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

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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I was told that I have low prolactin levels. What could happen because of it?

Prolactin: A high prolactin can cause a number of problems. The assay that measured your prolactin likely has a lower range, but I am not sure that there would be much meaning or importance to a prolactin that is lower than the normal range. If your pituitary were damaged, and your prolactin stayed low, you may have trouble producing milk after pregnancy. ...Read more

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Could low prolactin levels in a male cause his testosterone levels to be too high? (since high prolactin causes low t)

Could low prolactin levels in a male cause his testosterone levels to be too high? (since high prolactin causes low t)

Prolactin: At high levels may suppress testosterone but the opposite relation has not be observed. However, low prolactin may be associated with orgasm problems and depression. ...Read more

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What causes no period since July, I'm cold when its hot, hot when cold, daily migranes, moody, low prolactin levels, pain with sex? Had c-sec in May.

What causes no period since July, I'm cold when its hot, hot when cold, daily migranes, moody, low prolactin levels, pain with sex? Had c-sec in May.

Did you bleed heavil: If you bled heavily after delivery and have these problems ,you should see an endocrinologist and be checked for Sheehans syndrome ...Read more

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What can cause no period since July, moodiness, cant regulate tempertaure, daily migranes, low prolactin after csec in May, if I didn't bleed heavily?

What can cause no period since July, moodiness, cant regulate tempertaure, daily migranes, low prolactin after csec in May, if I didn't bleed heavily?

Evaluation: The symptoms you describe suggest a hormonal imbalance. You will need specific testing to determine the cause. Please schedule an appointment with a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What could cause low prolactin levels, intense daily headaches, no cycle since July (not preg), moodiness & pain with intercourse, after c-sec in May?

What could cause low prolactin levels, intense daily headaches, no cycle since July (not preg), moodiness & pain with intercourse, after c-sec in May?

Hypopituitarism: Hi. Not saying it IS without appropriate diagnostics, but hypopituitarism could cause all of those things. Hypopituitarism is rare, but certainly could cause those things, and may be more likely if the C/S in May was ├╝ber bloody. Ask your doc or gyn if you need to see an endocrinologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could cause abnormally low prolactin levels? I am 32 and have been breastfeeding for 3 yrs but prolactin is below normal.growth hormone is lowish

Prolactin levels: A low prolactin level may be caused by excessive bleeding at the time of delivery which affected or damaged your anterior pituitary gland. This phenomenon is known as Sheehan's syndrome. Your thyroid may also be affected.See your gynecologist or a gynecological endocrinologist for help ...Read more