Male Characteristics In Females

What Causes Male Characteristics In Females?

Male characteristics in females can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'very minor' to 'very serious'.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose male characteristics in females, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "male characteristics in females" as a symptom.  Here are two possibilities:
  • Hirsutism
  • Adrenal Fatigue

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
low diastolic blood pressure
suspected adrenal insufficiency
weak appetite
shingles
sexual abuse during childhood
occasionally feeling unusually cold
acne worse during period
diminished perspiration
craving for salt
prednisone use
low energy/stamina
probable miscarriage
... and more than 50 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of male characteristics in females:
Cause Probability Status
Adrenal Fatigue 90% Confirm
Hirsutism 53% Possible
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Female-Specific Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about male characteristics in females:
Do you have a tendency towards male characteristics (build, breast development)?
Possible responses:
→ No / don't know
→ Moderately
→ Definitely
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate male characteristics, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
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