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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

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Is there any medication for curing hyperprolactinemia?

Is there any medication for curing hyperprolactinemia?

Yes: There are two medications used to treat elevated prolactin levels (after a full medical evaluation has been done) - these are bromocryptine and cabergoline. ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of hyperprolactinemia?

What are the negative effects of hyperprolactinemia?

Low hormone levels: Elevated prolactin levels lower the pituitary hormones that stimulate the production of reproductive hormones. This will cause low estrogen and lack of ovulation and periods in women and low testosterone in men. ...Read more

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Can you still conceive if you have hyperprolactinemia?

Can you still conceive if you have hyperprolactinemia?

Yes: Although hyperprolactinemia can cause infertility, there are certain types of prolactin - sometimes called big or macroprolactinemia - associated sometimes with normal menses and pregnancy. ...Read more

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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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Do you know if agnucaston is effective in hyperprolactinemia?

Not in the least bit: Hi. Nope, no effect...unless they're slipping some dopaminergic agent in there! ;-) Stick to cabergoline!!! ...Read more

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If hyperprolactinemia is caused by antipsychotics, how long after quitting the antipsychotics does it take to disappear?

Several weeks: Several weeks to resolve, unless there is another cause for high prolactin. In that case, Cabergoline may be used to return prolactin to normal. ...Read more

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What is gynecomastia and hyperprolactinemia?

What is gynecomastia and hyperprolactinemia?

Gynecomastia: Gynecomastia is the development of breast tissue in males. It may be small nodular areas of tissue under the nipple, or it can be fairly significant with excess skin and fatty tissue as well. This can be normal during puberty, related to hormone imbalances, or certain drugs/medications. Hyperprolactinemia is high levels of the hormone prolactin in the blood, this can affect breast development. ...Read more

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Why would cirrhosis cause hyperprolactinemia?

Why would cirrhosis cause hyperprolactinemia?

Increased estrogen: Liver normally metabolizes estrogen. With cirrhosis, estrogen levels become elevated as liver cannot break it down. The production of prolactin is stimulated in the pituitary as a result of increased estrogen. ...Read more

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Is agnucaston effective for hyperprolactinemia?

Is agnucaston effective for hyperprolactinemia?

Probably not: You're referring to chaste tree supplements (vitex agnus castus). In a small german study vitex capsules were thought to help "latent hyperprolactinemia" in women with normal prolactin levels. The hormone test used in the study is not used in clinical practice. If you have hyperprolactinemia see a reproductive endocrinology md even if not trying to conceive; it may be due to a non-cancerous tumor. ...Read more

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Will IVF work on women who have hyperprolactinemia?

Will IVF work on women who have hyperprolactinemia?

It could, BUT: hyperprolactinemia is very easy to detect and very easy (and important) to treat. Why would you do IVF with hyperprolactinemia instead of treating it? ...Read more