Too much androgen in females

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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 It is also important to realise that we cannot say definitely who will be affected by radiation, but the risk is relatively greater in younger individuals, partucularly females and the region of the body that is being imaged. It is also possible that some of the scans have utilised a low radiation protocol which can help reduce the dose, but this is only possible with certain clinical indications.
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 f tn 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. The ovaries, where a woman’s eggs are produced, have tiny fluid-filled sacs called follicles or cysts. As the egg grows, the follicle builds up fluid.
Avatar f tn m trying not to be too impatient, but I swear if I turn up with an std my boyfriend is going to be in DEEP trouble!! In other words he'll be dissed and dismissed.
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.
5274485 tn?1385860167 I'm speaking of the fact that being Autistic in girls may show itself much differently than for males. Autism is a complex condition, and more observation is needed, because somehow, Autism in girls is not well-known as of right now. There ARE plenty of girls and women that have Autism, you know? I happen to actually know one: she goes under the name Joanne.
Avatar n tn I’m open to anywhere between 1991-1993, but I’m hoping for 1991) *mild mannered, averagely intelligent sweetheart (Ok if not mild mannered, an averagely intelligent kind person) Dave this is my new list of everything that I want in a woman. Is it good, ok, slightly too much, or too much? (It's also pretty damn specific. lol) Givens: *Doesn’t dress like a guy (eg there are only SOME females I've seen who dress like guys pretty much all the time.
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.
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 f tn The vagina is pretty much like a dead-end street for the semen, though the sperm (which are much, much smaller) will swim up into the cervix and the uterus and the tubes. However, the gush of semen is mostly the bus that takes the sperm to the cervix, where it is left behind as they swim from there. That means that when the woman stands up, or sneezes, or pees, the vagina will push out the semen.
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?
Avatar f tn I think its all funny, people getting upset about things, but were all hormonal and sometimes can't control our feelings. That's pregnancy!
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 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.
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 During the course of treatment I was perscribed Minocycline, Doxycycline, tetracycline, and sulfa based medications, all resulting in allergic reactions. I was finally placed on Accutane with positive results while taking the drug, however six months after completing treatment, the acne returned again. A year later I resumed taking Accutane, unfortunately, with the same results. At 18, I began a homeopathic course of treatment which consisted of taking a variety of vitamins each day.
393685 tn?1425812522 In fact, women may produce too much or too little of these hormones -- disorders of androgen excess and deficiency affect an estimated 5 to 10 percent of women and are among the more common hormonal disorders in women. http://www.healthywomen.
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 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 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 ve been off the t3 since wednesday and i have cut my patches in half (dr approved). I feel much better. It was just too much for me. Maybe I can work my way up to one patch. It will be interesting to see if I gain weight now that I'm off t3. That would be wonderful! I may move back to oregon. It depends on work factors. Thank you for being a life line. I wish I could do something to return the favor.
Avatar m tn I have had a hormonal imbalance for 2 years (producing too much androgen) and in that time I had gained quite a bit of weight. I am now taking Ortho Tri-Cyclen and have actually begun to FINALLY start losing weight. My weight loss is not much yet, but I was wondering if taking these birth control pills is actually the reason for my weight loss?
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.