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Causes Of High Prolactin
Can a high prolactin level elevate glucose levels? If not, what meds cause a high prolactin level?
Missed period since 27/3. Period usually unstable cause of high prolactin but not that late. -ve hpt &vaginal us 8days ago. Shld i take another test?
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
Varies: 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
What are symptoms of high prolactin levels? Is it dangerous if a women have high prolactin levels?What causes high prolactin levels?
I've read that stress can cause high prolactin , but i don't know the mechanism .Can you explain to me , doctors?
Minor mystery: I've known ever since residency that the mere stress of a venipuncture can cause an elevated "spot" prolactin, requiring that it be confirmed with suppression or other testing. Since prolactin is produced in response to factors from the brain over moments, it's in the brain wiring -- like the production during orgasm, nipple stimulation, or sleep. Anybody else know more? Thanks. ...Read more
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?
What causes high prolactin. And how can it be regulated to a balanced level. Tried dostinex and clomid (clomiphene) still no conception yet. ?
Thyroid ?: you may need to check the status of your thyroid and testosterone levels as both can affect prolactin levels directly and indirectly. Additionally and especially if you have tried adequate doses of dostinex, (cabergoline) you may consider discussing with your provided if MRI of the pituitary is needed (if not done already). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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