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Doctor insights on: Teenage 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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Is it true that it's rare for teen girls to get ovarian cancer?

Is it true that it's rare for teen girls to get ovarian cancer?

Yes, but it happens: Ovarian cancers in teenagers is entirely different than ovarian cancer in adults. Tumors in kids are generally more treatable and more responsive to chemotherapy. Typical tumor types are called germ cell tumors in kids and adenomas in adults. ...Read more

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Does polycystic ovarian syndrome cause any masculinization beyond hirsutism in teen girls & young adult women? Please, need some answers?

Does polycystic ovarian syndrome cause any masculinization beyond hirsutism in teen girls & young adult women? Please, need some answers?

PCOS symptoms: Yes, there can be masculinization. The elevated androgens in PCOS can have a broad spectrum of manifestations, from irregular periods only, to mild hirsutism to more severe changes such as male pattern of hairline, body hair in male places (chest, abdomen), etc. The level of testosterone or DHEA does not always predict this. See your endocrinologist or Gyn. ...Read more

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If I had a overian cyst rupture as a teen will this effect the ability to get pregnant years later?

If I had a overian cyst rupture as a teen will this effect the ability to get pregnant years later?

Not likely: You have millions of unfertilized eggs in each of your ovaries, the size of the cyst varies greatly, and size of the cyst will determine the degree of pain and disruption of other bodily functions. The rupture of a large cyst can cause several short term problems but should not affect fertility unless excessively large. Please discuss this with your personal OB ...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