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Prolactin Levels In Menopause
No evidence: Hi. Those lab tests show no evidence of menopause, and perimenopause does not have laboratory diagnostic criteria. Based on statistics and lack of hormonal evidence, I would say perimenopause is very unlikely and menopause is not present. BTW, I am assuming your prolactin is expressed in SI units, you being from the civilized country to the north of us. ...Read more
The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more
Are high LH (90 MIU/ML) and FSH (168 MIU/ML) in a post menopausal woman indicative of pituitary disease? (Normal Prolactin, Cortisol (am), TSH)
Hi I had day 1 of my cycle blood tests fsh 4.9 lh 3.7 t4 free 13 tsh 0.3 prolactin 134 oestoadiol 85 pmol\l concerned about early menopause?
Ttc, these are my hormone results prolactine 4.2ng/ml, LH 18.7miu/ml, FSH 6miu/ml, estradiol 224pmol/ml. What do these mean? Worried. Menopause? Ttc
Normal: These are normal values and consistent with normal function. ...Read more
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
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
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
It depends: For a male person it is definitely high. For a pregnant and lactating women it is normal. For any other woman it is borderline. Keep in mind that prolactin level fluctuate dung the time of the day being high at night. Another issue is people on Dopamine antagonist like antipsychotic medication have high prolactin level ...Read more
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
Yoga: Erica. I am not aware of any good studies that support yoga to lower pituitary hormones. I think yoga is great however. The true answer to your question would lie in the cause of your elevated prolactin. Yoga is great for reducing stress and improving your overall health and fitness. More information of the cause of the elevated prolactin would be helpful here. Keep doing your yoga. ...Read more
Many things: There are over 40 reasons - ask your doctor why it was drawn and what the next step in the differential is. ...Read more
Could be: How high is "very high"? Some prescription meds can increase levels, polycystic ovaries can do it. High levels certainly can be related to pituitary tumors as well. ...Read more
Increased prolactin: If significant, causea milk production. A prolactinoma can create headaches and vision canges if large enough. Elevated cortisol, depending on when it's checked can be due to stress or a couple of other reasons. It causes, in excess, central weight gain, elevated glucose, skin changes and a few other things. When and where did u get the labs? Under what circumstances? ...Read more
Go slow: Prolactin is produced in the Pituitary gland which is located under the brain. It can go up for various reasons. Do you have any problems which led you to have this test done? When the level is high, it can cause problems of lactation with milk coming out of your breast. Do you have any such problem? Right now I would advise you not rush take any medication till your doctor can find the cause. ...Read more
Yes it is: Please see an endocrinologist for this who will work closely with your other prescribing physician. Best wishes. ...Read more
Needs follow up
consider treatment with dopa-agonist
see endocrinologist. ...Read more
What are symptoms of high prolactin levels? Is it dangerous if a women have high prolactin levels?
In males "assuming" a man got prolactin pills or injection, what do you think, will that raise or lower his estrogen levels?
No Effect: Estrogens levels will not be raised. Free testosterone will. ...Read more
What are symptoms of high prolactin levels? Is it dangerous if a women have high prolactin levels? What causes high prolactin levels?
I'm 25 years old male. Recently have checked my prolactin level and its high - 448.21.Where should I start to look for a ptoblem? Neurology?
My husband is cuming from abroad and after 3 mnths done I m not conciving my prolactin level is little bit high I take dopirgin what I do?
See specialist: You need to have fertility medicine specialist assist you. ...Read more
How long does it take prolactin levels to reduce to normal levels after discontinuation of amisulpride which caused hypoprolactinemia? Thanks
Drugs and prolactin: It can take a few months for the prolactin to come down. However, all the drugs in this class cause elevated prolactin. Your profile says you are on quetiapine: this will elevate prolactin too. However, the elevated prolactin from these drugs may be an annoyance (disrupted periods, perhaps galactorrhea), but is not serious. More important to treat the underlying condition. ...Read more
Is it bad to have 1 cup of coffee everyday? I have high prolactin levels already, am waiting on my results as to why I have high prolactin levels.
How safe is rozerm to take every night? It raises prolactin levels and that can't be good. What other negative affects does it have that is not told?
What to do if I'm a 22 year of man and had a check-up last week. My prolactin level is really higher than the usual. What is the function of the prolactin in man?
PRL in men: Hi. Prolactin (PRL) elevation in men turns off the pituitary drivers of testicular function; get lower testosterone and sperm production. Why did your doc check your PRL? Something you told him/her prompted that, or maybe a low testosterone level (which he/she would have drawn based on something in your history). Good luck! ...Read more
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