Why do female patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia not have male internal genitalia?

TheyAreFemaleKaryoty. Females with congenital adrenal Hyperplasia severe variety may have large clitoris and external genitalia may look like male but they are Female Karyotype on Chromosome exam and internal organs are female It is due to exposure to high concentration of Androgens in utero.

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May I ask what are the effects of late Congenital adrenal hyperplasia medication at 6 years old?

Varies. This situation is extremely serious even if the illness is mild. There are various ways of treating it, but you need to discuss this with Junior's physician. I am glad it was diagnosed. Read more...

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia Endocrinologist has changed my Prednisolone from 2mg night 2mg morn'. To 2mg morin' only. Can I reduce it more?

Endocrinologist deci. It seems you are doing well, you adrenal functions are getting better.Two mg dose is minimal dose you need at present , to reduce it further is too early to decide. Your endocrinologist may decide about later on after doing some blood test . Read more...

I have Salt Wasting Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. During an server illness the dr's couldn't get blood so cut my ankles open. Why did they do this? Thanks

IV access. It sounds like they had to have reliable access to a superficial vein to put a needle or thread a catheter into your ankle vein to replenish your body with fluids and electrolytes that it lost because of your illness. Read more...
Venous access. I would assume that when you said they "couldn't get blood" you also meant that they couldn't get an IV. The large veins at the ankle have traditionally been used to obtain emergency venous access. It's called a venous cut down. Typically in the US we use ultrasound to place difficult IVs. In an emergency situation we sometimes drill a needle directly into a bone. . Read more...

I take 2mg Prednisolone am can I reduce this to 1mg am? I have congenital adrenal hyperplasia. I used to take 2mg on 2mg am

Ask your doctor. Do not adjust your dose of Prednisolone without discussing it with your doctor. The effects of lowering the medication too quickly to making your levels too low can make you very sick. Read more...

Ever since the pediatrician diagnosed congenital adrenal hyperplasia in my daughter, I have been losing sleep. What does it mean?

Confirmed?? get info. The screen for cah in my state is occasionally a false positive. If the defect has been confirmed, most states will have a program where you have metabolic centers that specialize in educating & elaborating the meaning of this DX for you and your child.There are variations of this DX & the life impact & rx varies. Contact your dr & set up a concsultation with the best info source you can find. Read more...
Missing enzyme. Cah (and there are diff.Types) is the absence or deficiency of an enzyme needed for cortisol production. The pituitary tries to stimulate the adrenals to make cortisol, but the "building blocks" accumulate and get converted to other hormones. The treatment is steroids. Read more...

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Testosterone was at 4nmol/l (normal up2 1.5) concerned I'm receding hairline. Will it stop once its under control?

CAh. The question is: is your CAH controlled or not. It looks like it is not well controlled. You need to see you endocrinologist to make sure you are treated appropriately . Read more...