I was diagnosed with pcos after an untreated pelvic inflammation?

I was diagnosed with pcos after an untreated pelvic inflammation(left ovary and fallopian tube). No symptoms of pcos before the inflammation and I’m 39. I believe it triggered it. I have hair loss and my left ovary is polycystic. The right one is in good shape. I got Spiro 3 months ago. It has dropped all of my testosteron level to the lower half of the normal level but my andostenidone almost doubled on the medication. Is that something Spiro do or it isn’t normal to see this? Thank you

Age: 39
Medications: Spiro

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Dr. Javez Ernesto
Dr. Javez Ernesto

Spironolactone is an Anti-androgen and is used to treat hirsutism. It blocks female hair loss causing androgens from attaching themselves to your body. Yes, there will be effects on levels of
of androgens – testosterone in particular. Less testosterone will result in greater levels of andostenidone.


Thanks for the query..

High levels of Androgenic hormones particularly Testosterone is commonly seen in women with PCOS, as Spironolactone is an anti-androgenic drug it has helped you in reducing the levels of testosterone which inturn will help in reducing symptoms of high androgens in women like excessive hair growth or Hirsutism..

As Andostenidone is androgenic precursor its level can rise if the levels of testosterone fall too low..

However the levels of Andostenidone can also rise in some other conditions associated with adrenal galnd so once you should consult your Gynaecologist or an Endocrinologist and get yourself checked..

Hope this helps..