Sobreproducción ovárica

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Sobreproducción ovárica

Sobreproducción ovárica

Si los ovarios producen demasiados andrógenos (hormonas como la testosterona), una mujer puede desarrollar características masculinas. Este desequilibrio ovárico puede ser causado por tumores en los ovarios o en las glándulas suprarrenales, o por el síndrome de ovarios poliquísticos. El hiperandrogenismo puede abarcar crecimiento del vello corporal y facial en exceso, acné, amenorrea (ausencia del período menstrual) y cambios en la forma del cuerpo. La virilización puede ocurrir con tumores ováricos y suprarrenales e incluye engrosamiento de la voz, calvicie de patrón masculino y aumento de la masa muscular.

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  • Last reviewed on 5/31/2012
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Redmond, Washington; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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