder should be addressed with a pediatric endocrinology consultation. ...Read more

Dr. Carolyn Thompson Dr. Thompson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
24 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Can women with androgen insensitivity syndrome get pregnant?

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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Dr. Carol Cheney Dr. Cheney
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
41 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Robert Lang Dr. Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
48 years in practice
Albany Medical College
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Why can't people with androgen insensitivity syndrome handle testosterone?

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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Dr. Richard Shewbridge Dr. Shewbridge
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
29 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Silvia Cuadra Dr. Cuadra
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
10 years in practice
National Autonomous University of Nicaragua Faculty of Medicine
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Can you tell me about androgen insensitivity syndrome?

Can you tell me about androgen insensitivity syndrome?

AIS: Defects in androgen receptor function cause a disorder of sex development in which 46,XY individuals do not virilize normally, despite the presence of bilateral testes and serum testosterone concentrations within or above the normal male range. The presentation varies from Complete or Partial Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome with variable phenotypes. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lang Dr. Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
48 years in practice
Albany Medical College
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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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Dr. Susan Wingo Dr. Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
29 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Gurney Pearsall Dr. Pearsall
Anti-Aging Medicine
25 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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Androgen insensitivity syndrome issue. What kind of doctor should I see about this?

An Endocrinologist: 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. ...Read more

Dr. Jalal Zuberi Dr. Zuberi
Pediatrics
41 years in practice
Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College
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Dr. Susan Wingo Dr. Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
29 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Do women with androgen insensitivity syndrome have normal periods?

No.: During puberty, girls with androgen insensitivity syndrome don't develop secondary sexual characteristics that require testosterone such as axillary or pubic hair. Since estrogen is present, they grow breasts and develop a thin waist with larger hips, but don't have periods since they lack a uterus. Most often, lack of periods by age 15 or 16 leads to the diagnosis. They cannot become pregnant. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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I am missing a testicle from birth. I suspect Androgen Insensitivity syndrome. I am 33, are people with AIS homosexual? I feel gay, but dont know 100%

I am missing a testicle from birth. I suspect Androgen Insensitivity syndrome. I am 33, are people with AIS homosexual? I feel gay, but dont know 100%

Here are some...: Sexual orientation deviating from genetic designation largely is acquired thing. If you found some uneasiness or uncertain in interacting with opposite sex but more inclined to go along with same sex, seek professional counseling from psychologist or someone being comfortable to discuss the matters of sex orientation. ...Read more

Dr. Ellen Altenburg Dr. Altenburg
Pediatrics
27 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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What happens if a girl was born with androgen insensitivity syndrome, would it be possible for her body to develop a male pelvis?

What happens if a girl was born with androgen insensitivity syndrome, would it be possible for her body to develop a male pelvis?

Complicated: This is a complicated syndrome that can not be discussed in the 400 characters HealthTap docs are allotted. I would make sure the child is followed by a good pediatric endocrinologist. He/she is best to answer the complicated questions regarding a child with androgen insensitivity. ...Read more

Dr. Nguyen Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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Can you tell me if a girl was born with androgen insensitivity syndrome, would it be possible for her body to develop a male pelvis?

Can you tell me if a girl was born with androgen insensitivity syndrome, would it be possible for her body to develop a male pelvis?

Sensitive question: There is an answer to this, but it is a sensitive subject, and should be answered by the patient's personal doctor, not in a public site such as this. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Gurney Pearsall Dr. Pearsall
Anti-Aging Medicine
25 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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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

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
1,747 doctors shared insights

Testosterone (Definition)

Testosterone is a hormone/androgen which is a kind of ...Read more