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What are the effects of high testosterone in females?

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Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Various: High testosterone in females can lead to weight gain, acne, hair growth, infertility, abnormal periods, cliteromegaly, aggression, increases in sex drive, abnormal cholesterol, high blood counts, liver problems, etc. None of these are good. Don't take testosterone if you're a female, and if you have endogenous elevation of testosterone, have your doctor check out why and treat it.
Answered on Mar 28, 2013

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