How is androgen insensitivity diagnosed?
- Complete androgen insensitivity is usually not diagnosed before puberty, unless a lump is felt in the groin or abdomen and it turns out to be a testicle during surgery. Usually, androgen insensitivity is diagnosed only after a young woman discovers that she hasn't started menstruation.
- Partial androgen insensitivity is usually discovered earlier in life because the baby will have ambiguous genitalia.
- A physician may use the following diagnostic tests to diagnose androgen insensitivity:
- genetic testing
- blood work to check the levels of testosterone, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH)
- pelvic ultrasound