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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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