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What are the tests for hirsuitism?

What are the tests for hirsuitism?

Start with blood: Finding the cause takes a combination of a history, a physical exam and blood tests. Sometimes we never find the cause. Some of it might be genetic. ...Read more

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What prescription medicines could cause hirsuitism?

What prescription medicines could cause hirsuitism?

List: Here is a list: anabolic steroids
danazol (danocrine)
metoclopramide (reglan)
methyldopa (aldomet)
phenothiazines
progestins
reserpine (serpasil)
testosterone
cyclosporine (sandimmune)
diazoxide (hyperstat)
hydrocortisone
minoxidil (rogaine)
penicillamine (cuprimine)
phenytoin (dilantin)
psoralens (oxsoralen)
streptomycin. ...Read more

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Or hormonal, I heard its called hirsuitism. How do you stop this?

Or hormonal, I heard its called hirsuitism. How do you stop this?

Abnormal hair growth: Hirsutism is growth of hair, usually in women, where not normally seen. This can be caused by a number of things some as simple as heredity but may indicate a hormonal imbalance. Evaluation by a doctor to determin the cause. There are some medications that help decrease the hair growth. Many women also use laser hair removal or electrolysis. ...Read more

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I have a high chlosterol, problem of hirsuitism & over weight. 70 kgs at the height of 156 cm.

I have a high chlosterol, problem of hirsuitism & over weight. 70 kgs at the height of 156 cm.

Polycystic Ovary: You may have Polycystic Ovaries or metabolic syndrome. You need to see your doctor and have your testosterone and fasting insulin checked. Treatment with Metformin may be helpful if you have insulin resistance. ...Read more

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I think I've got hirsuitism. :\ help?

I think I've got hirsuitism. :\ help?

Alternatively: You can see a reproductive endocrinologist who specialized in women's reproductive hormones. ...Read more

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I need help on issue of hirsuitism and any immediate help besides bleaching?

Laser hair removal: The best treatment would be to determine what is causing the hirsutism. In the mean time you can treat the unsightly hair with waxing or laser hair removal. ...Read more

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Why do women get unusual hair growth or hirsuitism?

Why do women get unusual hair growth or hirsuitism?

Hormones: If the testosterone level is too high, or if the estrogen level is too low, then you can get excess hair growth. Pcos (poly cystic ovarian syndrome, aka stein leventhal syndrome) is a common example. Underweight women can be low on estrogen and get excess hair growth. It can be treated, call your doctor. ...Read more

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Yr old female. Wth mild hirsuitism. Planning fr marriage. Treatment essential?

Yr old female. Wth mild hirsuitism. Planning fr marriage. Treatment essential?

Underlying cause: Evaluating the cause of your hirsutism is recommended to make certain your health is not at risk. Depending on cause treatment may be offered: in most cases it's up to you wherther to treat or not. ...Read more

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What can I do about hirsuitism?

Laser Hair Removal: Go see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon about laser hair removal. ...Read more

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Can I take mucuna pruriens if I have PCOS and hirsuitism?

Can I take mucuna pruriens if I have PCOS and hirsuitism?

Yes you can: Yes you can and I see no reason why you can not take it.
It contains L-dopa which is a precursor of Dopamine and has been claimed to increase production of growth hormone.If you are taking any other medication for any other reason than ask your healthcare provider if you can take this without any interaction ...Read more

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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) and hirsuitism. What can help?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) and hirsuitism. What can help?

Varies: Many women improve by using ocp's for cycle control and ovarian suppression - this gradually decreases the elevated testosterone that cause the hirsuitism. There are also medications that can block the elevated testosterone and minimize the progression of the hirsuitism. ...Read more

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What is best for hirsuitism --androgen blocking birth control or electrolysis?

What is best for hirsuitism --androgen blocking birth control or electrolysis?

Both: The bcps will keep it in control. Electrolysis will remove the hair. Be aware though that you may need a large number of treatments. ...Read more

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I am 21yr old I am suffering from bilateral polycystic ovaries, irregular menstrual bleeding, hirsuitism, hormonal imbalance! Please help me to get rid?

I am 21yr old I am suffering from bilateral polycystic ovaries, irregular menstrual bleeding, hirsuitism, hormonal imbalance! Please help me to get rid?

Couple things: Depression risk doubles. Also metformin may be helpful because it decrease Insulin levels; for 30% of women this will help ovulation. The other effects on skin can be managed with ocp. The combination of buproprion and metformin cam help wt loss. And mood but may need a little help with insomnia at first and I wouldn't start them simultaneously. Look up metformin and pcos, go slow, get the xl. ...Read more

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How do u judge the severity of pcos? How severe is my pcos my afc is 20-22 irregular periods do get acne every year n also have chin hirsuitism?

How do u judge the severity of pcos? How severe is my pcos my afc is 20-22 irregular periods do get acne every year n also have chin hirsuitism?

Sounds significant: With what you are saying regarding the irregular periods, hirsuitism and acne, pcos is a real possiblity and needs further work-up and treatment. The best specialist would be a gyn/endocrinologist.
There are good treatment options available. ...Read more

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I have pcos I am taking oral contraceptives how long I can take them as when I stop them I get acne and hirsuitism and missed periods?

I have pcos I am taking oral contraceptives how long I can take them as when I stop them I get acne and hirsuitism and missed periods?

Spironolactone: You may want to discuss the types of ocps and their relative adrogenic properties. Many with pcos use spironolactone for its anti-androgen properties in combatting the acne associated with pcos. ...Read more

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Could chasteberry increase estrogen levels?

Could chasteberry increase estrogen levels?

No: There are some people who say it helps with PMS, but no scientific data showing it does anything at all. Should be avoided in pregnancy, breast feeding. ...Read more

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What do you think of the medicine called "vitex-chasteberry? "

What do you think of the medicine called "vitex-chasteberry? "

Not a medicine: This sounds like a health food product- not monotored by the fda and always associated with uncentain contents and effects. ...Read more

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Hi can you tell me some names of medicines that lower sex drive. Because ive got a very high one? I've tried chasteberry it didn't work

Hi can you tell me some names of medicines that lower sex drive. Because ive got a very high one? I've tried chasteberry it didn't work

Needs assessment: You should consult a psychiatrist or psychologist. The key questions are whether your sex drive is truly problematic and/or whether it signals illness (either medical or psychological). If treatment is desirable, then the treatment needs to be based on the underlying cause. Simply cycling through a list of sex-suppressive meds or herbs is inefficient and possibly dangerous. ...Read more

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Is chasteberry safe to try without Dr consult? Very lite periods, pain in between periods n more pain during the absence of flow?

Is chasteberry safe to try without Dr consult? Very lite periods, pain in between periods n more pain during the absence of flow?

What for?: What do you want to take chasteberry for? It can sometimes cause menses to be irregular so if you are having difficulty with getting your cycle regulated this might not be the herbal for you to take. ...Read more

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Do chasteberry supplements work for birth control?

Do chasteberry supplements work for birth control?

Not effective: I wouldn't count on it. If you don't want to become pregnant, much more reliable methods are readily available. ...Read more

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Have been taking Chasteberry for PMS I am suffering from water retention that I haven't had before. Could it be the Chasteberry?

Have been taking Chasteberry for PMS I am suffering from water retention that I haven't had before. Could it be the Chasteberry?

Maybe: When it comes to supplements, there are no standardization processes, so it is hard to tell what you are getting or how much you are getting. In addition, each company uses different fillers. I would recommend stopping if you are getting any unusual side effects. If no improvement in your symptoms follow up with a doctor to make sure other medical conditions are not causing your symptoms ...Read more

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Can vitex (chasteberry) improve pcos symptoms and regulate menses?

Can vitex (chasteberry) improve pcos symptoms and regulate menses?

Not much: Vitex has been used in greece for many years, but there is no scientific data to establish it's reliability. Diet, exercise and weight loss can help. Metformin is a more scientific and well studied option. It can help noralize menses and even induce fertility in many women, discuss w/your ob/gyn. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Can taking vitex chasteberry start my period early? I'm not trying to get pregnant I just want my period to start earlier for a event. I'm taking ab cuts (diet pills) just incase that information is needed.

Can taking vitex chasteberry start my period early? I'm not trying to get pregnant I just want my period to start earlier for a event. I'm taking ab cuts (diet pills) just incase that information is needed.

The: The manufacturer of vitex chasteberry suggests that it can regular periods. There are no scientific studies that demonstrate that it is effective in regulating periods however. Please call your local poison center and read them the ingredients from your herbal medications and be sure that they are safe to take together. Let them know any other medications you are on. Poison center is a free service. ...Read more

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I have pcos. Would it higher my chances of getting pregnant if I took fertility blend and chasteberry/ vitex together?

I have pcos. Would it higher my chances of getting pregnant if I took fertility blend and chasteberry/ vitex together?

Different options: Best to consult with gyn or infertility specialist. There are several standard management options to help induce ovulation in pcos/pcod:
- diet, exercise, weight loss
- Clomiphene citrate
- letrozole
- gonadotropins
- ivf
- ovarian drilling
- +/- glucophage

use of herbs have not undergone fda testing such as the management options above. Best to consult with gyn or infertility specialist. ...Read more

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I have simple hyperplasia without atypia, my ob prescribed provera (medroxyprogesterone), (medroxyprogesterone) is it ok to take vitex (chasteberry) supplement together with provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

I have simple hyperplasia without atypia, my ob prescribed provera (medroxyprogesterone), (medroxyprogesterone) is it ok to take vitex (chasteberry) supplement together with provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Herbals: Its my understanding that chasteberry is a phyto-progesterone. Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is a synthetic progesterone, which has been used I think since the late 1940's. The issue here is would the phyto Progesterone make the Provera (medroxyprogesterone) less effective. My guess is that it could, because both chemicals bind the same receptor sites in your endometrium. I would hold the chasteberry for now. ...Read more

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I have pcos & my cysts in my ovaries had rupture two months ago. I was wondering will taking chasteberry vitex & prenatal vitamins help me conceive?

Avoid chasteberry: Vitex and prenatal vitamins will help keep you healthy and being as healthy as possible may help you conceive. Chasteberry changes hormone levels and should be avoided. Your best chance of having a child with PCOS is to work closely with a gynecologist skilled in PCOS. ...Read more

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I am taking agnus castus for 17 days till yesterday (till cd1).I noticed that this month menstrual bleeding is significantly reduced, related to agnus?

I am taking agnus castus for 17 days till yesterday (till cd1).I noticed that this month menstrual bleeding is significantly reduced, related to agnus?

Possible: Agnus castus is a mediterranean fruit that contains flavanoids and phytonutrients. The fruit has been shown to improve symptoms of pms- primarily mood, tenderness etc. The flavanoids can have a hormonal effect and this might help your flow. ...Read more

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Which is better? Soy isoflavones or agnus castus?

Depends: Say isoflavones and agnus castus are used by herbalists for different things. To answer the question, I would need to know what you plan to use them for. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Have started taking agnus castus for pmt and it says to take 2 twice a day- they are 400mg is this too much?

Have started taking agnus castus for pmt and it says to take 2 twice a day- they are 400mg is this too much?

Hard to say: Over the counter herbal products create some challenges. Each company has a different quality of product. Each product has a different amount of the active ingredients. The type of product (capsule, tincture, etc) are quite different. In general the dosing of such products is not as dangerous in terms of overdose as they are often taking for effect. Agnus castus is "relatively" safe, so likely ok. ...Read more

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I have been taking agnus castus month ago before cd1. In that cycle I have not taken it any more. Now I am on cd1, when can I start taking it again?

I have been taking agnus castus month ago before cd1. In that cycle I have not taken it any more. Now I am on cd1, when can I start taking it again?

Why?: There is no good evidence that taking agnus castus does anything helpful therefor there can be no recommendations for when to take it again. Some use it to decrease breast tenderness. ...Read more

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Can I have some tips needed on agnus castus interactions with other herbal remedies.?

Can I have some tips needed on agnus castus interactions with other herbal remedies.?

Chaste Tree: According to Drugs. Com (herbals) there are no well documented interactions with Vitex agnus-castus L. That is more likely to mean that it has not been well studied (wouldn't assume that it wouldn't interact with other substances). ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions needed on agnus castus interactions with other herbal remedies.?

Can you give me suggestions needed on agnus castus interactions with other herbal remedies.?

Agnus castis: If you mean the homeopathic remedy made from agnus castis, there are no interactions with other herbal remedies. If you mean agnus castis extract in material doses, there are no studies available to answer questions about interactions with other herbal medicines. ...Read more

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Hi I heard about agnus castus they said its good and I'm ttc for 5 months now and my period come between 30 and 33 should I use it?

Hi I heard about agnus castus they said its good and I'm ttc for 5 months now and my period come between 30 and 33 should I use it?

Yes. Also consider: It takes an average of 6 mos. To conceive & it is not abnormal unless a year goes by.
Every person is an individual and nothing works for everyone, but vitex is safe and often very helpful- see http://natural-fertility-info. Com/vitex
Make sure you don't need thyroid. Consider rhodiola, a herb that often helps.
Make sure your partner does not have problems with sperm quantity/quality.
Good luck! ...Read more

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I am taking spironolactione 25mg for acne and like previous inquiries, would like to know if chaste berry is ok to take alongside spironolactone.?

I am taking spironolactione 25mg for acne and like previous inquiries, would like to know if chaste berry is ok to take alongside spironolactone.?

Supplements: Its difficult for a doctor to reccomend for or against. There is no true regulation of what is put into supplements. The bottle can say what it is, but it may not be true. ...Read more

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Could I drink alcohol while taking vitex (agnus-castus)?

Could I drink alcohol while taking vitex (agnus-castus)?

No interaction was: Seen using the Dr. Oz herb and supplement interaction checker. If can interact with:
"Dopamine antagonists, Dopamine agonists,
Oral contraceptives/HRT, Chasteberry /Herb /Supplement & Estrogenic or progestational herbs" per this source. ...Read more

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Ca I get pregnant with microadenoma? I'm also taking vitex (chaste berry) to help

Ca I get pregnant with microadenoma? I'm also taking vitex (chaste berry) to help

Yes, yes: Micro adenomas are the most commonly encountered pituitary tumors in women of childbearing age.. The drug most widely used is bromocriptine, which leads to tumor shrinkage in approximately 90% of non-pregnant patients. Cabergoline is generally administered twice weekly and is better tolerated than bromocriptine. Chase berry may or may not help you.
Talk to your doctor about this. Good Luck!! ...Read more

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Hi I'm currently taking vitex (agnus castus) because I'm ttc but sometimes I have headache and I felt some pain in my ovaries is it the reason?

Hi I'm currently taking vitex (agnus castus) because I'm ttc but sometimes I have headache and I felt some pain in my ovaries is it the reason?

Not recommended: Vitex angus castus is not recommended in pregnancy, so you should stop as soon as you think you are pregnant. As for causing the pain, it's unlikely. More likely, your symptoms are related to ovulation, especially if it happen in the second half of your cycle. ...Read more