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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
YES: The sources for androstenedione are the adrenal glands, ovaries, and testes.

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience in Rheumatology
Depends: The values have a wide range of values and depends where you are in your menstrual cycle.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Steroid precursor: Androstenedione is a precursor to naturally occurring steroid (testosterone). The rationale behind using it as a supplement is that if you provide you ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Greenly
36 years experience in Family Medicine
"andro": Androstenedione was being marketed as an over the counter suppliment to increase serum testosterone levels. I am not sure of its effectiveness, but i ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience in Rheumatology
Varies: For a woman in your twenties it varies where you may be in your cycle. For example, women postmenopausal have values ranging from 20-75 ng/dl. If you ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Highest level: of androstenedione during pregnancy is generally seen at 40 weeks and then typically falls to normal again within the first few days after giving birt ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
Check with that lab: different labs use different scales. Also, the lab would likely have normal values based on age. Every lab result I've seen has that evaluation (norm ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Shahzad
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Delivery: if baby is a boy, the level may drop after delivery
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Different things: Females can have elevated prolactin levels as a result of elevated androgens (from pcos or cah, for example). Or, when prolactin levels are high enou ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
High levels: Unlikely. If you are indeed hypothyroid your doctor should be prescribing replacement of thyroxine. What makes you ask about "androstenedione? Did an ... Read More
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