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Is it possible to become pregnant if your DHEA level is high

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Powers
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Dhea is a precursor for over 50 other hormones, including estrogen and testosterone. Rarely would it prevent pregnancy unless it leads to such high l ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Workman
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Yes: Elevated DHEA (dihydroepiadrosterone, a testosterone precursor) can lead to miscarriage and to prevention of ovulation. This is not something that oc ... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
45 years experience Endocrinology
First why elevated?: B"sd DHEAS is the highest concentration steroid hormone. From it is formed all the steroids, including estrogen and progesterone. It can also be ass ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Testosterone: Has any doctor documented that you have an elevated testosterone? Very unlikely if you are pregnant.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Pregnant: Pregnant at age fifty can work out just fine but you need to see your obstetrician regularly. Obstetricians really know what they are doing to help yo ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liuska Pesce
23 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Depends on the dose: Very high dose steroids can decrease the secretion of tsh, the hormone that makes the thyroid make more thyroid hormone. They can also decrease the c ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
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30 years experience Geriatrics
Unprotected sex: Ignore high DHEA. If you want to get pregnant, engage in unprotected sex. See your FamilyDoc for preconception counseling & to review chronic cond ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Katz
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Definitely Possible: I can not answer the question as to how, but you can get pregnant with an elevated DHEA (or DHEA-S). The answer as to how depends on the cause and the ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Dex: You must either go back and see your doctor or find another doctor. A doctor should not (must not!) prescribe a new medicine for you without explainin ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
One test: One can not make any determination about fertility based on one lab result. Your doctor will need a complete medical history, exam and testing to asse ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Could be: If cycles are regular, 28 days or so, and a day 21 progesterone suggests good ovulation, then you should be ok and proceed, if the conditons are not ... Read More
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