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50 yr old F, total Testosterone is 51, T Free 12.6, DHEA normal. Doctor is concerned about Ovarian Tumor. Are age and levels indicative of OC?

50 yr old F, total Testosterone is 51, T Free 12.6, DHEA normal. Doctor is concerned about Ovarian Tumor.  Are age and levels indicative of OC?

Testosterone: Testosterone levels usually start dropping around the time of menopause. The DHEA was ordered to help exclude adrenal growths. Your PCOs can cause a mild elevation in both total and free testoterone. ...Read more

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"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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20 year old girl free testosterone level is 2,0 is it normal? ( 2,6-5,5 pg ml written as norma for fertile woman )

20 year old girl free testosterone level is 2,0 is it normal? ( 2,6-5,5 pg ml  written as norma for fertile woman )

Probably normal: Hi. That's probably normal. I'm not sure what you're really trying to find out. Why did some doctor measure your free testosterone? Usually that's to work up hirsutism (male pattern hair growth) and/or irregular/absent periods. If it was for a low libido workup, it may be an issue. Are you cycling normally? Free testosterone will vary with your cycle, and repeating it may be normal. Need more info ...Read more

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I have PCOS my free testosterone came back elevated, total serum test. was normal (25). why is this and how do i treat it?

T bound and free: Testosterone comes in two forms "tied up"(bound) and free(liberated). The bound form often sends out more free T which may be coming from the ovaries and not from the blood stream. What is important to you is that the TOTAL value was normal. ...Read more

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20 year old female,had facial laser but hair got thicker.I have also frontal hair thining . my labs : DHEAS 484.1ug/dl,free testosterone 0.021 nmol/L.

20 year old female,had facial laser but hair got thicker.I have also frontal hair thining . my labs : DHEAS 484.1ug/dl,free testosterone 0.021 nmol/L.

Endocrinologist: If you have male pattern hair loss and hair growth, an endocrinologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. He/she can interpret your test results and order any other appropriate tests for diagnosis and then treat If needed. ...Read more

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Borderline ovarian tumor. So can we wait to have kids?

Borderline ovarian tumor. So can we wait to have kids?

No if malignent: Fundamental concept , malignancy, should be treated first, may be ovum ( egg ) could be harvested from other ovary. ...Read more

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I had a borderline malignant ovarian tumor that was mucinous. Would that mean it was pre-cancerous?

I had a borderline malignant ovarian tumor that was mucinous. Would that mean it was pre-cancerous?

It's cancer but...: On the other hand, it's not very aggressive. I hope it's out. Your gynecologist can tell you the odds of its staying gone for the rest of your life. ...Read more

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What to do after diagnosis of hypermenorrhea and ovarian tumor?

What to do after diagnosis of hypermenorrhea and ovarian tumor?

Bleeding and tumor: You need a complete work up including: history, physical, ultrasound and tumor markers. The size of the mass is key. ...Read more

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