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:
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Hirsutism

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:
frequent colds/flus
history of adolescent acne
hyperthyroidism
severe sexual abuse during childhood
fatigue after slight exertion
often/always feeling unusually cold
chronic thyroiditis
having a CFS diagnosis
hair loss on lower legs
unusual vaginal bleeding
excessive thirst
sugar/sweet craving
... and more than 40 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
Hirsutism 96% Confirm
Adrenal Fatigue 69% 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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