Presence of excessive terminal (coarse, pigmented) hair of body and face, in a male pattern
May be present in normal adults as an ethnic characteristic or may develop as a result of a...
Severity, time course, and age of onset of hirsutism
Psychosocial impact on patient
Menstrual and fertility history, anovulation (defined as ovulatory cycle >35 days)
Treatment in mild hirsutism depends on patient preference and psychosocial effect.
If patient desires pregnancy, induction of ovulation may be necessary.
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E28.2 Polycystic ovarian syndrome
256.4 Polycystic ovaries
399939002 Hirsutism (disorder)
69878008 Polycystic ovaries (disorder)
PCOS is the most common cause of hirsutism (diagnosed with two out of three: menstrual dysfunction, clinical or biochemical hyperandrogenemia, polycystic ovaries on US).
Diagnosis is cl...
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