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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.?

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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What are natural sources of oxytocin?

What are natural sources of oxytocin?

It's made in your: Brain. Hypothalamus, to be exact.

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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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Can high prolactin cause cancer?

Can high prolactin cause cancer?

possible: Prolactin levels are elevated in pituitary tumors , evidence is getting accumulating significance of its levels in breast cancer , prostatic cancer and several other cancers , is in a investigative stage. ...Read more

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Oxytocin use in office setting ok?

Oxytocin: Oxytocin is a powerful hormone. When we hug or kiss a loved one, oxytocin levels drive up. It also acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain. In fact, the hormone plays a huge role in pair bonding. Prairie voles, one of nature's most monogamous species, produce oxytocin in spades. This hormone is also greatly stimulated during sex, birth, breast feeding, and the list goes on. ...Read more

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What is an oxytocin challenge test?

What is an oxytocin challenge test?

Fetal statuss check: A oxytocin challenge test(oct) involves giving a pregnant mother the drug to stimulate at least 3 contractions in a 10 minute interval to check whether the fetal heart rate accelerates(reassuring) or declines. It allows the OB md to check on the fetal status especially when there are concerns about the baby's wellbeing. ...Read more

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Could drinking milk elevate prolactin?

No: Prolactin is a hormone made in the pituitary gland of the brain and is regulated by the brain and a neurotransmitter called dopamine. Milk has no affect on prolactin. High prolactin can lead to increased milk production in the breast however. ...Read more

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Could high prolactin levels cause cancer?

Could high prolactin levels cause cancer?

Prolactin and cancer: It may be produced by a tumor or a cancer but a high prolactin level isn't likely to cause a cancer. Still, in women with very high levels who don't have regular menstrual cycles, the endometrial tissue can become abnormal. ...Read more

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Is insomnia a symptom of elevated prolactin?

No, but....: Maybe insomnia is a symptom of whatever is also causing your elevated prolactin. For many people, sleep is a fragile venture and almost any physiological disruption can effect it. Elevated prolactin can be due to a number of causes including medication, pregnancy, breast feeding, pituitary tumor or a variety of illnesses. You can imagine that any of these causes could have an impact on sleep. ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant having 35 prolactin level?

Can i get pregnant having 35 prolactin level?

Possible: It's possible, but less likely than if prolactin was normal. Why is your prolactin elevated? Have you been checked for pituitary problems or medication side effects? Check w/your doctor. Medication is available (cabergoline) to lower prolactin if needed. ...Read more

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Methyldopa can cause high level of prolactin?

Methyldopa can cause high level of prolactin?

Yes: One of the possible side effects of Methyldopa is that it can increase prolactin levels, leading to breast enlargement in men and women as well as affecting women's period cycles. ...Read more

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Does drinking milk increase prolactin release?

No: Prolactin is a hormone released by the pituitary during pregnancy to promote breast milk production. It can also be abnormally produced by pituitary tumors. However, drinking milk does not affect prolactin levels. ...Read more

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Pitocin (Definition)

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