Diagnosis

Tests that measure the amount of certain hormones in your blood, including testosterone or other testosterone-like hormones, might help determine whether elevated androgen levels are causing your hirsutism. If so, your doctor might recommend an ultrasound or a CT scan to check your ovaries and adrenal glands for tumors or cysts.

Your doctor might also examine your abdomen and do a pelvic exam to look for masses that could indicate a tumor.

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