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Doctor insights on: Ovarian Hyperandrogenism

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Why would a doctor prescribe steroids to treat hyperandrogenism?

Why would a doctor prescribe  steroids to treat hyperandrogenism?

Adrenal problem.: Hyperandrogenism refers to excessive male hormone levels in female patients. Some of the hormones produced in the adrenal glands are mild androgens, and in some conditions these androgens are over-produced. One of these disorders, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, responds to a small dose of daily steroid to greatly reduce the production of the mild androgens. ...Read more

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Why would my doctor prescribe me a steroid medicine to treat my hyperandrogenism?

Why would my doctor prescribe me a steroid medicine to treat my hyperandrogenism?

CAH: If he/she thinks there is a block in your ability to make cortisol (a steroid) you may have excess hair growth due to too much adrenal male hormone production (cah). Always ask the doctor why and what he/she suspects is the cause of the hyperandrogenism as excess male hormone may be due to many other causes besides cah. ...Read more

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Is it pcos? Hormones and lh/fsh ratio all normal, metabolic panel normal, A1c is 5.1. There are cysts on ovaries. What is causing the hyperandrogenism

Is it pcos? Hormones and lh/fsh ratio all normal, metabolic panel normal, A1c is 5.1. There are cysts on ovaries. What is causing the hyperandrogenism

Not enough info: Or unrelated info. Lh/fsh ratio is no longer part of any current diagnostic protocol, a1c and metabolic panel have never been part of pcos diagnosis, "hormones normal" is way too vague. All women have ovarian cysts on us, pcos has a specific look. You have not given any androgen values, why do you say you have hyperandrogenism? ...Read more

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What is an ovarian lesion?

What is an ovarian lesion?

It is: an as yet undefined abnormality of the ovary which may require further imaging or biopsy to diagnose accurately, ...Read more

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What is 49cc ovarian volume?

What is 49cc ovarian volume?

Unclear significance: Ovarian volume is not often used by most obgyns and it's significance is debatable. It is thought the a higher ovarian volume reflects a higher number of remaining eggs or oocyctes. ...Read more

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Causes of ovarian pain?

Causes of ovarian pain?

Well, a few things: Can cause pain. An ovarian cyst that expands the ovary rapidly causes discomfort. Severe pain, an emergency, is called ovarian torsion where a heavy cysts twist on the blood supply causing what we call an "acute abdomen". Lower abdominal pain is more broad. Make sure not pregnant, otherwise pain may or may not be from the ovaries. Gdluc. ...Read more

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What is pre ovarian failure?

What is pre ovarian failure?

Ovaries stop workin: At 48 your ovaries can stop producing hormones as the average age of menopause is approx 51 yo, it is often but not always associated with hot flashes, some women will can try herbal meds or you may need hormones and often the vagina needs vaginal estrogen. ...Read more

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Whats olycystic ovarian disease?

Whats olycystic ovarian disease?

Insulin and ovaries: Pcos is a manifestation of Insulin resistance, which indicates pre-diabetes or diabetes 2.There are many derangments including those of adrenal androgen, a higher free testosterone, eradication of/or irregular cycles.Hirsuitism and acne increase with these androgens. A woman's cycle becomes annovulatory. Glucophage (metformin) is the preferred treatment of the problem. Clomiphene is used to help ovulation. ...Read more