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What are the symptoms of androgen insensitivity syndrome?

The symptoms of androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) may vary depending on the type of AIS a person has. People with complete AIS often don't really have any noticeable symptoms. As young children, the only noticeable symptom might be a bulge in their abdomens or groins, which is caused by the internal testes. People with complete AIS usually have all the normal characteristics of females but have very little pubic hair. Puberty is usually the first time that any symptoms are noticeable, because complete AIS will cause people to develop breasts but they won't experience menstruation. People with partial AIS may notice symptoms earlier in life. Depending on the degree of insensitivity to androgen, people with partial AIS may have physical characteristics of both females and males, and their genitalia may be ambiguous.

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