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I recently started taking 75mg a day DHEA for infertility. This month my period was 11 days early? Am I taking too much? What happened?

I recently started taking  75mg a day DHEA for infertility. This month my period was 11 days early? Am I taking too much? What happened?

Did you tell Doc?: DHEA should always be taken under the supervision of a physician, as the hormone can interact with some prescription drugs and affect some medical conditions like diabetes, mood disorders, and estrogen-sensitive cancers. If you haven't told him/her yet, tell them now. ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

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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?

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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I have an ans disorder and a pit tumor. Im 49. Just found out I have a very low dhea level (19). What does this mean? Pls see my extensive med hx...

DHEA: Concentrations of dhea are measured, along with other hormones such as fsh, lh, prolactin, estrogen, and testosterone, to help diagnose polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) and to help rule out other causes of infertility, amenorrhea, hirsutism, and forms of adrenal dysfunction. Have no idea without further data and exam as to what your levels mean. ...Read more

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I have unknown type ans disorder. A recent dhea level very low. All other tests are normal. I have seen many docs. Cxn to adrenal issues? Pheno r/o.

TMJ: Headache and migraine are consistent with a TMJ disorder. Many pts go undiagnosed and the many times will present taking the same meds. Since you have most likely ruled out a brain tumor with the MRI and all other test are normal, i would suggest seeing a dentist specially trained who treats TMJ disorders and craniofacial pain. Most of the pts present with ANS disorders and adrenal issues. ...Read more

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I am a 37 year old generally healthy male yet my DHEA S serum hormone level is always low at 75 normal (120 to 450) What might this indicate?

I am a 37 year old generally healthy male yet my DHEA S serum hormone level is always low at 75 normal (120 to 450) What might this indicate?

Unneeded testing: If you're healthy then I don't understand why you're getting these hormone tests. Abnormal lab tests in people who are well have a high likelihood of being false positives. There is no good reason to be checking a test like this if you're feeling well, no matter what the result is. ...Read more

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Lab test indicate low normal testoterne levels. My md suggested 50mg of dhea; will this help? Or can I be in danger of making my health worst?

Possibly,,: This is a steroid and can possibly result in increased risk for heart disease, among other things. Also, if you've got no apparent health problems other than the low level, it's really hard to say if you'll get any benefit at all. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can the use of dexamethasone cause thyroid to either go high or low, give your body thyroid issues? Used it for high dhea levels to try & get pregnant

Can the use of dexamethasone cause thyroid to either go high or low, give your body thyroid issues? Used it for high dhea levels to try & get pregnant

Depends on the dose: Very high dose steroids can decrease the secretion of tsh, the hormone that makes the thyroid make more thyroid hormone. They can also decrease the conversion of thyroid hormone t4, to its more active form, t3 (liothyronine). ...Read more

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What is causing very low levels of dhea shown in a blood test. I am 24 female. Adrenal tumor?

What is causing very low levels of dhea shown in a blood test. I am 24 female. Adrenal tumor?

DHEA levels: Dhea is not a reliable measure of adrenal function independent of acth stimulation test where it's compared to other hormone levels before and after stimulation. If an adrenal tumor is of concern, a random dhea is unhelpful. If you have concerns regarding adrenal function or adrenal tumor, please consider consulting with an endocrinologist. ...Read more

Dhea (Definition)

Dhea= dihydroepiandrosterone ...Read more