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How can men increase prolactin?

How can men increase prolactin?

Not wise: I'm not sure why you would want to increase prolactin. It is a hormone that in women supports breast feeding. In men it causes sexual dysfunction (impotence) and undesirable breast growth (gynecomastia). ...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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How can men increase prolactin?

Not wise: I'm not sure why you would want to increase prolactin. It is a hormone that in women supports breast feeding. In men it causes sexual dysfunction (impotence) and undesirable breast growth (gynecomastia). ...Read more

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I would like to know if using whey protein and bcaa to work out can increase the level of prolactin in a men (22, 2 ng/ml)? Thank you.

I would like to know if using whey protein and bcaa to work out can increase the level of prolactin in a men (22, 2 ng/ml)? Thank you.

No: No, dietary protein will not affect prolactin.
There are many medications that can cause mild prolactin elevations. Also, a lot of nipple stimulation can do this, which can sometimes be a factor with athletes, both men and women. A pituitary disorder is possible. ...Read more

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What are prolactin symptoms in men?

See answer: Low levels of prolactin are normal in men. High levels, however, can interfere with the male hormone testosterone. Lowered testosterone levels cause loss of sexual desire and low sperm counts. Impotence can occur as well as fatigue and loss of muscle mass and strength. Also, it can lead to decreased bone density and swelling of the mammary glands in men. ...Read more

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How does one change of the prolactin level in men?

Is it high?: Hi. I hate to assume, but you don't state if your prolactin is high. I must, therefore assume it is. High prolactin in men is lowered the same way it is in women - with a pill called cabergoline. It's very effective in almost all cases. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can there be natural ways to lower prolactin levels in men?

Can there be natural ways to lower prolactin levels in men?

Whoa: If a man has high prolactin levels, he has a prolactinoma until proved otherwise. This is a life-threatening lesion, and needs to be treated as a tumor rather than as a lab value. ...Read more

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Is there any recent research about what purpose prolactin serves in men or whether low prolactin levels are harmful for them?

Little effect: Better understood is that hyperprolactinemia can cause erectile dysfunction and infertilty in men due suppressive effects on lh and fsh. There have been a few studies suggesting that hypoprolactinemia in men can also cause infertility in men. ...Read more

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Can lowering prolactin in men reduce moobs?

Can lowering prolactin in men reduce moobs?

Gynecomastia: male breast enlargement hormonal or medical means will not reduce, is a benign condition will surgical reduction for cosmetic (and psychological) reasons See your doctor for surgical referral. ...Read more

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Is prolactin level in men can affect sperms count.?

Is prolactin level in men can affect sperms count.?

Yes prolactin can: Significantly elevated levels of prolactin can suppress pituitary gonadotroponins LH and FSH, and subsequently decrease testosterone levels and depress spermatogenesis. ...Read more

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Can the prolactin hormone be artificially produced for men who want to breastfeed?

Can the prolactin hormone be artificially produced for men who want to breastfeed?

Takes more: It takes more than prolactin to generate any significant milk production from a normal male. There would need to be adequate breast tissue "primed" with estrogen and progesterone, and then interaction of oxytocin and prolactin. ...Read more

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Turned 42 last wk. 5 weeks late. 2 neg hCG tests. On day 7/10 provera (medroxyprogesterone). Will I get w/d bleed? Thyr, prolactin and estrogen normal. FSH was 30? Peri men?

Turned 42 last wk. 5 weeks late. 2 neg hCG tests. On day 7/10 provera (medroxyprogesterone). Will I get w/d bleed? Thyr, prolactin and estrogen normal. FSH was 30? Peri men?

Maybe: Yes you may get withdrawal bleeding when you stop Provera (medroxyprogesterone). FSH 30 is a little high - possible early menopause. Several reasons why period may be delayed: stress, thyroid hormone deficiency, excessive weight loss over a short time, strenuous physical activity as in athletes, pregnancy, or menopause. ...Read more

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My last mens period was on 27th nov. And I've 9days delayed. My hormone levels are tsh:1.35 prolactin:20.86 fsh:4.3 estradiol:64, 36 are they norml?

My last mens period was on 27th nov. And I've 9days delayed. My hormone levels are tsh:1.35 prolactin:20.86 fsh:4.3 estradiol:64, 36 are they norml?

Prolactin high?: Depending on the normal range of the lab at which testing was done, the prolactin level may be just slightly elevated. The rest of the hormone levels are normal. A high prolactin level can interfere with ovulation ; lead to infertility. Because your elevation is so slight, usually we would repeat the test to verify the result. Prolactin levels are most accurate when drawn about 9-10 am. ...Read more

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I just turned 42. 5 weeks late and put on provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 10mg/10 days to induce period. Thyroid, prolactin, estrogen good. FSH level was at 30. Peri men?

I just turned 42. 5 weeks late and put on provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 10mg/10 days to induce period. Thyroid, prolactin, estrogen good. FSH level was at 30. Peri men?

Menopause: You did not say whether taking Provera (medroxyprogesterone) brought on your period. If it did, it means you still have reasonable estrogen production. However, the FSH level of 30 is consistent with starting menopause. However, you must make sure you are not pregnant if Provera (medroxyprogesterone) did not bring on your period. ...Read more

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Can dostinex (cabergoline) be used in men to decrease the ejaculation refractory period? Prolactin level is at the upper limit of normal.

Can dostinex (cabergoline) be used in men to decrease the ejaculation refractory period? Prolactin level is at the upper limit of normal.

Not likely: Dostinex (cabergoline) is used to treat hyperprolactinemia (hormone to make milk) by stimulating Dopamine receptor in the pituitary gland. It may reduce time to ejaculation but not likely to reduce the refractory period. As we get older this time gets longer and longer. Maybe testosterone can. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm a 22 year of man and had a check-up last week. My prolactin level is really higher than the usual. What is the function of the prolactin in man?

PRL in men: Hi. Prolactin (PRL) elevation in men turns off the pituitary drivers of testicular function; get lower testosterone and sperm production. Why did your doc check your PRL? Something you told him/her prompted that, or maybe a low testosterone level (which he/she would have drawn based on something in your history). Good luck! ...Read more

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Why would you check prolactin in a man?

Why would you check prolactin in a man?

Various reasons: Breast enlargement, lactating, evaluation of suspected tumor of the pituitary, visual field loss. ...Read more

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What is the best way to raise your prolactin levels?

Nipple stimulation: Nipple stimulation is fun, inexpensive and easy. And it is a lot better than becoming pregnant or developing a pituitary tumor. Why would anyone want to raise their prolactin level above "normal? ". ...Read more

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Taking cabergoline for increased prolactin level was at 485 went down to 33 within 5 months now prolactin is 35 why did it go up if I've been on meds?

Will fluctuate: Your prolactin level will fluctuate a little from day to day and even from different times of the day. If your blood was drawn every day for a week, there's a good chance you'd get a slightly different result every time. Not to worry...Going from 33 to 35 is hardly any change at all and you seem to be responding well to the medicine. ...Read more

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Can serouquel 50mg increase prolactin heavily? I'm 26 male and started training again that's why the question.

Any neuroleptic: Can potentially increase prolactin and seroquel (quetiapine) is no different in this respect. Having routine prolactin levels followed can prevent problems, however, the med would need to be discontinued or the dose is decreased in a timely manner if the prolactin level is too high.
It's a matter of close followup with laboratory studies with your prescriber. ...Read more

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Please name some antipsychotics (in their chemical names) that don't increase your prolactin levels. I live in south Africa where doctors are not well trained, I usually have to ask for meds I researc

All can: All antipsychotics -- even the atypical ones -- can increase prolactin at least transiently. Http://www. Jfponline. Com/pages. Asp? Aid=602 the atypicals (risperdal, geodon, (ziprasidone) seroquel, etc) are less likely than older antipsychotics (haldol, stelazine, thorazine, etc) to do it, but at high enough dose, they will. ...Read more

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Does drinking milk increase prolactin release?

No: Prolactin is a hormone released by the pituitary during pregnancy to promote breast milk production. It can also be abnormally produced by pituitary tumors. However, drinking milk does not affect prolactin levels. ...Read more

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Can Luvox (fluvoxamine) increase prolactin levels?

Can Luvox (fluvoxamine) increase prolactin levels?

Unlikely but..: The occurrence of elevated prolactin from Luvox (fluvoxamine) is rare. However, discuss with your doctor if you are concerned. A blood level is the only way to know for sure. ...Read more

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Can l tyrosine cause prolactin levels to increase?

Should not: If it has any effect at all, tyrosine should decrease prolactin. It is the immediate precursor for dopamine, which is released from the hypothalamus onto the pituitary and, among other things, affects prolacting release; however, the effect of increased Dopamine would be to decrease prolactin. Drugs that block Dopamine receptors (antipsychotics) can cause marked increases in prolactin levels. ...Read more

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How soon does prolactin increase after conceiving?

1st trimester: Prolactin levels begin to rise during the first trimester of a normal pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can Luvox (fluvoxamine) cause an increase in prolactin levels?

Can Luvox (fluvoxamine) cause an increase in prolactin levels?

Unlikely: I am not aware of any reports on prolactin levels and fluvoxamine or any other SSRIs. ...Read more

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Does the estrogen in bc pills raise prolactin levels? So everyone

Usually not: But a number of other medications, generally psychotropic meds, can definitely elevate prolactin levels. ...Read more

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