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Question about DHEA-S

s54
I was hoping someone here could help me answer a question.
What are the causes of having a high DHEA-S but all other tests are normal?
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What are "all other tests?"
Dhea is an androgen - so it would be abnormal along with LH, FSH, testosterones, and estrogen. It can become abnormal, as like other hormones, when impacted say, by cortisol, when one has Cushing's.
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Thanks for responding. My LH, FSH, testosterone, estrogen are normal. My cortisol is normal as well. What else could affect the level of DHEA-S?
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Increased levels of DHEAS are not diagnostic of a specific condition; they usually indicate the need for further testing to pinpoint the cause of the hormone imbalance.
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What are the hormones that affect DHEAS? I've been doing some research online so I can go to my next endocrinology appointment prepared, and all the hormones that I've read about that could affect DHEAS have been at normal levels in my previous blood tests.
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