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31 year old over weight male on diet hdl 51.1 mg/dl glucose 98.1 mg/dl esr 20 mm/hr prolactin 2747 miu/ml testosterone 5.11 ng/ml whats wrong with me?

31 year old over weight male on diet
hdl 51.1 mg/dl
glucose 98.1 mg/dl
esr 20 mm/hr
prolactin 2747 miu/ml
testosterone 5.11 ng/ml
whats wrong with me?

Hyperprolactinemia: Elevated prolactin level can be due to abnormality to the pituitary gland, such as adenoma ( tumor) compression of the pituitary stalk , high level of prolactin can cause impotance, galactorrhea ( production of excess breats milk), gynecomastia ( big breast in men) your doctor may want to send you for an MRI of your brain for further evaluation. ...Read more

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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Is 23.4 a high prolactin level?

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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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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 are high levels of prolactin in women?

What are high levels of prolactin in women?

Depends on..: Normal level for nonpregnant, nonlactating (not breast feeding) is 2-29. For pregnant level varies greatly depending on first, second, or late trimester: 10-209. For male 2-18. So, levels beyond these ranges are considered high. If u have concerns, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is a prolactin level of 36.4 ng/ml high?

Is a prolactin level of 36.4 ng/ml high?

It depends: For a male person it is definitely high . For a pregnant and lactating women it is normal . For any other woman it is borderline . Keep in mind that prolactin level fluctuate dung the time of the day being high at night . Another issue is people on Dopamine antagonist like antipsychotic medication have high prolactin level ...Read more

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High dhea and prolactin. Is it prolatinoma?

Possible: High prolactin is commonly due to prolactinoma (often too small to be seen by mri) and various medications. Also occ. In hypothyroidism. Check w/your doctor or endocrinologist. ...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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Why do I have high androstenedione and prolactin?

Why do I have high androstenedione and prolactin?

Different things: Females can have elevated prolactin levels as a result of elevated androgens (from pcos or cah, for example). Or, when prolactin levels are high enough, androgen levels may increase also. Chicken or egg? An endocrinologist should be able to untangle cause and effect. Whichever it is, treating the underlying disorder should help decrease the other hormone level. ...Read more

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Does the medicine for high prolactin make you lose weight?

If you gained: Weight due to an elevated prolactin, the medication to lower prolactin (cabergoline) can allow you to lose weight, but doesn't make you lose weight. You still need diet and exercise. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high dhea and prolactin. prolatinoma?

What to do if I have high dhea and prolactin. prolatinoma?

Nt related: Hi. Elevated prolactin (PRL) is usually due to a prolactinoma, although some drugs can elevate prolactin. Elevated PRL does not cause an elevation in DHEA; the two are independent and not related. ...Read more

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What health issues are related to high ACTH and high prolactin?

What health issues are related to high ACTH and high prolactin?

Pituitary: Both hormones are produced by your pituitary. So processes that effect your pitiuitary. That can be primary pituitary gland problems, but often the gland can be effected by stress or other medical problems. ...Read more

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How long is the process of sorting high prolactin from a scan ?

MRI Pituitary Gland: I am not certain I fully understand your question. High prolactin levels in the blood are frequently due to functioning Microadenoma of the Pituitary Gland. MRI of the Pituitary demonstrates these lesions. Study takes under 30 minutes. Requires administration of Gadolinium. ...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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Can any woman have very high levels of prolactin without an actual tumor?

Can any woman have very high levels of prolactin without an actual tumor?

Could be: How high is "very high"? Some prescription meds can increase levels, polycystic ovaries can do it. High levels certainly can be related to pituitary tumors as well. ...Read more

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My wife (test positiv pregnacy) but analyse result why have HIGH PROLACTIN ? plz help me

My wife (test positiv pregnacy) but analyse result why have HIGH PROLACTIN  ? plz help me

PRL in pregnancy: Hi. Prolactin (PRL) levels normally rise during pregnancy, so your wife's data are most likely normal. Did she have high PRL (or a prolactinoma) prior to conception? That would change the picture. There is a risk of prolactinomas growing during pregnancy. But I'm doing too much speculating. Unless she has a prolactinoma, she's probably normal. Good luck to her for healthy pregnancy and baby! ...Read more

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

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

Swollen breasts: Prolactin is secreted by the pituitary gland at the base of the brain and it tells the breasts to produce milk for the infant. If the woman is not just post-pregnant there are pituitary tumors which can cause prolactin secretion. These have to be worked up. ...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

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

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