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A 18-year-old female asked:

Had pretty regular periods for 4.5 yrs, but just got it after 3 months late. blood test shows high dhea (elevated adrenal hormones)? can this be pcos?

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Dr. Aaron Pardini
Specializes in Endocrinology
DHEA and PCOS: Some women with pcos can have elevated dhea levels. This hormone is made in the adrenal glands and can be converted into testosterone which is the chief hormone that is though to cause a lot of the problems associated with pcos. The other source of testosterone in pcos is in the ovaries. Hope this helps.

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Last updated Dec 11, 2015

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