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A 24-year-old female asked:

What causes low blood level of dhea. i'm 25 female. adrenal tumor maybe? i have high estrogen and chronic fatigue, body pain etc...

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
See endocrinologist: Dhea isn't a hormone we typically measure at random because it isn't as reliable as the longer 1/2 life of dheas. Likewise, we usually don't measure total estrogen as it isn't helpful. Dhea is most reliable when compared before and after IV acth during stim testing around other hormones. Adrenal insufficiency can't be identified with a random dhea.
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