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What does an elevated testosterone level in a woman mean?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Depends

How high is high? Different labs use different equipment to measure.
Statistics are also involved in what's considered normal. In general, elevated t can lead to unwanted facial/body hair, deepening of voice & clitoromegaly in women. In both genders. Too much t can cause 'roid rage, male pattern hair loss, oily skin/acne, increase in blood count & pressure & drop in HDL (good) cholesterol.

In brief: Depends

How high is high? Different labs use different equipment to measure.
Statistics are also involved in what's considered normal. In general, elevated t can lead to unwanted facial/body hair, deepening of voice & clitoromegaly in women. In both genders. Too much t can cause 'roid rage, male pattern hair loss, oily skin/acne, increase in blood count & pressure & drop in HDL (good) cholesterol.
Dr. Alvin Lin
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Depends!

Women can have elevated levels b/c they just tend to produce more than average.
Or b/c some tumor is producing excess t. Or perhaps they're rubbing it off their partner who's taking t cream/gel/lotion/solution. Polycystic ovary syndrome is associated w/excess t. The question that needs to be asked is why was the test ordered? And what did she say to make the doctor think of t?

In brief: Depends!

Women can have elevated levels b/c they just tend to produce more than average.
Or b/c some tumor is producing excess t. Or perhaps they're rubbing it off their partner who's taking t cream/gel/lotion/solution. Polycystic ovary syndrome is associated w/excess t. The question that needs to be asked is why was the test ordered? And what did she say to make the doctor think of t?
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