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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How can I stop my body from producing excessive male hormones?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a sickle cell trait. I was diagnosed with PCOS and PMDD. I got a colonoscopy done for chronic constipation. But, the report was inconclusive. My main concern is that, my body is producing lot of male hormones. Due to which, I have a lot of facial hair and have a deep voice. On a re... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity).You have multiple issues with your hormonal levels. I will provide some guidelines which you can proceed with:1. Your TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is very low. This means you are overpro... Read Full »
Can you please check my blood reports for some endocrine diseases?
Query: Hi doctor,Recently, I got my blood tests done without any medical advice as I was suspicious about a few endocrinological areas. Some test results have been out of the normal range, that I did not notice earlier. Please take a look at my recent report. In addition, I have also attached a spreadsheet... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I appreciate you for taking care of your health and looking into things carefully. Based on the attached reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The following are the conclusions: The lipid profile looks good except for the good cho... 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Does Wellbutrin affect testosterone levels?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36 year old male. I suddenly developed sexual dysfunction, I have reduced interest, arousal, plateau, and orgasm. The triggering event seems to be the discontinuation of 150 mg Bupropion because of adverse effects. I switched to 20 mg Citalopram, and over the course of six month... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from the history you gave and the levels of testosterone you mentioned, it is very high level of serum testosterone. There are usually some males who normally have high testosterone levels without any major underlying disease. I will d... Read Full »
Can you please suggest if I should improve my testosterone levels?
Query: Hello doctor, My testosterone report is attached herewith. Does it need to be improved? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. I have seen the reports that you attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First of all, I would like to inform you that for a 31 year young male, 463 ng/dl of testosterone is perfectly normal and there i... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I do not know what is happening and I do not want to talk about it with anybody. I have a constant feeling of anger, and it feels like it is my baseline emotion. When I am not angry, I am just numb. I can still experience the joy and pleasure when it is out upon me or if I make an active ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thank you for sharing your problem with me.You are 17 years old. At this age because of hormonal changes and increased testosterone levels, aggressiveness, anger outburst and easy irritability appears.But if you feel it is uncontrollable, I will suggest you to visit a psy... Read Full »
I have elevated testosterone and cortisol levels. Should I be concerned?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old male. I have an elevated testosterone and cortisol levels. My testosterone reading is 50 nmol/L, three months ago it was 37.5 nmol/L. Should I be concerned? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query, and from what you have mentioned, it appears that your testosterone levels are normal and that the high cortisol could be because of stress and does not appear to be pathological. You can recheck the cortisol early in the morning. Avoid alcoho... Read Full »
My testosterone level is high. What could be the reason?
Query: Hello doctor, My testosterone level is high. What could be the reason? Kindly review my reports. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I reviewed your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Your testosterone level is just above the normal level. The significant cause of high testosterone levels is an adrenal tumor or testicle tumor, which synthesis mo... Read Full »
I have been masturbating a lot, and I get nightfall if I do not masturbate. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a query related to excessive masturbation and nightfall since I moved away from home to a hostel for my entrance preparation. I have masturbated a lot by watching pornography and recently realized I needed to stop this addiction. When I stopped myself from doing it for two days,... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 masturbation. At this age, you are having good testosterone production; there will... Read Full »
Why am I suffering from nightfall for many years?
Query: Hello doctor,I have been suffering from nightfall for many years.Kindly advise. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Nocturnal emission in the form of wet dreams or nightfall is normal. It can be due to an increased erotic stimulus mentally, physically, or visually without sex or masturbation. At your age, you have high testosterone levels with around 20... Read Full »