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Doctor insights on: High Dhea Sulfate Levels In Women

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Dhea (Definition)

Dhea= dihydroepiandrosterone ...Read more


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What causes high dhea sulfate levels?

DHEA: It would take some time and space to answer that here.

I would try to find "Medicine Plus" on the internet and you will find a lot of readable, meaningful information.

If you don't have a computer take a visit to your local library and they will help you. ...Read more

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What does your high dhea-sulfate levels mean?

What does your high  dhea-sulfate levels mean?

PCOS?: An elevated level of dheas may indicate an adrenocortical tumor, adrenal cancer, or adrenal hyperplasia. An increased level of dheas is not diagnostic of a specific condition; it usually indicates the need for further testing to pinpoint the cause of the hormone imbalance. Polycystic ovarian syndrome:dheas may be elevated but may also be normal as this disorder is usually related to ovariaandrogen. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have high dhea sulfate levels (elevated adrenal hormones)? What are the problems associated with this? What can it lead to?

By itself: A high (how high) dheas level may mean nothing at all. I don't know why the level would have been drawn in the first place. It can be significantly (not slightly) elevated in a variety of ovarian or adrenal problems, including pcos. It is also stimulated by certain medications. As a solitary finding without other clinical information, however, it has no value. Talk w/the doctor who ordered it, . ...Read more

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Are high dhea sulfate levels and elevated adrenal hormones the same thing? Possible causes for 599 mcg/dl? Got period (3 months late) day after test?

Are high dhea sulfate levels and elevated adrenal hormones the same thing? Possible causes for 599 mcg/dl? Got period (3 months late) day after test?

Hormones flux: Hormones fluctuate all the time. Due to your age and the fact that you finally menstruated , there's a good chance your body will correct itself . But it's very important to see your doc for follow up testing to confirm resolution and continue to follow your levels. ...Read more

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What can high levels of dhea sulfate do?

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. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a high dhea sulfate level?

What does it mean to have a high dhea sulfate level?

Context: Elevations in dheas may be seen in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome and also in patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia ( and other adrenal dysfunction) and in patients who have early pubic hair development ( pediatric). Please speak with your doctor about your elevation to determine what the right course of action is for you. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a high level of dhea-sulfate?

What does it mean when you have a high level of dhea-sulfate?

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. ...Read more

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How high is dhea sulfate level considered significantly elevated? What about mild/moderate? In terms of mcg/dl?

It depends: It varies based on sex and age.

Typical normal ranges for females are:

ages 18 - 19: 145 - 395 ug/dl
ages 20 - 29: 65 - 380 ug/dl
ages 30 - 39: 45 - 270 ug/dl
ages 40 - 49: 32 - 240 ug/dl
ages 50 - 59: 26 - 200 ug/dl
ages 60 - 69: 13 - 130 ug/dl
ages 69 and older: 17 - 90 ug/dl

typical normal ranges for males are:
ages 18 - 19: 108 - 441 ug/dl
ages 20 - 29: 280 - 640 ug/dl
ages 30 - 39: 120 -. ...Read more

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If I am a 31yo male with elevated dhea sulfate levels, what can be done about it naturally?

Why elevated?: Please indicate why this hormone was checked. By itself it doesn't mean much independent of other adrenal hormone levels, testosterone, and possibly other hormones. Also, clinical history is very important. Thanks much. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of an elevated dhea sulfate level (elevated adrenal hormones) of 599 mcg/dl? What does it mean if it's idiopathic?

Not that high: A dhea-s of 599 (correct -comes from the adrenals) is somewhat increased but will usually not cause problems. It would help to know the reason why it was done. If periods are irregular other tests were probably run and if normal would be reassuring. If periods very irregular and increased facial hair you should definitely see an endocrinologist if you have not done so to look for other things. ...Read more

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Will high dhea sulfate level (elevated adrenal hormones) cause jaw growth? 599 mcg/dl? Even after growth plates closed? At what age do they close?

High dheas doesn't: Necessarily mean elevated adrenal hormones. It won't cause jaw growth. Growth plates close after puberty is completed. A wrist x-ray can check if your still have open growth plates or not. ...Read more

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Can high dhea sulfate level (599 mcg/dl) be caused by no reason at all and go down on its own? Missed period, but got it again 3 months later?

High DHEA: Women with high dhea levels often have pcos which is a condition that can cause irregular period. Pcos is a condition that is still poorly understood. Not all women with pcos have polycystic ovaries which is one of the reasons why the name of this condition will be undergoing some changes in the future. ...Read more

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Can losing 10 pounds in 4 months cause hormonal imbalance? Elevated dhea sulfate level 599 mcg/dl? Got period 3 months late?

Why high DHEA level?: Losing 10 lbs. In 4 months shouldn't typically cause your dhea level to be elevated. Would see your doctor to make sure your adrenal glands are ok. ...Read more

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What can be the possible causes of an elevated dhea sulfate level (elevated adrenal hormones) of 599 mcg/dl? Idiopathic? Got period 3 months late?

It is abnormal.: High dhea-s reflect a source from adrenal : it could be polycystic ovarian disease - pcos or could be abnormal adrenal which may need mri/cat scan, but before that you need to repeat dhea-s. Please consult endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I'm a 26 year old female with a DHEA sulfate level 845 CT scan for abdomen and pelvic area came back clear could there be a tumor somewhere else or wh?

Adrenal : Your level may simply suggest PCOS as adrenal tumor as cause of your DHEA-S elevation will be a rare. Make sure you ask your doctor to check three things: 17 hydroxyprogesterone, prolactin and total/free testosterone
Good luck ...Read more

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Is a dhea sulfate level of 537 normal?

Is a dhea sulfate level of 537 normal?

It's elevated: Which can be benign lab abnormality, pcos or a variety of things. You listed that you are receiving corticosteroids, which can alter dheas levels. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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28 f, DHEA Sulfate 240.9 ug/dl. How high is this and what could it mean? Trying to get pregnant. Dr gave Dexamethasone without explaining situtation

28 f, DHEA Sulfate 240.9 ug/dl.

How high is this and what could it mean? Trying to get pregnant. Dr gave Dexamethasone without explaining situtation

Dex: You must either go back and see your doctor or find another doctor.
A doctor should not (must not!) prescribe a new medicine for you without explaining why and how it works. ...Read more

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Will a dhea sulfate level of 599 mcg/dl go down on its own? Got period 3 months late the day after the test. Can it have gone down since i got period?

Hormone flux: Your hormones will fluctuate constantly. An elevated level like that certainly needs to be followed but due to your age and the fact you finally menstruated, there's a good chance your body will correct itself. Make sure to f/u with your provider to confirm resolution. ...Read more

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Im 29 yo f. Is pregnancy possible with dhea sulfate 419.9? What should I do to make the level normal? Thank you.

Im 29 yo f. Is pregnancy possible with dhea sulfate 419.9? What should I do to make the level normal?  Thank you.

One test: One can not make any determination about fertility based on one lab result. Your doctor will need a complete medical history, exam and testing to assess your fertility. Alternatively just start trying and see if you get pregnant. ...Read more

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Causes for high dhea sulfate (elevated adrenal hormones)? Does it mean pcos? Infertility? What are the treatments? Got period after 3 months late?

PCOS and fertility: High dhea levels can be seen in pcos which can also involve issues with fertility. There are treatments that can help improve fertility in patients with pcos. You can talk to your primary md about these options get referred to an endocrinologist. Hope this helped. ...Read more

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Sore throat near chin under jaw? Could this be a thyroid problem? Blood test shows high dhea sulfate (elevated adrenal hormone)?

Sore throat near chin under jaw? Could this be a thyroid problem? Blood test shows high dhea sulfate (elevated adrenal hormone)?

You will need Exam: This problem outlined by your question will need to undergo asap examination by your local internal medical physician.

The "sore throat near chin" may be due to a number of diagnoses, and thus does not lend itself to 'diagnostic conjecture' within this forum. (it could be due to inflammed lymph node, inflammed salivary gland, skin infection proper, just to name a few possiblities.). ...Read more

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What does spontaneous menses mean? Got period 3 months late, dhea sulfate level of 599 mcg/dl?

Unusual term : Spontaneous menses is not a medical term but it would mean that a menstrual cycle started on its own without medication. Irregular periods and an elevated dhea might indicate that you have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Schedule a visit with an obgyn to discuss. ...Read more

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Can losing 10 pounds in 4 months cause late period? Currently 99 lbs? Got period 3 months late? Dhea sulfate level 599 mcg/dl? Normal prolactin/tsh?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your dhea levels are higher than normal and you may be underweight. This may be causing you to miss periods. Please consult your doctor who ordered the lab tests. ...Read more

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599 mcg/dl dhea sulfate, normal prolactin and TSH levels. Got late period after 3 months? Doctor ruled out pcos? What else could it be?

Overactive adrenal g: Your elevated dhea may be indicative of an overactive adrenal gland from either hyperplasia or tumor. A medical or gynecologic endocrinologist can order studies to evaluate those possibilities, perhaps even your primary care doctor.For more info www.Askyourgynecologist.Org. ...Read more

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Possible causes for dhea sulfate 599 mcg/dl? Got period 3 months late. Doctor ruled out pcos. What else can it be? Could it be idiopathic?

That DHEA-S: Level is elevated, but often occurs with disorders such as pcos. Please tell me - pcos is often hard to rule in, how did the doctor "rule out" pcos? ...Read more

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Low Vit D: 26.4. Cholesterol 200, and low testosterone and higher than normal dhea-sulfate. Will resolving D issue help cholesterol? Will Zinc fix 2nd

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Low Vit D: 26.4. Cholesterol 200, and low testosterone and higher than normal dhea-sulfate. Will resolving D issue help cholesterol? Will Zinc fix 2nd

No & no: Resolving low vitamin D issue will help ur bones but no definitive improvement in anything else although there's plenty of circumstantial evidence of its benefit. And while many purport that zinc will help fix low testosterone, there's no proof, otherwise guys would all be downing zinc causing world-wide shortage! Eating right will help lower cholesterol. You may need meds. Keep in touch w/ur doc ...Read more

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Is high DHEA levels high for a women bad?

Is high DHEA levels high for a women bad?

Adrenal androgen: Hi. DHEA is an adrenal androgen. Do you have male pattern hair growth and/or irregular periods? If you're not taking DHEA, your elevation is coming from your adrenals. This can be seen in some types of congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Cushing's syndrome, and other rarer adrenal problems. I suggest you see an endocrinologist for a proper evaluation including diagnostic tests. Good luck! ...Read more