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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Choosing a Specialist
Determining Which Specialist is Appropriate [posted 10/21/98]
Answer: Well, there are two questions-1. Is there excessive steroid production, easily tested with 24 urine tests. 2. Does it respond to drugs like spirolactone? In general, if you do not have masculization-deeping voice, larger muscles, change of your pelvic hair distribution, it will respond to spironolactone. Your physician can do this. If the 24 hour urines are high, I would see an endocrinologist or an OB who subspecialized in endocrine(fairly common in larger cities). Lastly, plastic surgery/dermatology can ruby lazer them off permanently, but it is expensive.