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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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
Can losing 10 pounds in 4 months cause hormonal imbalance? Elevated dhea sulfate level 599 mcg/dl? Got period 3 months late?
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?
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
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
Im 29 yo f. Is pregnancy possible with dhea sulfate 419.9? What should I do to make the level normal? Thank you.
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