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High Prolactin Level
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
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
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
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?
Is it bad to have 1 cup of coffee everyday? I have high prolactin levels already, am waiting on my results as to why I have high prolactin levels.
Can a high prolactin level elevate glucose levels? If not, what meds cause a high prolactin level?
I am starting to take cabergoline for my high prolactin levels. When the level lowers can I stop taking the meds?
Depends: I your menstrual cycles did not stop before you took it, you may not need the cabergline. If you stop the Cabergoline and do not have menstrual cycles you will need to go back on it. Also, if you have a large pituitary tumor and not a micro adenoma you will need to stay on it. After menopause, you can stop it if you have a micro adenoma. ...Read more
I had a blood test 2 times and they have told me that I have very high prolactin levels only is this the same as having high cortisol levels?
I've just read that masturbation higher the prolactin levels, I've read also that high prolactin levels causes hairloss, I'm really concerned about it?
WRONG: Isn't it amazing what nonsense appears on the internet? It will not make you blind, either. ...Read more
Hello, I am Sadia. I want to become pregnant. I got marry 4.5 years ago. Please help me. I am so worry. Sometime I have high prolactin level and pco?
No: This is worrisome though, especially if it's well above the reference range and there's no clear explanation. (Mild elevations mean little and the range is set so that several percent of healthies fall above.) Get with your physician about this. ...Read more
PCOS doesn't cause : Pcos doesn't cause high prolactin levels. If your level is high we repeat it after a couple of weeks, avoiding nipple stimulation. If still high you need a MRI scan of the pituitary gland to check for pituitary tumors. Some medications cause high prolactin. If trying to conceive, or you're getting irregular periods or milk leaking (galactorrhea) we treat with bromocriptine or Cabergoline tablets. ...Read more
Does high prolactin levels cause low progesterone? What's the relation between these two hormones?
Hi, how to balance hormone level naturally. I had high prolactin level.now it is normal.i want to get pregnant.how will i do?
Could high prolactin levels be a cause of cancer i haven't had period in 5 months waiting to find out why my prolactin levels are high?
No relation to cance: Cancer is not caused or related to high prolactin. A benign adenoma of the pituitary gland is often the cause of high prolactin level which can cause irregular periods. You should go see an endocrinologist to check your pituitary gland(located under the brain) sooner. ...Read more
I have high prolactin levels am female and 17 I am waiting an MRI scan which will take 2-3 weeks will i be okay till then if I have a tumour?
Prolactin: A lot of people have a mildly high prolactin (i.e. Less than 100). If it is a tumor, the size of the tumor is proportional to the prolactin, so if prolactin is less than 100, the tumor is likely small. Prolactin tumors are almost always treated with medications, like cabergoline, and not surgery. Don't worry. You may need to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more