If your periods are irregular, a pregnancy test should be done.
Changes in the growth pattern of your hair or the development of acne may be enough for your doctor to determine that you have a high level of androgen (testosterone) hormones. If not, blood tests can detect high androgen levels. A blood test may also be used to check the level of prolactin, which is a hormone produced in the brain's pituitary gland. Very high prolactin levels can be caused by a pituitary gland tumor, and...Read more
Oophorectomy (the surgical removal of a woman’s ovaries) is a procedure women may opt to undergo for a number of reasons, including... Read more »
If you plan to undergo prophylactic ovary removal, you may wish to ask your surgeon the following questions: How often do you perform prophylactic... Read more »