Endocrinology Questions? Ask an Endicrinologist for Answers ASAP
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she should see an endocrinologist doctor and be checked for polycystic ovarian syndrome where her ovaries could be producing too much androgens (testosterone).
she may benefit from going on metformin to help improve her body's sensitivity to insulin she is making on her own.
more steroids most likely would not help.
that is unfortunate that her had a bad experience with an endocrinologist before.
PCOS is still a very poorly understood medical condition.
here is a recent good NEJM article about it.
hopefully she can find another endocrinologist who would be more willing to treat her
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