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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Prolactin: A prolactin test is often ordered to evaluate or rule out the presence of a prolactinoma, a benign pituitary tumor which can cause menstral irregulari ... Read More

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Not wise: I'm not sure why you would want to increase prolactin. It is a hormone that in women supports breast feeding. In men it causes sexual dysfunction (i ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
Prolactin?: NTWari~ its normal. I would watch and monitor levels annually. If ever > 29ng, then see MD for MRI pituitary to r/o micro adenoma and if positive c ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Prolactin: Can be elevated in certain pituitary tumors, hypothyroidism, breast stimulation, and in response to many psychiatric medications. Check w/your doctor ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
10 years experience in Family Medicine
Prolactin Level: There is a simple blood test that can be done that will tell you what your prolactin level is. The test itself is just called "prolactin level." there ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Mathews
15 years experience in Endocrinology
Prolactin is a: Hormone produced by the pituitary gland. After pregnancy it causes lactation (milk production). Besides pregnancy it can be elevated from stress, exer ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Weitberg
44 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
See answer: Low levels of prolactin are normal in men. High levels, however, can interfere with the male hormone testosterone. Lowered testosterone levels cause ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Prolactin elevation: Hi. Prolactin (PRL) elevation is usually due to a benign tumor in the pituitary, although some drugs can cause PRL elevation too. Elevated PRL is asso ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Various reasons: Breast enlargement, lactating, evaluation of suspected tumor of the pituitary, visual field loss.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Good healthy diet: There is nothing you can eat that will alter prolactin levels. Why are they elevated? Have you been evaluated by your doctor, looking for pituitary tu ... Read More
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