Then we have the female virilization effects; virilization referring to the promotion of masculine traits in women; such effects can include body-hair growth, a deepening of the vocal chords and clitoral enlargement. For this reason, staying in the time frame of use mentioned in the benefits section is extremely important, and low doses should be used as well. If you do this, most women will be fine, but if virilization symptoms begin to show for any reason all hope is not lost. If symptoms begin to show, you should discontinue use at their onset, and if you do they will fade away rapidly. If they are ignored, this is where a problem will occur, and you may be stuck with them for the rest of your life.
In February 2009, Sports Illustrated reported that Alex Rodriguez tested positive for two anabolic steroids , testosterone and metenolone enanthate, while playing for the Texas Rangers in 2003. He claims to have purchased them over the counter, in the Dominican Republic . However, " boli ," as he referred to it, is an illegal substance in the Dominican Republic.   In an interview with ESPN two days after the SI revelations, Rodriguez admitted to using banned substances from 2001 to 2003, citing "an enormous amount of pressure to perform," but said he had not since then used banned performance-enhancing substances.   He said he did not know the name(s) of the particular substance(s) he was using, and would not specify whether he took them in injectable form. 
As a non-aromatizing androgen, dihydrotestosterone is extremely potent. Aromatization refers to the conversion of testosterone or anabolic steroids into estrogen. High estrogenic activity causes bloating, acne, water retention and oily skin. As dihydrotestosterone does not aromatize even at high dosages, users do not face the aforementioned side-effects. Lack of water retention also has a hardening effect on muscle tissue, in bodybuilders. Being a powerful androgen, dihydrotestosterone is also responsible for a shift in the estrogen-testosterone ratio in the body. Due to its predominant androgenic component, the steroid has a stimulating effect on the adreno-pituitary functions, and causes neurological excitation in the ‘sexual orientation areas of the brain’. This in turn, spikes sex drive in males.