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Does Cushing's syndrome affect men differently than women?

Yes, Cushing's syndrome does affect men differently than women. Women may experience a lack of menstruation or an irregular menstrual period. Also, women may bald or grow more facial hair as well as body hair. A man may experience erectile dysfunction.

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