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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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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?

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 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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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

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Could high prolactin levels cause cancer?

Could high prolactin levels cause cancer?

Prolactin and cancer: It may be produced by a tumor or a cancer but a high prolactin level isn't likely to cause a cancer. Still, in women with very high levels who don't have regular menstrual cycles, the endometrial tissue can become abnormal. ...Read more

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What causes high prolactin levels on a non- pregnant female?

Pituitary: The most common cause would be a microadenoma of the pituitary gland. It can usually be treated medically and can have a significant impact on ovulation and the abillity to get pregnant. ...Read more

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High prolactin levels on invega, (paliperidone) should I be concerned?

Yes: Elevated prolactin levels can cause a variety of medical problems, such as infertility, sexual disfunction, menstrual irregularity, galactorrhoea, and osteoporosis. Discuss these finding with your doctor to determine your best options. ...Read more

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After my treatment for high prolactin levels, can I still have children ?

After my treatment for high prolactin levels, can I still have children ?

Yes, if you've been: treated for high prolactin and have normalized, I see no reason why you can't have children ...Read more

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Can a high prolactin level elevate glucose levels? If not, what meds cause a high prolactin level?

Can a high prolactin level elevate glucose levels? If not, what meds  cause a high prolactin level?

I am not aware: if It elevates the prolactin level. Some of the medications prescribed for anxiety,depression, psychosis can elevate prolactin level. Also Hypothyroidism and Pituitary tumors elevates prolactin level. ...Read more

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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

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Can treating my high prolactin level regulate my progesterone levels too? I am.Taking dopergin for high prolactin

Possible: High prolactin can disrupt the whole female hormonal axis. Fixing it is the first step in getting the period normalize. See your doctor as directed. ...Read more

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Can you get a period with high prolactin levels? Yahoo

depends how high: As the prolactin increases, it eventually shuts down lh/fsh and that usually stops the period. The level where this happens is quite variable, however. Mild elevations in prolactin will usually do nothing. ...Read more

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Do high prolactin levels increase facial hair in women ?

Do high prolactin levels increase facial hair in women ?

No: Unless the elevated prolactin is associated with other imbalances in testosterone and estrogen. Discuss the increased hair with your endocrinologist. ...Read more