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Overproductive ovaries

Overproductive ovaries
If the ovaries produce too much androgen (male hormones such as testosterone) a woman may develop certain male characteristics. This ovarian imbalance can be caused by tumors in the ovaries or adrenal glands, or polycystic ovarydisease. Virilization may include growth of excess body and facial hair, amenorrhea (loss of menstrual period) and changes in body contour.




Review Date: 1/24/2013
Reviewed By: Harvey Simon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Senior Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital.
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