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To what degree does a hysterectomy and oophorectomy influence hirsutism?

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Dr. Patrick Weix
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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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.
Dr. Patrick Weix
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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.
Dr. Samuel Freedman
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology

In brief: May improve

Removing the source of hirsutism may improve the clinical manifestations of it provided that the dysfunctional hormone source is from your ovaries.
The adrenal glands can also cause hirsutism in some patients. Please discuss with your doctor.

In brief: May improve

Removing the source of hirsutism may improve the clinical manifestations of it provided that the dysfunctional hormone source is from your ovaries.
The adrenal glands can also cause hirsutism in some patients. Please discuss with your doctor.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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