E28.1: Ovarian dysfunction: Androgen excess

Your ovaries are not working properly. You have too many male sex hormones in your body. Your menstruation may be changed.

There are two ovaries in the body. The ovaries are influenced by regulating messenger substances from the brain. The ovaries themselves create various sex hormones. These include female and male sex hormones. The sex hormones affect the female cycle, fat distribution in the body, skin and hairiness, for example.

Your ovaries are creating too many of what are commonly called male sex hormones. These hormones are called androgens. Too many such hormones can change the female cycle, make it occur less often or cause it to disappear. It is also possible for instance that body hair will increase or the hair on the head will fall out.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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