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What does it mean when your hormones are high

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
Depends: It depends upon which of the thousands of hormones are "high". How do you know one or more are elevated. If you have concerns or questions, see your d... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Hormones: I think it depends on which hormones you are referring to as being high. Is your beta hcg higher than expected? If this is the case then maybe you a... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Tests steroid metab: Apparently you are undergoing a work up for steroid and male hormones/androgen metabolism. These are unusual blood tests, and typically only performe... Read More
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
Hi aldosterone: Why did the Dr. order these tests? Your team will know how to interpret them best. Complex issue. You might want to go to the Facebook site Conn's S... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
No: There is no correlation. Besides, how do you know your female hormone level is high?
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
By itself: A high (how high) dheas level may mean nothing at all. I don't know why the level would have been drawn in the first place. It can be significantly (n... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Kaplowitz
Pediatric Endocrinology 46 years experience
Not that high: A dhea-s of 599 (correct -comes from the adrenals) is somewhat increased but will usually not cause problems. It would help to know the reason why it... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See below: It implies that the thyroid is hyperfunctioning. Discuss this with your doctor.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivan Colon
Urology 28 years experience
Prolactinoma: It can be secondary to a prolactinoma, which is a noncancerous pituitary tumor that produces a hormone called prolactin. This results in too much prol... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Hirsutism in women is a response to high androgen levels accompanying PCOS. Talk to your Dr about medication regimens that can reduce androgens and no... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Musinski
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
High : High cortisol levels should be confirmed and further evaluated by an internist or endocrinologist. Salivary testing is not mainstream and could be mis... Read More
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