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Can a doctor help my child's androgen insensitivity syndrome symptoms?

If your child has symptoms that may be caused by androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS), you should talk to your doctor. Usually, young children with complete AIS don't have any noticeable symptoms, other than occasionally a lump in their abdomen. As children with AIS get older and go through puberty, symptoms will become more noticeable - a girl with AIS won't have much pubic hair, and she won't go through menstruation. Children with partial AIS have much more noticeable symptoms that usually include ambiguous genitals or physical characteristics of both males and females. If you notice any of these symptoms, it's a good idea to talk to your doctor.

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