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Causes High Prolactin Level
What are symptoms of high prolactin levels? Is it dangerous if a women have high prolactin levels?What causes high prolactin levels?
Well ...: In theory, Wellbutrin (bupropion) could cause hyperprolactinemia but in all honesty, I've never seen it occur in clinical practice. Also, Klonopin (a medication that works on the GABA system) can actually inhibit prolactin release. So, short answer is ... It's possible but very unlikely. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Is it dangerous or cause high prolactin level if a person take thyronorm 50mg with normal thyroid levels?
Dangerous : If ur thyroid hormone level is normal & u take exogenous (extra) thyroid hormone, then u are putting yourself in danger. You can cause thyrotoxicosis or deleterious effects on your body (heart, hair/skin/nails, pituitary, & other glands) from excessive thyroid hormone. You have to check your hormone levels, including prolactin, regularly when taking thyroid hormone. Do it under doctor supervision ...Read more
Would a very high prolactin level (no pituitary tumour) cause hypothyroidism or does hypothyroidism cause high prolactin levels?
Can Chiari w/blocked CSF flow cause high Prolactin levels? Not pregnant breastfeeding or producing milk
What can cause high Prolactin level in a woman who is not pregnant, not breastfeeding or producing breast milk?
Hyperprolactinemia: Non pregnancy/breastfeeding reasons for high prolactin levels can be due to pituitary secreting excess prolactin (idiopathic prolactinemia), liver disease (cirrhosis), kidney disease, hypothyroidism, chest trauma and stress. Medications can also increase prolactin including psychiatric and gastrointestinal drugs. Estrogens and verapamil can also elevate prolactin levels. ...Read more
Can a high prolactin level elevate glucose levels? If not, what meds cause a high prolactin level?
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, and this can be from many other causes. Certain medications, nipple stimulation (eg jogging), hypothyroidism, postpartum. Why was it measured? Infertility, irreg menses (women) or low libido (men)? Your endocrinologist can help you with this. ...Read more
Prolactin is elevated naturally in pregnancy and breastfeeding; if neither apply to you and it is markedly elevated, it may be a prolactinoma. See your doctor for further evaluation.
Cortisol elevation can be anything that stresses your body. There are disease states with excessive cortisol production, but these are less likely. Again, discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Many things: There are over 40 reasons - ask your doctor why it was drawn and what the next step in the differential is. ...Read more
No: High prolactin is not known to be associated with Hyperglycemia. Some of the medications associated with hyperglycemia are Steroids, High dose of Beta blockers ( except carvidalol & Nebivalol) High dose of HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) ( 50 mg or higher)I Statins can cause minimal elevation of blood sugar. ...Read more
High prolactin: Hi. High prolactin (PRL) is most often caused by a benign pituitary tumor that makes PRL. There are certain drugs that can cause hyperprolactinemia, such as anti-dopaminergic drugs and narcotics. Your gender isn't stated. If you're a woman, it can make your periods cease (but at your age, menopause is knocking, so that must be considered). It can also cause breast milk not related to childbirth. ...Read more
Hi, I have tested my prolactin level and it came as 20. Do I need to worry about it. What is the normal range? How much high level can cause concerns ?
Your level is normal at 20
No need to worry but we don't know why was this test done ...Read more
I've just read that masturbation higher the prolactin levels, I've read also that high prolactin levels causes hairloss, I'm really concerned about it?
WRONG: Isn't it amazing what nonsense appears on the internet? It will not make you blind, either. ...Read more
No: This is worrisome though, especially if it's well above the reference range and there's no clear explanation. (Mild elevations mean little and the range is set so that several percent of healthies fall above.) Get with your physician about this. ...Read more
Could low prolactin levels in a male cause his testosterone levels to be too high? (since high prolactin causes low t)
Absolutely: A high prolactin level can suppress the ovaries from functioning normally, so it's like you are in menopause. One of the common symptoms is night sweats. Here's a link to some good info: http://www.Uptodate.Com/contents/high-prolactin-levels-and-prolactinomas-beyond-the-basics. ...Read more
Could high prolactin levels be a cause of cancer i haven't had period in 5 months waiting to find out why my prolactin levels are high?
No relation to cance: Cancer is not caused or related to high prolactin. A benign adenoma of the pituitary gland is often the cause of high prolactin level which can cause irregular periods. You should go see an endocrinologist to check your pituitary gland(located under the brain) sooner. ...Read more
How long will it take for prolactin levels (17.5 in male) to drop after discontinuing high doses of antihistamine for three consecutive months that caused elevated numbers? Will hair stop shedding?
High prolactin levels no period in 5 months, eyesight is fine when glasses are on haven't taken any meds to cause this what could i have, so confused?
There are: A variety of potential causes for elevated prolactin - you don't state how elevated your level is. Most common is psychotropic medication given for depression, anxiety, psychosis, etc. Hypothyroidism is a common cause. Pituitary tumors can secrete excess prolactin, talk w/your doctor. ...Read more
I hve prolactin level 189.2ng/ml and i had on cabergoline for 2 times a week for 1 mnth now i stopped.Is this high level shure caused by pituary tumor?
Talk to ur doc: There are other causes for high prolactin such as medication side effects, pregnancy...But a pituitary tumor is very possible with a prolactin of 189. It's helpful to find the cause so you know you are not missing something. Only knowing what info you gave above, i think a MRI is appropriate. Talk to your doc. ...Read more
What causes your brain to produce abnormally high levels of prolactin? And is it dangerous to not be treated or is there a treatment?
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