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A 39-year-old female asked:

39yr old female, why is testosterone 390ng/dl sohigh? dhea-s low under 15ug/dl, period & cortisol normal. 2 years on 0.025 estrogen patch. no hairines

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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 56 years experience
Repeat: It does not make sense. Get an ovarian ultrasound if high again.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Recheck promptly!: Testosterone 390 ng/dl (are you absolutely sure of units?) is extremely high for a female. Please have it checked again sooner not later; if still elevated you need prompt evaluation of the pelvis with imaging studies. With no hairiness (hirsutism) and regular periods I am suspicious the test is either in error or there's a confusion with units.
Last updated Feb 25, 2014


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