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Is androgen insensitivity like hermaphrodite?

Is androgen insensitivity like hermaphrodite?

No: Androgen insensitivity means that the receptors for testosterone type of hormones (t) cannot respond to t stimulation. In more severe cases infants with xy chromosomes (typically male) may develop female genitalia during fetal development because if this. They are likely to be raised as females with a diagnosis only coming after they don't get sexual hair or periods. ...Read more

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Is male sterility reversible?

Is male sterility reversible?

Sometimes: Two broad categories: decrease or no sperm production or obstruction in the ducts that convey sperm from testes to outside. The treatment generally is: if there are sperm in the ejaculate they can be used for insemination or ivf with intracytoplasmic sperm injection into the egg. No medicine or surgery prove effective so far. ...Read more

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Does FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) fluctuate in men too?

Does FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) fluctuate in men too?

Yes: The hypothalamus making a gonadotrophic hormone to stimulate lh and fsh also secretes episodically. ...Read more

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Does testosterone influence body hair growth?

Does testosterone influence body hair growth?

Kinda, sorta: Body hair doesn't necessarily reflect testosterone levels which vary quite a bit during the day. However, higher testosterone is wasted as dihydrotestosterone which can cause loss of scalp hair. Genetics, as in family & ethnicity, probably have more to do w/body, facial & scalp hair. Of course, excess t in women can cause unwanted facial hair. ...Read more

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How spironolactone decreases testosterone production in a pcos woman?

How spironolactone decreases testosterone production in a pcos woman?

It doesn't: Spironolactone is a diuretic that also happens to block testosterone receptors in hair follicles. Since many women with P COS experience some degree of hirsutism as a result of the elevated testosterone common with PCOS the Spironolactone is prescribed to block the receptors to prevent those hair changes. The testosterone production can be decreased by suppressing the ovaries with OCP's. ...Read more

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Male pattern baldness treatment?

Male pattern baldness treatment?

Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia: These are the two most commonly recommended regimens under the guidance of dermatologists. See a doc. ...Read more

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Does insulin resistance affect fertility hormones such as fsh, estradiol?

Does insulin resistance affect fertility hormones such as fsh, estradiol?

To some extent!: The single most common abnormality is a slightly high or borderline total testosterone and significantly increased free testosterone due to a low sex hormone binding globulin in females. Estrogen is unaffected! however, because of increased intra-abdominal fat which contains cyclic aromatase, which converts androsteindione to estrone and testosterone to estradiol, men have higher estrogens! ...Read more

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Are estrone, estradiol, progesterone and androstenedione all male or female hormones?

Both but: All of these hormones are produced by men and women. Estrone, Estradiol and Progesterone primarily female hormones. Androstenedione has androgenic (male like effects) and is elevated in many women with pcos. ...Read more

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Is male pattern baldness genetic?

Is male pattern baldness genetic?

Yes: The majority of cases of male pattern alopecia have a family history of baldness. It is thought to be autosomal dominant with mexed penetrance. ...Read more

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Are high testosterone men attracted to feminine or masculine females?

Are high testosterone men attracted to feminine or masculine females?

Unknown: Interesting question, but I know of no studies that have looked to answer this question. Testosterone increases male libido, but I doubt that it changes ones sexual preferences. ...Read more

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Can growth hormone deficiency affect testosterone levels?

Can growth hormone deficiency affect testosterone levels?

Likely: There are gh receptors, igf-1 and gh releasing hormone receptors on the leydig cells. Boys born gh deficient have micro penis often. Their testes don't respond normally to lh during gestation. Pubertal development is hampered by gh deficiency until replaced. Men with gh deficiency can have impaired fertility. Replacing gh increases seminal fluid. Not sure if testo levels change +/- gh in adults. ...Read more

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Can growth hormone deficiency affect testosterone levels?

Can growth hormone deficiency affect testosterone levels?

To some extent: Decline in hgh can lower the production of several other hormones to some extent. Aging is accompaned by declining testosterone levels also. Referred to as andropause. The decline is not as swift and dramatic as womens menopause, but it does cause symptoms that are reversed with testostterone replacement. ...Read more

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Is male pattern baldness always genetic?

Pattern Hair Loss: Male patterned baldness, androgenetic alopecia, is a genetic disease that causes hair loss in certain areas of the scalp, in certain people, usually males. It may not be easy to figure out the genetic link, from either maternal or paternal side of the family. It occurs usually only when there are male hormones, and so young men get it, and older, post menopausal women, who no longer make estrogens. ...Read more

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What is main reason women lose hair? Female hormones, genes, stress

What is main reason women lose hair? Female hormones, genes, stress

Yes to all and more: They all can be significant factors; individuals may have more of one than the other. Nutritional deficiencies-usually iron or protein can be a factor. Thyroid hormone issues can as well. Other disorders have hair loss as part of the picture, e.g. Lupus. Meds can do it as well. ...Read more