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Farmington, MI
A 22-year-old female asked:

High dheas, other hormones normal. not pcos. what can be other reasons for high dheas? what medicine should i take? metformin increased dheas levels

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Dr. William Jurewitz
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
How high?: Chronic stress has the potential to increase the dheas although it doesn't do this in everyone. Rarely an adrenal or ovarian tumor can raise the level but almost always raises testosterone also - which you report is normal. Dheas can have weak "male hormone" effect, causing mainly increased unwanted hair growth. Typically one counters this oral contraceptives and, sometimes, spironolactone.
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