A 35-year-old member asked:
What is wrong if i have a slightly elevated level of dheas?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Probably nothing: If you are male, it is of little concern. Dheas is a much weaker androgen than testosterone. If you are female, it depends on how old you are, how high it is and what symptoms you have. Facial hair? Acne? No periods? Infertility? If you have no symptoms or if they are mild, i would not pursue further. If you are symptomatic, would talk to doc about checking adrenals or ovaries.
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Endocrinology 41 years experience
Probably nothing: Probably nothing, in the absence of other signs/symptoms/abnormal lab results. If you're concerned, ask the doctor who ordered the test. It can go up mildly in androgen excess such as pcos.
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