Methods: This double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical trial study was conducted at a private clinic in Babol, Iran, between June 2012 and July 2013, and comprised women with idiopathic hirsutism
4 Hirsutism occurring in the presence of normal ovulation and menstruation is termed as idiopathic hirsutism
is characterized by normal androgen concentration and lack of identifiable underlying disorders4 .
Androgen excess is the cardinal underlying phenomenon in a variety of disorders in females particularly PCOS, idiopathic hirsutism
, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, and ovarian/adrenal neoplasms, as well as insulin resistance.
Prevalence of polycystic ovaries in women with anovulation and idiopathic hirsutism
Prostatic-specific antigen and idiopathic hirsutism
There is a myth that perhaps the most common cause of hirsutism is idiopathic hirsutism
, and that is incorrect," said Dr.
is defined as the occurrence of excessive male pattern hair growth in women who have a normal ovulatory menstrual cycle and normal levels of serum androgens.
Biomedical versus cultural constructions of abnormality: The case of idiopathic hirsutism
in the United States.
Sixty females 18 to 40 years of age having moderate to severe idiopathic hirsutism
using Ferriman and Gallwey scoring (FGS) system were entered in the study.
1,2 Polycystic ovaries are one of the most frequent cause of hirsutism which affect 4-3,4 Women with idiopathic hirsutism
have normal menstrual cycle and androgen levels5 whereas women with hirsutism and oligo/oligohypomenorrhea represent one of the presentation of polycystic ovaries, as polycystic ovary syndrome reflects multiple etiology and variable presentation.
5 The clinical characteristics of non-classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia (NC-CAH) do not differ markedly from those in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome or idiopathic hirsutism