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What is hyperprolactinemia?

What is hyperprolactinemia?

High prolactin: It means high levels of prolactin measured in blood. Prolactin is a peptide hormone made by the pituitary gland. ...Read more

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How do I know If I have hyperprolactinemia from seroquel (quetiapine). Currently experiencing symptoms of sexual dysfunction from antipsychotics. Is there solution?

How do I know If I have hyperprolactinemia from seroquel (quetiapine). Currently experiencing symptoms of sexual dysfunction from antipsychotics. Is there solution?

Blood prolactin leve: A blood prolactin level will tell you if you have hyperprolactinemia from any cause. Generally it should be drawn fasting and early in the morning (8 a.m. is pretty standard.) ...Read more

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Does being diagnosed with hyperprolactinemia mean that you do have a tumor in the pituitary?

Does being diagnosed with hyperprolactinemia mean that you do have a tumor in the pituitary?

High prolactin: Not necessarily -- high prolactin can be caused by other things ie medications, pregnancy, stress, thyroid dysfunction , nipple stimulation, lab error. ...Read more

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Can you cure a microadenoma that causes hyperprolactinemia?

Can you cure a microadenoma that causes hyperprolactinemia?

Sometines: There are two medications that can lower prolactin levels, often to normal, in patients with prolactinomas- these are bromocryptine and cabergoline. In some cases if the prolactin has been persistently normal on the medication, it will remain normal after the medication is stopped. This should only be done under the supervision of an experienced endocrinologist. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight after treatment of hyperprolactinemia by cabergoline?

How can I lose weight after treatment of hyperprolactinemia by cabergoline?

Diet and exercise: The best way to lose weight is via proper eating and exercise. Be sure to ask the doctor who prescribed your medicine about this. ...Read more

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Hyperprolactinemia - is there a permanent treatment?

Hyperprolactinemia - is there a permanent treatment?

Maybe: If elevated prolactin levels are caused by a pituitary tumor labeled as a macro adenoma which is greater than 1 cm in size, then surgery is recommended for treatment which can be potentially permanent. Usually when the prolactinomas are smaller than 1 cm, medical treatment is the preferred treatment. ...Read more

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I got married before one year and three months, my wife had hyperprolactinemia which prevented prgnancy occurance, now hormones normal but no pregnancy?

I got married before one year and three months, my wife had hyperprolactinemia which prevented prgnancy occurance, now hormones normal but no pregnancy?

See doctor: There may be additional infertility issues. 33% of the time it's male related, 33% it's female related and 33% of the time it's unknown. Even though pituitary is fixed, as it were, still could be other reasons for infertility. A doctor can help you both sort out. Male should be tested, if hasn't already. ...Read more

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What is hyperprolactinemia?

High prolactin: It means high levels of prolactin measured in blood. Prolactin is a peptide hormone made by the pituitary gland. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have hyperprolactinemia?

How can I tell if I have hyperprolactinemia?

Blood test: You can tell by checking prolactin levels in your blood. It will be elevated. You can also experience milk production from your breasts but this doesn't happen in everyone with prolactinemia. ...Read more