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High Prolactin And Overweight
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?What causes high prolactin levels?
Im 25 years old male.Recently have checked my prolactin level and its high - 448.21.Where should I start to look for a ptoblem? Neurology?
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