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Hirsutism - red flag symptoms

Hirsutism - red flag symptoms

Format

Red flags

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

June 24, 2015

Updated

June 24, 2015

Programme Description

This article by Dr Pipin Singh
 examines the possible causes of hirsutism and how to manage the presentation of this symptom. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include taking a thorough history, primary care investigations such as hormonal profile, serum or urinary cortisol and neck ultrasound, and when to refer.

Educational Objectives

After reading this article the healthcare professional should be better able to:
  • List the red flag symptoms associated with hirsutism
  • Take a relevant history and examine a patient with hirsutism
  • Investigate to determine the cause of hirsutism
  • Make an appropriate referral
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Dr Pipin Singh

    GP
    
Northumberland
    
United Kingdom

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan
    GP
    London
    United Kingdom

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    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time. This activity is offered at no cost.

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