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Can women with androgen insensitivity syndrome get pregnant?

Can women with androgen insensitivity syndrome get pregnant?

No: Women with androgen insensitivity do not have internal female organs-- no uterus or fallopian tubes. Their gonads are testes, not ovaries. Externally, they have the appearance of normal females, but do not develop pubic or underarm hair. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Do women with androgen insensitivity syndrome have normal periods?

Do women with androgen insensitivity syndrome have normal periods?

No.: During puberty, girls with androgen insensitivity syndrome don't develop secondary sexual characteristics that require testosterone such as axillary or pubic hair. Since estrogen is present, they grow breasts and develop a thin waist with larger hips, but don't have periods since they lack a uterus. Most often, lack of periods by age 15 or 16 leads to the diagnosis. They cannot become pregnant. ...Read more

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Are the women with polycystic ovarian syndrome fertile?

Are the women with polycystic ovarian syndrome fertile?

PCOS & Fertilty: Pcos is a disorder with infrequent ovulation as a hallmark. Because ovulation occurs at times, some women will get pregnant without help. If you need help with medication then medication is very successful. The success rate is lower than you might think and at ivf we often find poor egg quality as the likely cause. If you are overweight, then get as close to nl as possible. See a fertility doc. ...Read more

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Are people with androgen insensitivity syndrome intersex?

Variable features: Androgen insensitivity may lead to a normal looking female or, with partial insensitivity, testicles may be present. If a female, she will be infertile. Go to pubmed health for more detailed information. ...Read more

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Does anyone famous have androgen insensitivity syndrome?

Does anyone famous have androgen insensitivity syndrome?

I bet you the answer: To that is yes, but i'm not sure they'll do a commercial about it... ...Read more

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Why can't people with androgen insensitivity syndrome handle testosterone?

Resistant to it: There is a genetic resistance to testosterone which can be partial or complete. Go to pubmed health for a detailed explanation. ...Read more

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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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What is partial androgen insensitivity syndrome?

It's complicated!: Patient born with poor testosterone action, so a male patient is female-appearing, and is usually raised by the family as a female. Big changes at puberty, however, with breast development, but also enlargement of the clitoris which can be quite alarming, and other male sex characteristics. Removal of the testicles can preserve female body identity and appearance in this disorder. ...Read more

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What causes underdeveloped breasts in women w/ pcos, I have all normal hormones/no elevated androgens/normal ratios but poly. Cys. Ovaries/acne/hirsu?

What causes underdeveloped breasts in women w/ pcos, I have all normal hormones/no elevated androgens/normal ratios but poly. Cys. Ovaries/acne/hirsu?

Although the levels : Of hormones are normal, i suspect the bioavailability or functionality of these hormones are still off - with higher testosterone and lower estrogen bioavailability. This may explain the underdeveloped breasts. Take care! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/women/tc/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos-topic-overview?Page=1. ...Read more

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Which diets should women who have pcos(polycystic ovarion syndrome) on, if any?

Which diets should women who have pcos(polycystic ovarion syndrome) on, if any?

Low carbs: Many women with pcos have a problem with how they handle sugars called Insulin resistance and benefit from a low carbohydrate diet. ...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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Is it true that females with polycystic ovary syndrome are infertile?

Is it true that females with polycystic ovary syndrome are infertile?

No: How difficult it is to get pregnant depends on your periods. If they are regular then you are likely fine. If you rarely or never get them then likely you will need fertility treatment to get pregnant. But usually this is quit easy and very successful;l. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) and hirsuitismplease help?

PCOS: Pcos is generally best treated by a board certified reproductive endocrinologist. He/she should have gone through special training in the diagnosis and treatment of pcos. ...Read more

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Polycystic ovarian disease ever experience pregnancy?

Polycystic ovarian disease ever experience pregnancy?

Yes!: Many women with pcos do conceive on their own, especially if they are healthy and maintain a proper diet and exercise program. If they need help, our treatments are phenomenally successful! ...Read more

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Is there high FSH in males with klinefelter's syndrome?

Is there high FSH in males with klinefelter's syndrome?

Usually: The gonadotropin factors FSH & lh are usually increased in thease kids after 10-12 yrs of age when early adolescence would normally begin. ...Read more

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What age do you suspect androgen insensitivity syndrome?

What age do you suspect androgen insensitivity syndrome?

Puberty: Usually, xy babies are born looking like healthy baby girls. During puberty, however, they don't develop secondary sexual characteristics that require testosterone such as axillary or pubic hair. Since estrogen is present, they grow breasts and develop a thin waist with larger hips, but don't have periods since they lack a uterus. Most often, lack of periods by age 15 or 16 leads to the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Misdiagnosed pcos? Pco seen on ultrasound, LH higher than FSH during luteal phase. Some irregular periods but no other symptoms. Androgens not tested.

Dr. Raj Syal Dr. Syal
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Second opinion: Pcos can be confusing to diagnose, there are different guidelines for making the diagnosis. Also, early pcos can be very mild and difficult to diagnose. ...Read more

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Why there's hirsutism in cushing's syndrome?

Adrenal androgens: When the adrenals are stimulated, they make cortisol, but also androgens, like DHEA-S, which causes hirsutism in women. ...Read more

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Do gay men and woman have similar hormone levels?

Do gay men and woman have similar hormone levels?

Not cause theyre gay: Men and women have very different sex hormone profiles but similar levels of other hormones. Gay people's hormone profiles are no different from heterosexuals when matched for age & gender. So estrogen levels in a gay woman are the same as a straight woman her age and testosterone in gay males is the same as in straight men but both hormones exist at radically different levels in males vs. females ...Read more

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Can women with androgen insensitivity syndrome get pregnant?

No: Women with androgen insensitivity do not have internal female organs-- no uterus or fallopian tubes. Their gonads are testes, not ovaries. Externally, they have the appearance of normal females, but do not develop pubic or underarm hair. ...Read more

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Do women with androgen insensitivity syndrome have normal periods?

No.: During puberty, girls with androgen insensitivity syndrome don't develop secondary sexual characteristics that require testosterone such as axillary or pubic hair. Since estrogen is present, they grow breasts and develop a thin waist with larger hips, but don't have periods since they lack a uterus. Most often, lack of periods by age 15 or 16 leads to the diagnosis. They cannot become pregnant. ...Read more

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What does androgen insensitivity syndrome mean?

What does androgen insensitivity syndrome mean?

XY baby is a girl: Without testosterone (t), all babies develop as girls. So a child with 1 x & 1 y chromosome, who would normally be a boy, would develop as a girl if no t was present. In androgen insensitivity syndrome, the t is there, but the cells are insensitive to it, and don't respond, so it's as if the t was not there at all. So an xy genetic boy baby is born looking like a normal healthy baby girl. ...Read more

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What age do you suspect androgen insensitivity syndrome?

Puberty: Usually, xy babies are born looking like healthy baby girls. During puberty, however, they don't develop secondary sexual characteristics that require testosterone such as axillary or pubic hair. Since estrogen is present, they grow breasts and develop a thin waist with larger hips, but don't have periods since they lack a uterus. Most often, lack of periods by age 15 or 16 leads to the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does anyone famous have androgen insensitivity syndrome?

I bet you the answer: To that is yes, but i'm not sure they'll do a commercial about it... ...Read more

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What is androgen insensitivity syndrome and how will it affect me?

A.I.S. Quick Answer: Androgen insensitivity syndrome (ais) is when a person who is genetically male (who has one x and one y chromosome) is resistant to male hormones (called androgens). As a result, the person has some or all of the physical traits of a woman, but the genetic makeup of a man. The effect of androgen insensitivity is potentially quite profound. ...Read more

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What are tests for androgen insensitivity syndrome in a young person?

It's complicated!: Androgen insensitivity syndrome is an extremely complex disorder due to failure of development in the genital area, with sometimes dramatic changes at puberty. Due to complex issues with gender, anatomy, and subsequent treatment, questions about this disorder should be addressed with a pediatric endocrinology consultation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Androgen insensitivity syndrome?

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What is the definition or description of: Androgen insensitivity syndrome?

Here are some ...: It is also called infertile male syndrome caused by androgen receptor gene mutation. As a result, such men have no or low sperm count and high or normal gonadotropin & testosterone. Testicular biopsy shows complete no germinal cell or sperm maturation arrest.
History P+ physical exam + blood testing for gonadoteopin / testosterone + testicular biopsy confirm its diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for androgen insensitivity syndrome?

What is the treatment for androgen insensitivity syndrome?

Can be Complicated: Complete ais isn't usually discovered until a girl fails to menstruate & has little or no pubic/underarm hair. No uterus, but those w/cais have intraabdominal testes which are removed because of cancer potential. Female by default as they can't respond to androgens in utero. Partial ai: babies are born with variable degrees of virilization. Assigning sex can be complicated. ...Read more

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What is androgen insensitivity syndrome? A genetic condition?

What is androgen insensitivity syndrome? A genetic condition?

Genetic: The androgen insensitivity syndrome is a genetic condition in which the cells of a genetic male (i.e. Born with an x and a y chromosome) do not respond to testosterone so that the patient develops the external bodily appearance of a female. ...Read more

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Why can't people with androgen insensitivity syndrome handle testosterone?

Resistant to it: There is a genetic resistance to testosterone which can be partial or complete. Go to pubmed health for a detailed explanation. ...Read more

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What is partial androgen insensitivity syndrome?

It's complicated!: Patient born with poor testosterone action, so a male patient is female-appearing, and is usually raised by the family as a female. Big changes at puberty, however, with breast development, but also enlargement of the clitoris which can be quite alarming, and other male sex characteristics. Removal of the testicles can preserve female body identity and appearance in this disorder. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about androgen insensitivity syndrome?

Can you tell me about androgen insensitivity syndrome?

AIS: Defects in androgen receptor function cause a disorder of sex development in which 46,XY individuals do not virilize normally, despite the presence of bilateral testes and serum testosterone concentrations within or above the normal male range. The presentation varies from Complete or Partial Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome with variable phenotypes. ...Read more

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Are people with androgen insensitivity syndrome intersex?

Variable features: Androgen insensitivity may lead to a normal looking female or, with partial insensitivity, testicles may be present. If a female, she will be infertile. Go to pubmed health for more detailed information. ...Read more

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What is androgen insensitivity syndrome in simple words possible for parents?

XY baby is a girl: Without testosterone (t), all babies develop as girls. So a child with 1 x & 1 y chromosome, who would normally be a boy, would develop as a girl if no t was present. In androgen insensitivity syndrome, the t is there, but the cells are insensitive to it, and don't respond, so it's as if the t was not there at all. So an xy genetic boy baby is born looking like a normal healthy baby girl. ...Read more

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Androgen insensitivity syndrome issue. What kind of doctor should I see about this?

An Endocrinologist: Androgen insensitivity syndrome (ais) is when a person who is genetically male (who has one x and one y chromosome) is resistant to male hormones (called androgens). As a result, the person has some or all of the physical traits of a woman, but the genetic makeup of a man. ...Read more

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I am missing a testicle from birth. I suspect Androgen Insensitivity syndrome. I am 33, are people with AIS homosexual? I feel gay, but dont know 100%

I am missing a testicle from birth. I suspect Androgen Insensitivity syndrome. I am 33, are people with AIS homosexual? I feel gay, but dont know 100%

Here are some...: Sexual orientation deviating from genetic designation largely is acquired thing. If you found some uneasiness or uncertain in interacting with opposite sex but more inclined to go along with same sex, seek professional counseling from psychologist or someone being comfortable to discuss the matters of sex orientation. ...Read more

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What happens if a girl was born with androgen insensitivity syndrome, would it be possible for her body to develop a male pelvis?

What happens if a girl was born with androgen insensitivity syndrome, would it be possible for her body to develop a male pelvis?

Complicated: This is a complicated syndrome that can not be discussed in the 400 characters HealthTap docs are allotted. I would make sure the child is followed by a good pediatric endocrinologist. He/she is best to answer the complicated questions regarding a child with androgen insensitivity. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a girl was born with androgen insensitivity syndrome, would it be possible for her body to develop a male pelvis?

Can you tell me if a girl was born with androgen insensitivity syndrome, would it be possible for her body to develop a male pelvis?

Sensitive question: There is an answer to this, but it is a sensitive subject, and should be answered by the patient's personal doctor, not in a public site such as this. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (Definition)

It is also called infertile male syndrome caused by androgen receptor gene mutation. As a result, such men have no or low sperm count and high or normal gonadotropin & testosterone. Testicular biopsy shows complete no germinal cell or sperm maturation arrest. History P+ physical exam + blood testing for gonadoteopin / testosterone + testicular ...Read more


Androgen (Definition)

Androgen refers to a family of steroid hormones that are made in our bodies that are responsible for male characteristics, sex drive, muscle growth, sexual function, and fertility. These hormones are present in women in very small amounts and in very ...Read more