Hormonal Abnormalities

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1. Which of these statements is false?

  • Excessive testosterone is produced from the theca cells
  • PCOS sufferers are usually aromatose deficient
  • Androstenedione is converted to estrone and testosterone is converted to estradiol
  • PCOS may show autosomal dominant familial clustering
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2. Which of these is not a differential diagnosis of PCOS?

  • Turner's Syndrome
  • Menopause
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Prolactinoma

3. Which of these statements is false?

  • Menopause is defined as amenorrhic for 1 year
  • An increase in inhibin B leads to an increase in FSH production before menopause
  • Androstenedione is converted to estrone which is a less potent type of oestrogen
  • Before menopause oestrogen is derived from stromal cells of the ovaries and adrenal glands

4. Which of these statements is true?

  • Cysts in PCOS are follicles which have been arrested at the primary follicular stage
  • PCOS sufferers usually have a high LH level
  • PCOS sufferers usually have a low oestrogen level
  • Insulin increases androgen release from the granulosa cells

5. Which of these statements is true of precocious puberty?

  • Severe primary hyperthyroidism may cause precocious puberty
  • Peripheral prococious puberty presents with low FSH
  • Central prococious puberty presents with low LH
  • Defined as puberty before 10 years in females

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