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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 23.4 a high prolactin level?

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Is 23.4 a high prolactin level?

Normal: normal non pregnant levels is between 2 - 29 ng/ml Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How to controll my prolactin level.?

Cause: First, find the cause for the hyperprolatinemia. Don't just treat the number. If due to a pituitary growth, a pill can be used to lower it. If the prolactin is high because of side effect of a drug, stopping the drug can normalize your level. Work with your doctor to find the cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why are high prolactin levels dangerous?

Warning: They often warn of a pituitary adenoma producing prolactin. Neglected, these things can be deadly. ...Read more

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What is causing my high prolactin levels?

Many possibilities: A very high prolactin could be from a pituitary adenoma, which is usually treated with medications. Often there are minor elevations in prolactin, and this can be from many other causes. Certain medications, nipple stimulation (eg jogging), hypothyroidism, postpartum. Why was it measured? Infertility, irreg menses (women) or low libido (men)? Your endocrinologist can help you with this. ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of prolactin?

Macroprolactin?: Hi. There is only one prolactin (PRL). Elevated PRL (from pituitary tumor and/or certain drugs) can cause hypogonadism in either gender, amenorrhea in women, and breast milk production (possible in either gender, but obviously more common in women). Macroprolactin (m-PRL) is an aggregate of PRL, so blood PRL measures high, but m-PRL doesn't cause a problem and doesn't need treatment. That's all! ...Read more

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What are high levels of prolactin in women?

What are high levels of prolactin in women?

Depends on..: Normal level for nonpregnant, nonlactating (not breast feeding) is 2-29. For pregnant level varies greatly depending on first, second, or late trimester: 10-209. For male 2-18. So, levels beyond these ranges are considered high. If u have concerns, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the different effects of prolactin?

What are the different effects of prolactin?

Prolactin: It depends if you are male or female. In males it interferes with growth hormone secretion, delays pubertal hormones. In females it causes breast enlargement, engorgement, and discharge called galactorrhea. ...Read more

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High dhea and prolactin. Is it prolatinoma?

Possible: High prolactin is commonly due to prolactinoma (often too small to be seen by mri) and various medications. Also occ. In hypothyroidism. Check w/your doctor or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What causes high prolactin and cortisol levels?

Varies: Prolactin is elevated naturally in pregnancy and breastfeeding; if neither apply to you and it is markedly elevated, it may be a prolactinoma. See your doctor for further evaluation. Cortisol elevation can be anything that stresses your body. There are disease states with excessive cortisol production, but these are less likely. Again, discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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