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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?
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
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
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
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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