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Teenage Ovarian 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Teenage dtr has ovarian cyst confirmed by dr. She just noticed a hard 2 inch painful lump approx 4 inches to right of belly button. Related or diff?
Unrelated: As above. Teenage ovarian cysts are very common, and more commonly than not, observation is the best treatment, along with pain control. ...Read more
Results of estrogen incudcing herbs in pubescent teen (g) if a teenage girl (12-17) in puberty takes herbs (fenu greek, soy, saw palmetto, ect) to increase breast size, are the chances of ovarian/breast cancer high for her? If she stops taking the herbs,
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 moreSee 2 more doctor 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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dx of exclusion: Pcos is a DX of exclusion where a female has hyperandrogenism and oligo/amenorrhea in the absence of another endocrine disorder like androgen secreting tumor, cushing's syndrome, cah, etc. Most females are Insulin resistant as well. Depending on which criteria you look at, ovarian cysts don't necessarily have to be part of the diagnosis. Pcos is a very old term and somewhat outdated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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