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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

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What causes an ovarian teratoma?

What causes an ovarian  teratoma?

Unknown: Tearatomas arise from multipotential germ cells. What causes them is unknown. They can contain any type of body structure or organ. One old theory was that they were an undiagnosed twin within the baby that was born. The cystic fluid is skin oil from skin appendages, which are common. ...Read more

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Ovarian pain 11 days post trigger?

Ovarian pain 11 days post trigger?

Incomplete question: Your question does not contain enough information to give a valid answer. ...Read more

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What does an ovarian egg look like?

What does an ovarian egg look like?

Microscopic: Ovarian eggs are best seen under a microscope where they look like a little round ball. You can see some pictures here: http://www.myfuturebaby.com/fertility-clock/learn-more-about-your-egg-count/ ...Read more

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Have I got primary ovarian failure?

Have I got primary ovarian failure?

Are you kidding?: How would we know? Your question is six words long. It has no symptoms or history that would be the basis of your asking us this question. ...Read more

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Can I have a baby with ovarian cyts?

Can I have a baby with ovarian cyts?

Cysts and Pregnancy?: I agree that cysts can affect ovulation but they also sometimes make it difficult for us to use our medications. We usually do not want to use fertility meds when there are cysts. Most of the time we can wait for the cyst to resolve and restart meds but a few women have recurrent cysts and they are a real problem. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is cofee causes ovarian dysfunction?

Is cofee causes ovarian dysfunction?

Definitely, no: Coffee is the biggest source of antioxidants in the daily diet. There is no credible evidence that coffee causes ovarian dysfunction. ...Read more

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Is cofee causes ovarian dysfunction?

Caffeine : Coffee is not associated with ovarian dysfunction. What makes you thing you have ovarian dysfunction? A description of your symptoms would be helpful. ...Read more

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Can dhea help for low ovarian reserve?

Can dhea help for low ovarian reserve?

No: Dhea is metabolized to cortisone, estrogen and testosterone -- and you can't control which one is goes to. Also, there is no medical indication to take it in the first place, and most of the dhea supplements have little dhea in them. Don't get your medical advice from tv or the internet! ...Read more

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Can ovarian remnants cause rectal pain?

YES: Yes it cit can still ovulate and cause ovulation pain that can transfer to rectum and or either because if you llost the ovary because of surgery scar tissue can cause rectal pain or if you had any history of endometriosis that still cab stay active and cause pelvic and rectal pain. ...Read more

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What happens uf an ovarian polyp bursts?

What happens uf an ovarian polyp bursts?

Rupture: If an ovarian cyst/mass/polyp ruptures the result will depend on the contents of the cyst. If the cyst is blood filled and connected to a blood supply then bleeding can occur, which can be life threatening. Clear, infected vs cancer cells are other possiblities. Avoid this risk, indication for surgical removal, before rupture. Stay with your doc, take friend to ask questions. Be well. ...Read more