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Can a high prolactin level elevate glucose levels? If not, what meds cause a high prolactin level?

Can a high prolactin level elevate glucose levels? If not, what meds  cause a high prolactin level?

I am not aware: if It elevates the prolactin level. Some of the medications prescribed for anxiety,depression, psychosis can elevate prolactin level. Also Hypothyroidism and Pituitary tumors elevates prolactin level. ...Read more

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Dr. Samuel Freedman
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Prolactin (Definition)

The pituitary gland makes many hormones. After delivery of a baby, the pituitary gland pours out prolactin which causes the breasts to produce milk. It may be abnormally produced and cause enlarged ...Read more


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What is causing my high prolactin levels?

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

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What causes high prolactin and cortisol levels?

What causes high prolactin and cortisol levels?

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

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What could cause a very high prolactin level in a woman's blood?

What could cause a very high prolactin level in a woman's blood?

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

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What are symptoms of high prolactin levels? Is it dangerous if a women have high prolactin levels?What causes high prolactin levels?

What are symptoms of high prolactin levels? Is it dangerous if a women have high prolactin levels?What causes high prolactin levels?

Blood tests: best to start with getting prolactin level and take it from there. Balance between prolactin, LH, FSH and other hormones is critical for normal female physiology. Discuss with your doc preferably a gynecologist ...Read more

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What causes high prolactin levels on a non- pregnant female?

Pituitary: The most common cause would be a microadenoma of the pituitary gland. It can usually be treated medically and can have a significant impact on ovulation and the abillity to get pregnant. ...Read more

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I've read that stress can cause high prolactin , but i don't know the mechanism .Can you explain to me , doctors?

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

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Can Klonopin or Wellbutrin (bupropion) cause high prolactin levels?

Can Klonopin or Wellbutrin (bupropion) cause 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

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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

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Would a very high prolactin level (no pituitary tumour) cause hypothyroidism or does hypothyroidism cause high prolactin levels?

Would a very high prolactin level (no pituitary tumour) cause hypothyroidism or does hypothyroidism cause high prolactin levels?

See below: Thyrotropine releasing hormone (trh) from hypothalamus stimulate prolactin and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in anterior pituitary hormones. If you have problems on both, pls see an endocrinologist or neuroto check for pituitary tests . Good luck. ...Read more

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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 more

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Can Chiari w/blocked CSF flow cause high Prolactin levels? Not pregnant breastfeeding or producing milk

Not usually: Chiari malformations typically do not cause high prolactin levels. Ironically, Chiari-Frommel Syndrome (not a Chiari malformation) IS associated with hyperprolactinemia, but that is a post-pregnancy issue with associated pituitary adenoma. ...Read more

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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

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Methyldopa can cause high level of prolactin?

Methyldopa can cause high level of prolactin?

Yes: One of the possible side effects of Methyldopa is that it can increase prolactin levels, leading to breast enlargement in men and women as well as affecting women's period cycles. ...Read more

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What can cause my prolactin level to be high?

What can cause my prolactin level to be high?

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

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What other symptoms does high prolactin cause?

What other symptoms does high prolactin cause?

Several -: Can cause breast leaking fluid in females. Can also cause some other hormonal problems like infertility in females and low testosterone in males. Needs evaluation by an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Which symptoms caused you to see your dr., to discover high prolactin levels?

Several: High prolactin can cause a number of symptoms especially in women. The most common and notable is missed periods and infertility. There can be milk or breast discharge and if due to a large tumor in the pituitary headaches, decreased libido or loss of peripheral vision. ...Read more