High androgen in females

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Avatar n tn It is pretty common in Mediterranean cultures for females to have more hair than females of other cultures. On some days, I can deal with the fact that I have Hirsutism, on other days, I feel really depressed and alone. A few weeks ago I gathered the courage to go to my PCP and tell him about my condition. He automatically sent me to the lab for blood work. He said the tests would be extensive. Yesterday I went to his office and he reviewed the results carefully. Luckily, I do not have PCOS.
1208452 tn?1266336929 The hair growth or hirsuitism could be due to the higher testosterone level than is normal in females. The level can be high in androgen resistance, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, ovarian cancer, prolactin secreting tumors and polycystic ovary disease. You need to consult an endocrine specialist to rule out these problems. Treatment can be laser removal, hormone therapy and local creams. Hope this helps. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage.
Avatar f tn In women with PCOS, the ovaries make more androgens than normal. Androgens are male hormones that females also make. High levels of these hormones affect the development and release of eggs during ovulation. Researchers also think insulin may be linked to PCOS. Insulin is a hormone that controls the change of sugar, starches, and other food into energy for the body to use or store. Many women with PCOS have too much insulin in their bodies because they have problems using it.
1165843 tn?1263018569 The treatment consists of topical and oral antibiotics, tretinoin, oral contraceptives in females and Intralesional corticosteroid injections. Very severe cases may need excision and drainage. Also the treatment has to be taken for a long time so that relapses do not occur. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist.
Avatar m tn Extremely high testosterone levels can also be caused by androgen-secreting tumors, located in adrenal glands. These are usually benign but in rare cases may also be malignant. Please keep us updated! Best of luck, E.B.
1332551 tn?1275658929 Acne is caused by high androgen levels. Androgen levels are commonly raised during times of hormonal change including puberty and after delivery of a baby. Face washes alone will not heal acne. Your doctor can prescribe a course of oral antibiotics such as Oxytetracycline 250mg twice daily and a topical retinoid cream called Differin (adapalene). Female acne patients may also benefit from taking an anti-androgen contraceptive pill like Yasmin or Diane35.
Avatar m tn Fast forward to now... I have experienced lactation (no tumors, no blood in milk, and Prolactin level was only 4 NG/ML) and chronic infections (shingles, UTIs, and yeast infections). I went to a dermatologist for severe acne and melasma on my face (dark discoloration on cheeks and forehead). My blood work results showed elevated testosterone(53 H total and 6.6 H free), elevated ANDROSTENEDIONE (260 NG/DL), low RBC 3.63 L), and SQUAMOUS EPI CELLS (6-10 H). Insulin was 3.
Avatar f tn in 2004 i had a laser facial hair removal treatment that didnt work at all. actually the hair got only worst and it left me with black spots that wont go untill now. and the worst part is i tried all the possibles ways of hair removal that doesnt get my skin to irritate and i couldnt find anything. the result: dark spots resulting from the laser treatment, spots from acne, and spots from irritated skin after every hair removal procedure.
Avatar n tn Hi. Oral antibiotics are widely prescribed for acne. It is unlikely this medicine has damaged your liver, but ask your doctor for a liver function test if you are concerned. Alternative treatments include topical retinoids such as Differin, topical antibiotics such as Duac, or oral tetracyclines such as Oxytetracycline. Discuss these with your doctor. You don't state your gender, but female acne patients will benefit from taking an anti-androgen contraceptive pill such as Yasmin or Diane35.
Avatar n tn Dermatologists have found the most effective topical prescription gel to be Differin especially when used in conjunction with oral antibiotics or an anti-androgen contraceptive pill like Diane35 (females only). Also check out our Acne forum.
Avatar f tn HI, I suffer from severe migraines, my gyno tested my blood and have found my DHEA is really low ( 441 ng/ml) (normal values 1000-4300). The rest of hormones are in the limit for my age ( i am a 28 year old female) Prolactine: limit high 21.4 ng/ml ,estradiol 24 pg/ml (limit low), plasmatic testosterone 0.2 ng/ml ( limit low). So i was wondering what should i do??? my gyno says it would be bad if DHEA was high, but i don´t feel ok. And my headaches are driving me mad.
Avatar f tn But have never conceived with any other partners in the past. Went to the dr. They say i have symptoms of pcos (facial hair and acne) they tested me and my DHEAS LEVEL and TESTOSTERONE were kinda high but all my other hormones were fine. So they started me on SPRINTEC N SPIRONPROLACTONE and i was wondering will this help or do i need to try METFORMIN OR CLOMID.... i also have a cyst on my right ovary. What is the next step for me.
5274485 tn?1385860167 Some states take developmental disorders in BOTH girls and boys very seriously. I am thankful to live in one of those states. Despite this I do have to say that my daughter is the only girl her age at the clinic where she receives therapy and the only one in her autism class at school in Kindergarten. There is absolutely something to be said about girls needing more dxs.
Avatar n tn A few questions....1. Where do genital warts most commonly appear in females? I know it is possible, but is the mons pubis a common area for them to come up? I have white little patches of skin I just noticed recently there. Also 2. Are genital warts able to be seen even if skin is flat? The only time I can really see these bumps is if I pinch the skin together. All they really look like are white patches of skin. 3. How do genital warts feel to touch?
4043310 tn?1355912647 My cousin just gave me high hopes she looked at me today and said my face has changed again. In my family all the females get fat faces and swollen.noses when pregnant and two or three days before they go into labour there faces just change suddenly. Accordin to my cousin she believes am havin the baby in next two days because my face has changed so mayb I wont see my inducin date after all!
Avatar f tn my bd new girl friend really tryn to find her way to keep him from me she done put a protective order on me she keep lien to him sayn I'm playing on her phone I keep telling her I'm not going no were I'm here he even said he knows she lien but what really pissed me off was cause she said she was going to to spit in my child's face when I have her n I know I'm not going to b satisfied till I hurt her cuz she keep carrying on she having ppl ride pass my house posting things on
Avatar f tn Does excess androgen show up in a simple blood test?
Avatar f tn like in your vagina the part thats suppose to be open, isnt opened up yet and im 14, is there something wrong with me??????????
Avatar m tn Hirsutism is defined as the excessive hair growth in an androgen dependent pattern where hair growth in women is usually minimal or absent (eg: face, chest, and areolaeas) as a result of increased androgen production, increased skin sensitivity to androgens, or both.
Avatar f tn If a man cums in the girls v then its gonna keeping coming out of it untill the amount of sperm the man put inside of you is done
666357 tn?1225318814 Androgens are the hormones responsible for stimulating the grease-glands in your skin. If you have high levels of androgens or are particularly sensitive to their effects you may get acne. Eloise.
Avatar f tn Every single birth control that contains high androgen index progestins can cause hair loss. Stop telling women Plan B and birth control pills don’t cause hair loss. They do. The more doctors that understand this - the less of a problem women will have as they can make an informed choice. Please do your research. A simple search on any big BCP air IUD containing high androgen index progestins will show you this. Mirena, Plan B, Loestrin and many more.
Avatar f tn I was wondering if any of this is a symptom of high cortisol. I have to do a 24 urine saliva test and 2 blood test 8am and 4pm . Anyone have a benign tumor that caused problems ?
Avatar n tn Female acne patients will benefit from taking an anti-androgen or combined oral contraceptive pill such as Diane35 (called Dianette in the UK) or Ortho Tri-cyclen (called Cilest in the UK). It doesn't matter if she is not sexually active, doctors commonly prescribe the pill to treat acne as well as for contraception. This is because androgens (male hormones found in both male and female bodies) are responsible for stimulating the sebaceous glands and the hairs which grow from them. Eloise.
Avatar f tn Hi, I am 29 years old and I have suspect that I have PCOS. I was overweight/obese as a child and teenager until my early 20s. Aged 21 I started getting excess facial/bodily hair and my weight increased to its highest (can't remember what but I was a UK size 18/US size 22). Then aged 22 my periods went from being 5 days long, 3 days heavy 2 light to lasting just 3 days, none particularly heavy.
Avatar m tn i am a guy. but i there's a small lump in my right areola(??) sometimes it's painful when touch. do men get breast cancer? ... will the lump eventually disappear or need to be surgically removed. i appreciate any professional opinions.