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To what degree does a hysterectomy and oophorectomy influence hirsutism?

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Dr. Patrick Weix
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: None, usually.

Unless you have a rare ovarian tumor that makes male hormones, usually a hyst and oophorectomy don't influence hirsutism. Some women on estrogen only hormone replacement will increase their blood levels of shbg (sex-hormone binding globulin) enough to decrease the free levels of androgens in the blood, so they might notice some decrease over several months.

In brief: None, usually.

Unless you have a rare ovarian tumor that makes male hormones, usually a hyst and oophorectomy don't influence hirsutism. Some women on estrogen only hormone replacement will increase their blood levels of shbg (sex-hormone binding globulin) enough to decrease the free levels of androgens in the blood, so they might notice some decrease over several months.
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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics

In brief: PCOSOvarian

If it was due to pcos it may improve dramatically.
Follow androgen levels. Adrenal disorders can also cause hirsutism which would not be affected.

In brief: PCOSOvarian

If it was due to pcos it may improve dramatically.
Follow androgen levels. Adrenal disorders can also cause hirsutism which would not be affected.
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