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Embryology: The gonads are structurally indistinguishable (ovary/testis) at the 5th week of gestation. Differentiation along either line is from around the 6th to the 9th week of gestation, or about 4-to-7 weeks after conception occurs. ...Read more
Missing Hormones: Male or female gonads form under very unique (and different) hormonal conditions. Individuals with Swyer syndrome are genetically XY though to outward appearance look like females. During embryonic development the unique hormones necessary to form an normal ovary are lacking. Best wishes! ...Read more
It is possible: The cellphone manufactures say no. Some animal studies say yes. We may never know. It is hard to do a study on human gonads (any volunteers?). To be safe, carry it in a holster on your hip. ...Read more
Why are the pituitary, thyroid, and gonads the most susceptible glands to radiation? Is it because they can have radioactive cofactors? What are they?
Not true.: Any organ can be damaged by radiation, but tolerance differs in the dose that can be tolerated. Organs with rapid growth rate are often more sensitive as radiation damages DNA. Thyroid cancer is relatively common, becomes more likely after low dose radiation that damages but doesn't kill cells. The gonads have rapidly dividing cells that radiation kills, causing sterility. ...Read more
P.Amenorrhea, ultrasound:small uterus & ovaries.Gyne didn't talk abt streak gonads? Small breast.Period after estrogen pill.Want to conceive. Help?
You need to see: A reproductive endocrinologist or an endocrinologist very soon for help. Primary amenorrhea is a specialist's area only, though if you had spontaneous periods for 2 years, this is definitely not primary amenorrhea. Make an appointment or get a referral; get the help you need. ...Read more
Many older men: The exact numbers are unknown because this is something men are unlikely to brag about and many do not bring it to their doctor's attention. It is why ed drugs sell so well and many unfortunate practices as well such as the presumed improvement in sexuality from teas made from rhinoceros horn which is depleting the species. ...Read more
Abdominal wall bulge: That is a separation of the abdominal muscles which can result in a herniation of the underlying tissue between muscles causing a bulge. This can occur in males or females, but most common in females after pregnancy. Non pathologic and non-symptomatic typically, but can cause a visible deformity in thin patients. ...Read more