A 30-year-old male asked:
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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.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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