Virilization: Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis
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What causes virilism? 2 possible conditions

Virilization is a condition in which women develop male-pattern hair growth and other masculine physical traits. Women with virilization often have an imbalance in sex hormones, such as estrogen and male sex hormones, or androgens, like testosterone. Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.


Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in which a woman's levels of the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone are out of balance. This leads to the growth of ovarian cysts.

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Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma

Adrenal cortical carcinoma is a rare disease caused by a cancerous growth in the adrenal cortex.

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