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How hypothyroidism could lead to elevated level of prolactin, ? a big thank

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Complicated: Severe hypothyroidism can cause excessive trh to be released from the hypothalamus. Trh causes release of TSH but also prolactin release thereby raising your prolactin level. Treatment is to take care of the hypothyroidism.
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
TRH: Hypothyroidism leads to a higher level of trh stimulation in the hypothalamus to stimulate more TSH to stimulate more thyroid hormone. Trh also stimulates prolactin production. It will resolve if your thyroid level is normalized.
Last updated Jun 10, 2014


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