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Question: Hirusitsm in teenager with high androegn level?


 Lilytom - Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:46 pm

I'm 17, female, suffering from excess hair growth on face, chin, chest, abdomen and upper thighs. Done blood tests for FSH, LH and Prolactin, which were in a normal level.
Later did blood tests for progestrone and DHEAS and serum testosterone. The progestrone level is within normal ranges but androgen level is fairly high. Is hormone medication dangerous in my age? Are antiandrogens recommended? Is it preferable to have an ultra sound scan to check if the ovaries are functioning properly? Please help, it would be greatly appreciated.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:55 am

User avatar Hello,
It is possible you are suffering from PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). This can be effectively treated. Antiandrogens can also be used with caution so you should follow up with your doctor. Also, if you are sexually active you should be cautious about medications you take. Hormonal treatments when indicated are not harmful at your age and getting these in control, helping your symptoms can be a real boost to your self esteem.

Best wishes.

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