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Im on medications like ginette 35, finasteride and aldactone (spironolactone).Will i be able to take a 24 hour free cortisol test?Will my medications affect the result

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Test will work

Hi. Your BCP, finasteride, and spironolactone will not interfere with your 24-hour urinary cortisol test.
PCOS is a "diagnosis of exclusion", meaning things like Cushing's may need to be excluded for PCOS to be a valid diagnosis. Your doctor has considered that Cushing's is possible, so has ordered the 24-hour UFC to screen for Cushing's. Good luck!

In brief: Test will work

Hi. Your BCP, finasteride, and spironolactone will not interfere with your 24-hour urinary cortisol test.
PCOS is a "diagnosis of exclusion", meaning things like Cushing's may need to be excluded for PCOS to be a valid diagnosis. Your doctor has considered that Cushing's is possible, so has ordered the 24-hour UFC to screen for Cushing's. Good luck!
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