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What happens when testosterone levels rise in women?

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If a woman's body makes too much testosterone, she may have irregular or absent menstrual periods. She may also have more body hair than the average woman. Some women with high testosterone levels develop frontal balding. Other possible effects include acne, an enlarged clitoris, increased muscle mass, and deepening of voice. High levels of testosterone can also lead to infertility and are commonly seen in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

SOURCES:

MedicineNet.com: ''Women’s Health: Female Hormones.''

MedicineNet.com: ''Estrogen levels in blood predict breast cancer’s return.''

Goldberg, N, MD. Ballantine Books, 2000. Women Are Not Small Men,

Bruce, D, PhD, and Thatcher, S, MD, PhD. Ballantine Books, 2003. Making a Baby,

Lab Tests Online: ''Estrogen.''

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 25, 2018

SOURCES:

MedicineNet.com: ''Women’s Health: Female Hormones.''

MedicineNet.com: ''Estrogen levels in blood predict breast cancer’s return.''

Goldberg, N, MD. Ballantine Books, 2000. Women Are Not Small Men,

Bruce, D, PhD, and Thatcher, S, MD, PhD. Ballantine Books, 2003. Making a Baby,

Lab Tests Online: ''Estrogen.''

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 25, 2018

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