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high testosterone level? will it effect my pregnancy?

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hi i have been ttc for 9 months, after saying i had high testerone i had a ovary scan this week which showed my ovaries and urterus were fine. i found out yesterday i am 4-5 weeks pregnant and just wondered if i should be worried haviing previously had a high testosterone level come back, no treatment or anything given just told to come back for another day 21 blood but now i am pregnant will it effect my pregnancy if it is stil high or the fact i am pregnant does it mean it leveled itself out?

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replied September 19th, 2011
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Hi,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

Testosterone is a male sex hormone called an androgen that is responsible for masculine characteristics and the male reproductive system. Studies have found that pregnant women with elevated testosterone levels deliver babies with smaller birth weight and length. The researchers concluded that elevated testosterone levels during pregnancy is associated with growth restriction in the womb.

Hence get the testosterone levels checked once again and get regular ultrasounds done.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.





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