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high testosterone.....

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  • Posted By: thunderkitty
  • April 10, 2007
  • 06:55 AM

I am a white woman who is admitedly overweight & have been gaining weight around the middle forthe first time (usually I gain in the seat and thighs); and have been getting dizzy when I don't eat sugar and have been attempting weight loss without a lot of luck. I went to my nurse practitioner to have tests done. She said I have very high testosterone and that I am developing insulin resistance, but perscribed nothing. I have also been getting increasingly painful breast cysts & increasing in size that she passed off as hormonal as I am only 21. I am also currently breastfeeding also but, am unsure if this would affect my testosterone(I don't have mastisis). I was supposed to be getting a detailed explanation from her but I never did & I just don't understand how something like this could be so unimportant, I'd really like to know what it could be. Someone help!?:confused:

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  • Cysts that are rapidly expanding need to be investigated further. Get an MRI or CT scan, and x-rays so that a radiologist can take a better look at what's going on. I don't mean to worry you, but certain types of tumors/cancers/cysts can trigger all kinds of body and hormone changes. BUT, speak with your doctor BEFORE the testing because there is radiation involved and with your breast feeding, it might be dangerous. DON'T go to a nurse practitioner- go to an actual doctor.
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  • Have them check you for PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome.) This can cause your testosterone levels to be high. Also have them check your cortisol levels for Cushing Syndrome. I'd go to a dr., especially since it doesn't sound like you are getting any help so far where you are. Good luck to you.
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  • I was watching Mystery Diagnosis episode on Discovery Health (5/27/2007 6PM EDT) describing similar symptoms. They also mentioned PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and also another condition related to enlarged adlenal glands (I don't remember the name of the syndrom).Good Luck and go to MD!
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  • Hello, So sad to hear about your problem. Many of women suffer from this kind of problem. Natural supplements or products are beneficial for you specially for testosterone treatment.
    Alenjacks 14 Replies
    • December 30, 2010
    • 10:08 PM
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