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Dr. John Kim Dr. Kim
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Is 23.4 a high prolactin level?

Dr. John Kim Dr. Kim
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Is 23.4 a high prolactin level?

Normal: normal non pregnant levels is between 2 - 29 ng/ml Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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 do high prolactin levels mean?

Prolactin is a: Hormone produced by the pituitary gland. After pregnancy it causes lactation (milk production). Besides pregnancy it can be elevated from stress, exercise, nipple stimulation, medications (especially antipsychotics), or tumors/growths in the pituitary gland. ...Read more

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Why are high prolactin levels dangerous?

Warning: They often warn of a pituitary adenoma producing prolactin. Neglected, these things can be deadly. ...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 needs to be done for a high prolactin?

What needs to be done for a  high prolactin?

Prolactin: First confirm it is truly elevated by repeating the lab test and sending it to an endocrine reference lab. The best one is owned by labcorp -- called esoterix in california. Second if it's a woman check for pregnancy. Third perform an MRI with and without contrast of brain and pituitary gland. Fourth see a bd-cert endocrinologist for possible treatment. ...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

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Hello, how to reduce prolactin level faster. I have high prolactin level.after medication ut becomes normal.after 5 to 6 month it becomes high again?

Take it longer: Hi. I would take the dopaminergic medicine (suspect either bromocriptine or cabergoline) for at least 2 years after getting the prolactin normalized before you try weaning off it. Some people have to take the medicine chronically, but that's safe to do and effective. Good luck! ...Read more

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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