Androgen Excess Follow-up

Updated: Apr 03, 2017
  • Author: Mohamed Yahya Abdel-Rahman, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

When medical therapy is started, a follow-up visit should be scheduled after 1 month to evaluate the patient for side effects and reinforce the treatment plan. Follow-up thereafter can be every 3-6 months until the patient's condition is stable. Once treatment goals have been achieved, annual visits are appropriate.

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Prognosis

Therapies for most causes of androgen excess are life long. Occasionally, a woman with PCOS-related androgen excess has complete resolution after significant weight reduction. Most women, however, need continued therapy throughout their lifetime to minimize signs and symptoms of androgen excess.

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