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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Spinonolactone
Answer: Spironolactone is the drug of choice for this. First ensure that you do not have a virilizing tumor(urine collection of 17 Keto steroids). Get an ultrasound to look for cyts. Lastly, the lazer treatments do work if used correctly, but are expensive. Spirolactone is less expensive and will hold things for awhile. P.S. you are still beautiful I suspect.
Spinonolactone & Tumors
Answer: Spironolactone has an A ring similar to estrogen. Consequently, patients who take it can experience estrogen like side effects. These include breast enlargement, vaginal cytology changes etc. I am not aware of any incidence of adenomas on this drug.
Answer: Spironolactone is usually used as a potassium sparing diuretic. Due, to similarity in structure with one of the steroid rings of estrogen it tends to have estrogen like side effects. These include breast enlargement or tenderness, decrease in acne, and possible improvement in osteoporosis. Side effects are usually the above and the drug is occasionally given for these side effects; that is, decreasing acne or hair production in women.