A 27-year-old female asked:
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can a high level of dhea cause weight gain in the abd area? dhea level 650. thanks

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Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Not really an: Association. It's more likely that the cause of your elevated DHEA levels is responsible but still very well could be unrelated. To be able to better guide you, it would help to understand why a DHEA level was checked, like for an eval for PCOS or too much body hair(hirsuitism) or male pattern baldness in a women?
Answered on Feb 10, 2016
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