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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Hyperprolactinemia

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Can you cure a microadenoma that causes hyperprolactinemia?

Can you cure a microadenoma that causes hyperprolactinemia?

Sometines: There are two medications that can lower prolactin levels, often to normal, in patients with prolactinomas- these are bromocryptine and cabergoline. In some cases if the prolactin has been persistently normal on the medication, it will remain normal after the medication is stopped. This should only be done under the supervision of an experienced endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Why would cirrhosis cause hyperprolactinemia?

Why would cirrhosis cause hyperprolactinemia?

Increased estrogen: Liver normally metabolizes estrogen. With cirrhosis, estrogen levels become elevated as liver cannot break it down. The production of prolactin is stimulated in the pituitary as a result of increased estrogen. ...Read more

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Latuda (lurasidone) and oxcarbazepine caused hyperprolactinemia, now untreated, the Dr office shut down how do I go about getting treatment?

Latuda (lurasidone) and oxcarbazepine caused hyperprolactinemia, now untreated, the Dr office shut down how do I go about getting treatment?

Answer: Contact another specialist in your local area----some of the side effects of the medications will wear off after time----some have more prolonged actions-----but you also have to deal with the PSY issues you were being treated for----for which you will need to establish with another physician in that specialty field ...Read more

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If hyperprolactinemia is caused by antipsychotics, how long after quitting the antipsychotics does it take to disappear?

Several weeks: Several weeks to resolve, unless there is another cause for high prolactin. In that case, Cabergoline may be used to return prolactin to normal. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with hyperprolactinemia. Serum level of 97.9.My MRI does not show a tumor. What other things can cause this.?

I have been diagnosed with hyperprolactinemia. Serum level of 97.9.My MRI does not show a tumor. What other things can cause this.?

A tumor: You may still have a little one in your pituitary that isn't showing on mri. I suspect that these underlying most cases of "hypothalamic-pituitary dysregulation" as I've found them at autopsy in people who have no idea. Trusting you're healthy otherwise ; not on meds or overstressed; many women with polycystic ovary disease run a somewhat high prolactin. Treatment (if you need it) may be empirical. ...Read more

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What is hyperprolactinemia?

What is hyperprolactinemia?

High prolactin: It means high levels of prolactin measured in blood. Prolactin is a peptide hormone made by the pituitary gland. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have hyperprolactinemia?

How can I tell if I have hyperprolactinemia?

Blood test: You can tell by checking prolactin levels in your blood. It will be elevated. You can also experience milk production from your breasts but this doesn't happen in everyone with prolactinemia. ...Read more

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Is there any medication for curing hyperprolactinemia?

Is there any medication for curing hyperprolactinemia?

Yes: There are two medications used to treat elevated prolactin levels (after a full medical evaluation has been done) - these are bromocryptine and cabergoline. ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of hyperprolactinemia?

What are the negative effects of hyperprolactinemia?

Low hormone levels: Elevated prolactin levels lower the pituitary hormones that stimulate the production of reproductive hormones. This will cause low estrogen and lack of ovulation and periods in women and low testosterone in men. ...Read more

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Can you still conceive if you have hyperprolactinemia?

Can you still conceive if you have hyperprolactinemia?

Yes: Although hyperprolactinemia can cause infertility, there are certain types of prolactin - sometimes called big or macroprolactinemia - associated sometimes with normal menses and pregnancy. ...Read more

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Do you know if agnucaston is effective in hyperprolactinemia?

Not in the least bit: Hi. Nope, no effect...unless they're slipping some dopaminergic agent in there! ;-) Stick to cabergoline!!! ...Read more

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What is gynecomastia and hyperprolactinemia?

What is gynecomastia and hyperprolactinemia?

Gynecomastia: Gynecomastia is the development of breast tissue in males. It may be small nodular areas of tissue under the nipple, or it can be fairly significant with excess skin and fatty tissue as well. This can be normal during puberty, related to hormone imbalances, or certain drugs/medications. Hyperprolactinemia is high levels of the hormone prolactin in the blood, this can affect breast development. ...Read more

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Is agnucaston effective for hyperprolactinemia?

Is agnucaston effective for hyperprolactinemia?

Probably not: You're referring to chaste tree supplements (vitex agnus castus). In a small german study vitex capsules were thought to help "latent hyperprolactinemia" in women with normal prolactin levels. The hormone test used in the study is not used in clinical practice. If you have hyperprolactinemia see a reproductive endocrinology md even if not trying to conceive; it may be due to a non-cancerous tumor. ...Read more

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Will IVF work on women who have hyperprolactinemia?

Will IVF work on women who have hyperprolactinemia?

It could, BUT: hyperprolactinemia is very easy to detect and very easy (and important) to treat. Why would you do IVF with hyperprolactinemia instead of treating it? ...Read more

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Hyperprolactinemia - is there a permanent treatment?

Hyperprolactinemia - is there a permanent treatment?

Maybe: If elevated prolactin levels are caused by a pituitary tumor labeled as a macro adenoma which is greater than 1 cm in size, then surgery is recommended for treatment which can be potentially permanent. Usually when the prolactinomas are smaller than 1 cm, medical treatment is the preferred treatment. ...Read more

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Does being diagnosed with hyperprolactinemia mean that you do have a tumor in the pituitary?

Does being diagnosed with hyperprolactinemia mean that you do have a tumor in the pituitary?

High prolactin: Not necessarily -- high prolactin can be caused by other things ie medications, pregnancy, stress, thyroid dysfunction, nipple stimulation, lab error. ...Read more

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I suffer from hyperprolactinemia and I recently had a 8cm fluid filled cyst removed. What are my chances of getting pregnant naturally?

I suffer from hyperprolactinemia and I recently had a 8cm fluid filled cyst removed. What are my chances of getting pregnant naturally?

Good: It depends on the size and management of the prolactinoma but the fluid filled ovarian cyst is common and shouldn't have an effect. Keep working with yor endocrinologist, get the prolactinoma under control but get his opinion. ...Read more