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Normal testosterone in women.

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Karen154

Hi all,

Could someone please advise on normal testosterone level for women and men.

My testosterone is 1.2 range is 0.05 to 2.60

My scalp hair brows and lashes fall out following a pins and needles feeling and change in temperature in hands.

I keep being told my testosterone is normal but it's one test for men and women so a woman could be at 2.60 same as a man and be considered normal.

Makes no sense to me. Lol I've also gain a lot of weight and facial starting but not noticeable.

Thanks

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According to the handbook on Endocrinology & diabetes it states the normal range for a women is 0.5-2.6nmol/L & for a man it is 8.4-28.7nmol/L Hope that helps/

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helvellaAdministrator in reply to PaulineS

The Wiki article has a chart of ranges for different testosterone tests and age ranges/genders - also has values in mass and molar measurements:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Testo...

You might have to click on [show] to see the chart!

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Karen154 in reply to helvella

Thank you. It just seems a bit odd that one Range is used for both men and women with nhs test. Appears that one Range fits all.

Xx

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Karen154 in reply to PaulineS

Thank you this is really helpful.

There is a different range for men and women. Also best to know your FREE testosterone levels rather than total level as only a small % is not bound by SHBG and it is the unbound which is active.

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