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What symptoms does someone with congenital adrenal hyperplasia have?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
9 doctors agree

In brief: CAH

This is due to the lack of an enzyme needed for the adrenals to make cortisol and aldosterone.
The body then uses the precursors to make androgen (male hormones) instead. Symptoms for girls: deep voice, abnormal menstruation, early appearance of pubic/armpit hairs, genitials looking both male and female...For boys: deep voice, enlarged penis, small testes, early appearance of pubic, armpit hair...

In brief: CAH

This is due to the lack of an enzyme needed for the adrenals to make cortisol and aldosterone.
The body then uses the precursors to make androgen (male hormones) instead. Symptoms for girls: deep voice, abnormal menstruation, early appearance of pubic/armpit hairs, genitials looking both male and female...For boys: deep voice, enlarged penis, small testes, early appearance of pubic, armpit hair...
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Robert Dons
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: CAH symptoms

In females, it depends on whether it's classical or not.
In classicals there is more severe early onset salt wasting and genital ambiguity. Much more common late onset non-classicals with lesser adrenal enzyme deficiencies have excessive hair growth, virilization, oligomenorrhea, and/or inferlility.

In brief: CAH symptoms

In females, it depends on whether it's classical or not.
In classicals there is more severe early onset salt wasting and genital ambiguity. Much more common late onset non-classicals with lesser adrenal enzyme deficiencies have excessive hair growth, virilization, oligomenorrhea, and/or inferlility.
Dr. Robert Dons
Dr. Robert Dons
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