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High Testosterone Level

Testosterone is a male sex hormone that helps develop male reproductive organ cells and secondary sex characteristic development. An increase of testosterone in males leads to aggressive behavior, sleep apnea, acne, high sex drive, infertility, etc. It occurs due to the use of steroids and some medications. Testosterone is also present in females in small amounts. High testosterone level in females causes infertility, irregular periods, reduction in breast size, thinning of hair, anxiety, depression, etc. It is caused due to PCOS, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, etc. Treatment depends and varies according to its causes.

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I have high testosterone levels and an enlarged prostate. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently underwent lab tests, and the results indicated a high testosterone level (attached lab report). This is not the first time; my previous lab work also showed elevated testosterone levels. Despite this, my primary doctor did not express concern about the heightened levels. I ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for reaching out, and I understand your concern. I am experiencing difficulty accessing your complete set of reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). In the meantime, please provide some additional details: Are you diabetic or hyperten...  Read Full »

How can symptoms be managed in anabolic steroid users?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old male, currently using anabolic steroids, and I recently received my blood test results. My testosterone levels are elevated at 1800 ng/dl, with estradiol (E2) at 39 pg/ml, and cortisol at 20.88 ug/dl. Additionally, my thyroid function tests indicate normal levels of...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. After reviewing your lab results (attachments removed to protect patient identity), it appears that aside from elevated testosterone levels, other reports indicate normal findings. Excessive steroid use could potentially explain your f...  Read Full »

I am unable to reduce weight and have hormonal acne. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am concerned about a possible hormonal, adrenal, or thyroid issue. My gynecologist and PCP dismissed my symptoms last year, and I cannot see an endocrinologist until two months, but I would like to get healthier sooner. I included my current symptoms, medications, and last week's blo...  Read Full »

Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your main concerns are that you are not able to lose weight, you have joint pains, edema, acne, cold hands or feet, and mood symptoms like anxiety, mid-afternoon panic attack-like symptoms, and irregular periods with pain during ovulation. From the laborato...  Read Full »

I did not get period after stopping birth control pills. What should I do to get period without OCP?

Query: Hello doctor, I do not get my period for over a year after stopping birth control. I have stopped the birth control pill last year and have not had a period yet. I do eat a very healthy diet and do not do excessive sport. My periods before being on birth control were regular and I do not have a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and your hormonal profile is normal just that progesterones are way too low indicating that you are not ovulating and hence no menses. Sometimes, amenorrhoea is seen after prolonged use ...  Read Full »

I have elevated testosterone and prolactin levels. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am not getting periods for the last three months. I have with me some blood tests and USG pelvis scan. The report of that scan is normal but in the blood test, I found my free testosterone level has increased to 1.04 nq/dL and prolactin is 33.2 ng/ml. Please tell me if this is a seri...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Free testosterone is very slightly increased but serum prolactin is remarkably increased and that can reduce or disturb cycles and even stop these. Are you on any treatment or hormonal intake ...  Read Full »

I have been having nightfall issues since last year. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have been having nightfall issues for the last year. I used to masturbate daily two to three years ago. However, now I do not do it, but I have been having nightfall issues continuously, and my semen is a bit yellowish. Can this masturbation or nightfall cause muscle growth, memory loss,...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hi, I appreciate you signing up on You now have exclusive access to expert medical opinion. I can understand your concern. Wet dreams or nightfall called nocturnal emission is normal. It can be due to increased erotic stimulus mentally, physically, or visually without sex or masturb...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with PCOS with high testosterone levels. How to reduce it?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 29 year old female. I have been diagnosed with PCOS with high testosterone levels. How to reduce it?Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Rohit Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is not difficult. Tablet Danazol (anhydrous lactose) is given to reduce testosterone levels. For PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), depending on your other reports and follicular monitoring, you can be given various drugs to improve it. But ...  Read Full »

How to prevent unwanted hair growth in women?

Query: Hello doctor, I have excessive hair growth and unable to remove the hair as it causes ingrown hair. I do not PCOS, and my hormone levels are normal.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your test reports, and they are up to mark (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Can you please tell me when you have this hair growth? Did you use any supplements? Do you get your periods regularly? Please answer. The other reason for ...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with PCOS, precocious puberty and high levels of testosterones. Can birth control medications be helpful?

Query: Hello doctor,I have abnormally high levels of testosterone. I have been diagnosed with PCOS, and as I was growing up I had precocious puberty both of which seems to have testosterone be the underlying cause and issue. I have been interested in FTM hormone therapy and surgeries and was curious about ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. From what you mentioned in the query, it seems that you have PCOS and you want to know what treatment options you have. Well for once your oral contraceptive therapy is the first treatment of choice which you are al...  Read Full »

I am a 17-year-old female diagnosed with high testosterone levels and have masculine voice. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17-year-old female diagnosed with too high testosterone levels. I have hormonal problems, and I desperately try to stop the symptoms. I cannot stand this anymore, and I need a way to prevent this from progressing. The symptoms are acne, weight gain, menstrual changes, excessive ...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have not mentioned your menstrual history, which is important, but at least I can predict that you had regular menses before having high testosterone levels. Are you on any medications, or have you been treated for any chronic disease? Drug side effects, genetic ...  Read Full »

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