high androgens

by britt
(canada)

wray, my androsedine number is way above average at 28, with testosterone of 2, I have already tried progesterone and it made syptoms worse (hair growth ect) please help my progesterone is a 3 and my estrogen is 260

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Oct 23, 2013
high androgens
by: Wray

Hi Britt I do know Canada uses nmo/L, so I'm assuming yours were also done using that unit of measurement? And that it was a blood test? If so, then yes your level is high. These are the ranges...
Female, 1 to 10 years: 8-50 ng/dL (0.3-1.7 nmol/L)
Female, 10 to 17 years: 8-240 ng/dL (0.3-8.4 nmol/L)
Adult female: 85-275 ng/dL (3-9.6 nmol/L)
Adult male: 75-205 ng/dL (2.6-7.2 nmol/L)
A.D.A.M.

Your testosterone is within range, assuming that was also nmol/L...
Female 30 - 95 ng/dL or 1.041 - 3.29 nmol/L
A.D.A.M.

And the amount or progesterone you used, was it the usual 20-40mg? This would lead to Oestrogen Dominance and all it's problems. I don't know when your progesterone test was done. If anything other than peak mid-luteal phase it's pointless. Was that also a serum test? As it stands now your ratio of P:E2 is 12:1, very low. Please see our page on How to use progesterone cream. Or maybe you're in Peri-menopause? Both the ovaries and the adrenals make androstenedione. LH in the ovaries increases levels, did they check your LH level? Maybe your adrenals are stressed and are producing excess? Or you're in Menopause when levels do rise. The menopausal ovary is an androgen producing organ, see here and here. Take care Wray

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