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What does it mean to have a high dhea sulfate level?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Context: Elevations in dheas may be seen in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome and also in patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia ( and other adrenal dysfunction) and in patients who have early pubic hair development ( pediatric). Please speak with your doctor about your elevation to determine what the right course of action is for you.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What can high levels of dhea sulfate do?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
DHEAS---Adrenal: Dhea-sulfate test measures the amount of dhea-sulfate in the blood. Dhea-sulfate is a weak male hormone (androgen) produced by the adrenal gland in both men and women. Excessive dheas maybe found in....Adrenal carcinoma congenital adrenal hyperplasia polycystic ovary syndrome tumor of the adrenal gland.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What does your high dhea-sulfate levels mean?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
PCOS?: An elevated level of dheas may indicate an adrenocortical tumor, adrenal cancer, or adrenal hyperplasia. An increased level of dheas is not diagnostic of a specific condition; it usually indicates the need for further testing to pinpoint the cause of the hormone imbalance. Polycystic ovarian syndrome:dheas may be elevated but may also be normal as this disorder is usually related to ovariaandrogen.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What does it mean when you have a high level of dhea-sulfate?

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Dr. Alan Feldman
Endocrinology 41 years experience
adrenal source: Dhea sulfate is primarily made in the adrenal glands. A significantly elevated level could indicate a problem of excess hormone secretion by the adrenal glands. It should be evaluated by an endocrinologist.

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