Patient Guide to the Evaluation and Treatment of Hirsutism in Premenopausal Women

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Patient Guide to the Evaluation and Treatment of Hirsutism in Premenopausal Women

Description

This patient guide summarizes the clinical guidelines that help physicians evaluate and treat hirsutism in premenopausal women.

It answers the following questions:

  • Why were the guidelines written?
  • How were the guidelines developed?
  • What causes hirsutism?
  • When should androgen levels be measured in hirsute women?
  • How is hirsutism managed or treated?
  • What can you do to help your treatment process?

Developer:

The Hormone Foundation

Funding Sources:

The Hormone Foundation; The Endocrine Society

History

Release Date: 2008
Original Summary: June 2009
Last Updated: 09/25/13

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