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what is prolactin level

A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Pena
25 years experience Fertility Medicine
Depends: Normal prolactin level depends on which assay is used and may thus differ from one laboratory to another. Prolactin level is also affected by a vari ... Read More
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Dr. Terence Lee
31 years experience Fertility Medicine
It depends: There are many women who may test slightly high for prolactin and still have children naturally. I'd begin by exploring what all the other possibiliti ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends on the lab: The normal values for prolactin varies with the reference lab that did the testing and those should be listed on the test report. Once the prolactin i ... Read More
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Dr. Gerald Morris
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Prolactin level: High prolactin is relative to cause but upper normal value for serum level is about 20 ng/mL. Pituitary tumors can have values in the thousands and t ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Depends on lab: Hi. For most labs, upper end of normal for prolactin (PRL) is about 17, so "high" is anything above that. Depending on how high PRL is and how long i ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
Many possibilities: A very high prolactin could be from a pituitary adenoma, which is usually treated with medications. Often there are minor elevations in prolactin, an ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
46 years experience 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience 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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Mathews
16 years experience 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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
11 years experience 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience 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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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Warning: They often warn of a pituitary adenoma producing prolactin. Neglected, these things can be deadly.
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