Elevated Sex Hormones in Dogs
Surgical neutering of intact animals is recommended, and surgical excision of any testosterone-secreting masses or neoplastic (abnormal) tissue should be performed. Controlled destruction of the adrenal gland can also be undertaken. Growth hormones may be administered, but the treatment will depend on the particular underlying cause of your dog's hyperandrogenism.
Living and Management
After the initial treatment has brought your dog's condition under control, your veterinarian will schedule follow-up appointments in order to follow the progress and to treat any further complications or underlying disorders. Your veterinarian may repeat the ACTH stimulation tests and blood tests to verify serum testosterone if it was initially high, along with standard physical exams to assure that your dog is recovering from the effects of the hyperandrogenism.
The gland around the urethra that secretes the fluid to allow sperm to move about
The gland that is found at the bottom of the brain whose job is to maintain appropriate levels of hormones in the blood
A picture of the chromosomes in any given cell as they are arranged in twos.
A procedure of imaging internal body structures by exposing film
The term for a type of medication that impacts immunity, metabolism, sexual characteristics, and other such elements of a living thing
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
Something that is artificially created
The area inside a given tissue or organ
The sex cell of male animals; created in the testicles
A term that denotes an organism that has characteristics of both male and female
The time period in which a female is receptive to male attention
A substance that causes chemical change to another
The gland that produces the hormone adrenaline and others; helps to regulate the metabolism, electrolytes, and even sexual function; also helps to regulate the way the body responds to injury, trauma, etc. The adrenal gland is found near the kidney. Also referred to as the suprarenal gland.
The hormones that stimulate growth of the body
Larger in size than normal
Denotes an animal that is still able to reproduce or is free of cuts and scrapes
Inside the uterus
The outermost part of the adrenal gland
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