Last reviewed: June 2019
Last updated: November  2018

Summary

Differentials

Common

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Idiopathic hirsutism

Uncommon

  • Hyperprolactinaemia
  • Non-classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia
  • Cushing's syndrome (benign)
  • Androgenic medications
  • Androgen-secreting ovarian tumour
  • Ovarian hyperthecosis
  • Adrenocortical carcinoma

Contributors

Authors VIEW ALL

Professor of Medicine

Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar

Qatar Foundation

Education City

Doha

Qatar

Disclosures

SLA has received funds for an investigator-initiated study from Novo Nordisk and is also an educational speaker for the company.

Professor of Endocrinology/Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist

Academic Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Hull York Medical School

Michael White Diabetes Centre

Hull Royal Infirmary

Hull

UK

Disclosures

TS declares that he has no competing interests.

Dr Stephen L. Atkin and Dr Thozhukat Sathyapalan would like to gratefully acknowledge Dr Shehzad Basaria and Dr Milena Braga-Basaria, the previous contributors to this topic. SB and MBB declare that they have no competing interests.

Peer reviewers VIEW ALL

Professor of Investigative Endocrinology

University College

Dublin

Ireland

Disclosures

JM declares that he has no competing interests.

Director

Endocrinology

Department of Internal Medicine

VA Medical Center

University of Iowa

Iowa City

IA

Disclosures

UK declares that he has no competing interests.

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