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Can you tell me how masculine feature would appear in a women (virilization) due to a non-adrenal tumor?
Arises from ovary: While most cases of virizilization arise in females developing a tumor of the adrenal gland, on occasion a lesion of the ovary can cause this situation Less than1% of all ovarian tumors.are associated with virilization. Patients typically present with amenorrhea and rapidly worsening signs of virilization with or without mass effect and clitoromegaly, with male-pattern of alopecia . ...Read more
Virilization (Adrenal Gland Disorders) I would like to know what this means because i was just told i have it and would like to know what causes it.
Virilization Adrenal: 27F has been told she had adrenal virilizaiton and want to know what it is? Virilization means many things but especially hair growth were you don't want it in a woman and high blood pressure (HBP). Facial hair runs in families. Do women in your family have excess facial hair? If not then need to find cause in you as can be dangerous or due to a cancer. Soon you can do pictures here. Worth 1000 w. ...Read more
A patient 21-hydroxylase deficiency displays virilization and a high lab value of 17-oh-progesterone, what does that mean?
Non-classical CAH: Hi. That's the most common cause of non-classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia, non-classical CAH). Because of the sluggish enzymatic step mediated by 21-hydroxylase, adrenal androgens are made via side pathways. In women, these can cause virilization. The treatment is low dose dexamethasone to suppress the pituitary drive of the adrenals. Good luck! ...Read more
Many things: Testosterone replacment after menopause can help with libido, focus, concentration, increasing muscle mass and bone mass. When you have too much it can increase acne, oily skin, result in unwanted hair, and changes in cholesterol. It is an off label use and usually integrated physicians and age management physicians use often rather than traditional medicine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Im a 27 year old woman what would happen when I take weider prime which it is testosterone support for men?
At best, nothing ...: So I'm curious. Why would you want to take a product marketed for men? Granted it's just marketing but still. To be clear, dietary supplements are not regulated in the States, so there's no proof of effectiveness, much less safety. In fact, there's no such thing as "testosterone support" whether for men or women. It's just a way to separate you from your money. At worse, possible virilization. ...Read more
Be Careful: Not sure what you mean by low adrenal function, but dhea is a mild testosterone like steroid which could cause virilization if you're female and might even lead to some gynecomastia if you're male because of ultimate estrogen conversion as part of normal metabolic pathway. If you have adrenal insufficiency, an endocrinologist should care for you; treatment is not dhea. Dhea is not w/o side effects. ...Read more
Treat it: Don't ask why. Acne isn't really related to lifestyle or hygiene and diet is at most a minor facto. If you have other evidence of hormonal disturbance (virilization if you are a woman, cushingism), your physician will pick it up. Use topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated, if this fails after two weeks get with your physician. I was able to stop using acne rx at age 50. Best wishes. ...Read more