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A 43-year-old member asked:

Why would i have high levels of dhea

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
?Polycystic Ovaries: One possibility is polycystic ovaries (pcos) hyperandrogenemia is present in 60% to 80% of women with pcos: 70% have elevated free testosterone, 40% have elevated total testosterone, 25% have elevated dheas. Check with gyn or endocrinologist.
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
PCOS, adrenal tumor: High levels of DHEA and DHEAs are commonly seen in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Extremely high levels are seen in adrenal tumors. Imaging should provide a diagnosis.

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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.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What does it mean when my dhea level is high?

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Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
High DHEA: DHEA is a mild androgen, produced by the adrenal glands. It is unusual to have a high level of DHEA unless you are supplementing with DHEA. The good news is that there is no negative feedback mechanism for DHEA, which means that taking it does not affect your own production of it. It shouldn't cause a problem. Just decrease or stop your supplementation.
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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