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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Is androgen insensitivity like hermaphrodite?

Is androgen insensitivity like hermaphrodite?

No: True hermaphrodites have both ovaries and testes. People with androgen insensitivity are genetically male, and make testosterone, but the body doesn't respond to it, leading to an outward appearance of a female. ...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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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) and hirsuitismplease help?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) and hirsuitismplease help?

PCOS: Pcos is generally best treated by a board certified reproductive endocrinologist. He/she should have gone through special training in the diagnosis and treatment of pcos. ...Read more

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Is there high FSH in males with klinefelter's syndrome?

Is there high FSH in males with klinefelter's syndrome?

Usually: The gonadotropin factors FSH & lh are usually increased in thease kids after 10-12 yrs of age when early adolescence would normally begin. ...Read more

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Adrenal fatigue syndrome, treatment?

Adrenal fatigue syndrome, treatment?

Many possibilities.: There are innumerable medical, nutritional and emotional conditions that include being tired as a symptom. These range from simple issues to those far more complex. A good checkup and blood testing would be a good starting point. If you're embarking on a regimen for adrenal fatigue, just make sure the diagnosis is accurate and the work up is complete. ...Read more

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What is klienfelter (xxy) syndrome?

What is klienfelter (xxy) syndrome?

XXY: The klinefelter has a pattern of the sex chromosomes as XXY ( with male features). The extra x comes from an egg that had 2 x's at conception when the male y was added.The resulting fetus with 47 chromosomes is compatible with life.The baby will grow up with male sex characteristics, but often a short penis and sterility by adolescence along with other issues. ...Read more

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What is klienfelter (xxy) syndrome?

What is klienfelter (xxy) syndrome?

XXY: The klinefelter has a pattern of the sex chromosomes as XXY ( with male features). The extra x comes from an egg that had 2 x's at conception when the male y was added.The resulting fetus with 47 chromosomes is compatible with life.The baby will grow up with male sex characteristics, but often a short penis and sterility by adolescence along with other issues. ...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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Is klinefelter's syndrome dominent or recessive?

Is klinefelter's syndrome dominent or recessive?

Error in formation: Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes. During the formation of the egg, each pair splits and one of each travels to the egg. At conception, the sperm brings 22 + an X or Y & the new embryo now has 23 pairs (two of each). In Kleinfelter, the egg retains 2 X chromosomes instead of 1 & the sperm brings a Y.The fetus then has 23 pairs + the extra X. This is an error in formation, not an inherited trait ...Read more

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Is klinefelter's syndrome a somatic or genetic mutation?

Is klinefelter's syndrome a somatic or genetic mutation?

More than one x: It is a genetic anomaly in which a phenotypic male has more than one x chromosome, in addition to the y chromosome. The disorder is associated with poor testicular development and infertility, obesity. ...Read more

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Sheehan syndrome or hypopituitarism. Does this sound like it... Low t3, (liothyronine) low-norm TSH, low-norm estrogen, low-norm acth, insulin sensitive, hypokalemia?

Sheehan syndrome or hypopituitarism. Does this sound like it... Low t3, (liothyronine) low-norm TSH, low-norm estrogen, low-norm acth, insulin sensitive, hypokalemia?

No: Since you have not listed your periods having stopped, the chances of this being Simmond's / Sheehan's are slim-to-none. What I'd like you to do is form a relationship with a patient, understanding physician who's good at endocrinology, and can help you manage the big picture -- while solving whatever physical problems may exist, find ways of turning bad stress into eu-stress in your life. ...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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