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Doctor insights on: Male Ambiguous Genitalia

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Could you have ambiguous genitalia but a male torso?

Could you have ambiguous genitalia but a male torso?

Yes you can: Provided there is some testosterone producing testicular tissue present. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Ambiguous Genitalia (Definition)

Subject has external genitalia which do not clearly appear to be female or male. Subject may be born with characteristics of both sexes as in hermaphroditism or genitalia may be malformed or underdeveloped as in severe hypospadias.Subject with ambiguos genitalia may have external genitalia which do not match gonadal or chromosomal sex as in androgen insensitivity syndrome ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: ambiguous genitalia?

What is the definition or description of: ambiguous genitalia?

Intersexuality: Subject has external genitalia which do not clearly appear to be female or male. Subject may be born with characteristics of both sexes as in hermaphroditism or genitalia may be malformed or underdeveloped as in severe hypospadias.Subject with ambiguos genitalia may have external genitalia which do not match gonadal or chromosomal sex as in androgen insensitivity syndrome or in adrenal hyperplasia. ...Read more

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If you have a child with ambiguous genitalia what should you do?

If you have a child with ambiguous genitalia what should you do?

Right after birth: Most children are identified right after birth by a pediatrician. A pediatric endocrinologist and a pediatric urologist consult on these babies right away and follow long term. To not know the sex of a newborn is extremely traumatic for the family and may also be associated with other medical problems requiring evaluation and treatment before these babies can go home. ...Read more

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Do people with ambiguous genitalia have periods?

Do people with ambiguous genitalia have periods?

Depends: There are many types of genital ambiguity. However, if a person has a uterus and ovarian tissue, then periods can occur even if they seem to have a penis. ...Read more

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Does Mountain Dew make male genitalia smaller?

Does Mountain Dew make male genitalia smaller?

I am not sure where: This question is coming from. Some people have said that caffeine effects sexual function in a male (which can impact size - erect vs non-erect penis) but my understanding is that there are no studies that have supported this. ...Read more

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Is it possible for one person to possess both female and male genitalia?

Is it possible for one person to possess both female and male genitalia?

Rare: The condition you are asking about is called hermaphrodite. These people have both female and male genitalia. It is extremely rare. In my 35 years of practice I have never seen a person with this condition. ...Read more

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Why as a male, i'm not attracted to the female genitalia? Is it just the the way the genitalia looks?

Why as a male, i'm not attracted to the female genitalia?  Is it just the the way the genitalia looks?

Consultation: First get a consultation with your physician. There are many factors that may need to be addressed. A blood test is a start and then determination of a possible hormonal imbalance. Your concern may be the initial entry into a problem that is affecting other parts of your body function for health that needs addressing. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible for an xx male to have uncharacteristically large genitalia?

Please explain if it is possible for an xx male to have uncharacteristically large genitalia?

Confusing: XX chromosome defines female gender. XY is male. If you mean a man with two Y chromosomes or XYY, these individuals may be taller than average but have no other unusual physical characteristics. Men with XXY genotype or Kleinfelter's syndrome typically have smaller than average genitalia. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can people be born with both male and female genitalia?

Can people be born with both male and female genitalia?

Yes: If have both male and female complete parts called true hermaphodite. ...Read more

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