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Prolactin Causing Elevated Affecting Thyroid
Could my prolactin secreting tumor which is causing elevated prolactin levels also be affecting my thyroid?
Is it dangerous or cause high prolactin level if a person take thyronorm 50mg with normal thyroid levels?
Dangerous: If ur thyroid hormone level is normal & u take exogenous (extra) thyroid hormone, then u are putting yourself in danger. You can cause thyrotoxicosis or deleterious effects on your body (heart, hair/skin/nails, pituitary, & other glands) from excessive thyroid hormone. You have to check your hormone levels, including prolactin, regularly when taking thyroid hormone. Do it under doctor supervision ...Read more
I have low estrogen and low tsh. (but my testosterone, thyroid, and prolactin levels are normal) what could be the cause of low estrogen and low tsh?
Diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. Unknown cause. Tsh in range. Normal t3 high ft4. Negative antibodies for graves and Hashi. Thyroid ultrasound normal. Low b12 lower range vit D. Normal prolactin level. Endo believes it’s pituitary?
Prolactin is 3000 and endo won't give a MRI cause I still get period. Can I ask him I want one for piece of mind also thyroid has swung hypo to hyper.
Yes: Yes, if prolactin is 3000 and you are now hyperthyroid (low tsh), that is not a good sign. I would request a MRI from your endocrinologist. There might be a reason why he/she is not ordering it (need more info here) but for "peace of mind", I don't think it's unreasonable to request this from your endo. If you are still concern, you can also seek a second opinion. Good luck. ...Read more
What is the corilation between the function of the thyroid and prolactin? If your prolactin is elevated does your thyroid not function fully?
Hypothyroidism->PRL: Primary hypothyroidism (a deficiency of the thyroid itself) leads to the hypothalamus producing trh (thyroid releasing hormone) to stimulate the pituitary to stimulate the thyroid to produce more hormone. Trh also leads to the production of prolactin, and can elevate prolactin levels slightly. ...Read more
I have elevated prolactin (57) if I start medication for it will my thyroid function more fully? I believe my thyroid is weak, dr says "in range".
Perhaps: Prolactin can have a disruptive effect on the hormones of the anterior pituitary (lh, fsh, gh, tsh). This can cause irregular periods. Although certainly not the most prominent effect of elevated prolactin, it could conveably make labs appear "in range" when they are not truly optimal. ...Read more
How does an elevated prolactin level effect your thyroid production? Dr says my thyroid is in range. My prolactin is 47-57. I just started cabergoline
I'm taking cabergoline for elevated prolactin not due to a tumor, how will cabergoline affect my thyroid production? I believe thyroid is lacking.
Most often due to rx: The most frequent cause of elevated prolactin not due to a pituitary problem is ingestion of medication -- most commonly medication given for depression, anxiety, psychiatric illness, etc. Check with your prescribing physician. High prolactin can be seen in people with low thyroid function with high trh secretion, although it is more common with damage due to a tumor. ...Read more
I have elevated prolactin, not due to pituitary tumor, will cabergoline enable thyroid and estrogen/progesterone ratio to all become balanced?
Probably: High prolactin can result from certain medications, narcotics, stress, as well as from pituitary tumors that are too small to see on imaging studies. High prolactin will cause female pituitary hormone levels to become abnormal, resulting in irregular periods or loss of periods. Cabergoline will lower prolactin and improve this imbalance. High prolactin does not typically cause abnormal thyroid. ...Read more
I am a 23 year old female. I was told all of my hormones and thyroid levels are "within range" but I'm experiencing chronic tiredness, fibroids, sexual dis-function, no libido, and hair loss. My prolactin was elevated at 31.2.
E2- 24, LH-11, FSH-6.8 on CD7. Thyroid and prolactin test normal. 23 years old. But E2 is very low?! Help?
Cycle day 7: With lab tests it is important to go over the results with the ordering physician who can interpret the results within the proper clinical context. Estrogen levels are generally not done in a 23 year old as they naturally fluctuate throughout the cycle. Estrogen should be low on day 7 and then increase around ovulation. LH and FSH levels are more reliable markers in young patients ...Read more
Blood results thyroid stim 4.97 rang 0.15/3.2, free T4 14.8 range 9.9/20.1, prolactin 129 range 10/530 is this normal or borderline?
There is something: Wrong with your reference ranges, or your results are being reported in different units than are commonly utilized in the us. Can you resubmit the question with the type of units? ...Read more
3 days after taking a Plan B pill I had blood work done to test my thyroid, estrogen and prolactin levels. Will my test results be inaccurate?
Tests: Your test results should be unaffected.Get a more detailed answer ›
Prolactin blood test is showing high, I am hypothyroid, is it because of my thyroid problem or any other reason?
"Galactorrhea" from both breasts, 1 clear, 1 milky, upon squeezing only. Prolactin, thyroid, blood tests all "norm".Should I get further testing? Not preg
Period in time (brown drops, red blood but less than usual) I ate fenugreek then tested prolactin 33.7 thyroid normal, repeat test? Or start dostinex (cabergoline)
Don't start: Prolactin level isn't very elevated. Patients with pcos or other causes of hyperandrogenism can also have mild elevations in prl. Mild elevations can be seen in patients with pituitary stalk compression as well, though would've expected to see abn thyroid function. In any case don't treat a number. Complete a work up which eventually might mean pituitary MRI if prolactinoma is still considered. ...Read more
Its been 4mos since I last had my menstruation. Is it necessary to test my prolactin level and thyroid fxn? 2mos ago my ultrasound result was normal.
My prolactin 441.4 FSH 3.20 LH 10.24 TSH 10.19 hb 134 what type of thyroid is this n what food n exercise I have to do is it curable im on medication?
A prolactin secreting tumor of pituitary
essential you see endocrinologist, get MRI pituitart, check am cortisol blood test
then, once know cortisol can determine when it is safe to treat underactive thyoid condition due to the tumor
sometimes meds can control tumor, sometimes need surgery, but it is very rarely = cancer, so no worry there. ...Read more
Will prometrium (micronized progesterone) have an impact on thyroid panel and prolactin level blood test results if last dose was 36 hours prior to test?
No: Prometrium (micronized progesterone) will not affect these tests regardless of when you took it. ...Read more
Can PCOS happen suddenly after years of regular periods? Now three months without one? Sent off for thyroid and prolactin blood tests Friday.
Most Ds. Not evident: Until symptoms become apparent. We have so many ways of compensating for physiologic changes/problems that symptoms of most chronic problems do not show for decades; the reason it is wise to both learn & be proactive about health issues. Few are & little of mainstream medicine is proactive, health complex, people & docs take it for granted (like others) & trained/paid to wait for & treat symptoms ...Read more
I just turned 42. 5 weeks late and put on provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 10mg/10 days to induce period. Thyroid, prolactin, estrogen good. FSH level was at 30. Peri men?
Menopause: You did not say whether taking Provera (medroxyprogesterone) brought on your period. If it did, it means you still have reasonable estrogen production. However, the FSH level of 30 is consistent with starting menopause. However, you must make sure you are not pregnant if Provera (medroxyprogesterone) did not bring on your period. ...Read more
White CM all the time which dries during sex. TTC. Regular but short (3 day) periods. Ultrasound, thyroid, prolactin, pap, and pelvic exam all normal.
Cervical: Is this all New? Although your thyroid test normal could still be thyroid. Check out Hyporhyroid Unsuspected Illness by Broda Barnes ...Read more
DHEAS is 663, 34F. All my other blood work is normal. I did testosterone, thyroid, prolactin, progesterone, FSH. Do I need to do the ultrasound, ct?
First IVF cycle in June. Pre-tests revealed high prolactin, normal TSH (2.1). Symptoms: thinning hair, sore tendons, dry skin, thyroid disease in family. Suggest thyroid tests before starting IVF?
Yes: Most definitely get a full thyroid profile. ...Read more
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