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LMP 08/23 FSH 5.5 LH 3.5 Prolactin 106.5 Estradiol 173 Am I in peri-menopause?

LMP 08/23 FSH 5.5 LH 3.5 Prolactin 106.5 Estradiol 173 Am I in peri-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

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

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


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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 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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Is a prolactin level of 36.4 ng/ml high?

Is a prolactin level of 36.4 ng/ml high?

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

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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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Is it possible to reduce excess prolactin level by yoga?

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

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What could cause a very high prolactin level in a woman's blood?

What could cause a very high prolactin level in a woman's blood?

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

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Can any woman have very high levels of prolactin without an actual tumor?

Can any woman have very high levels of prolactin without an actual tumor?

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

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What are symptoms of elevated cortisol and prolactin levels? I have both.

What are symptoms of elevated cortisol and prolactin levels? I have both.

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

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How to reduce a prolactin harmon. I have suggest a tablet. My testing level is 17 mlg..

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

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Is there a natural way to reduce prolactin levels for my gyno and reduce size of gland?

An elevated: prolactin level needs a complete medical evaluation. There are no natural remedies except elimination of the cause. If the gland you're talking about is your pituitary, it definitely needs evaluation. There are Rx to treat high prolactin. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to take a medication to keep normal prolactin levels on amisulpride?

Yes it is: Please see an endocrinologist for this who will work closely with your other prescribing physician. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of high prolactin levels? Is it dangerous if a women have high prolactin levels?

What are symptoms of high prolactin levels? Is it dangerous if a women have high prolactin levels?

Swollen breasts: Prolactin is secreted by the pituitary gland at the base of the brain and it tells the breasts to produce milk for the infant. If the woman is not just post-pregnant there are pituitary tumors which can cause prolactin secretion. These have to be worked up. ...Read more

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How can I decrease my prolactin level that is 29 ng/l beacuse with this level I have erection dyfunction.

See answer: Normal reference values for prolactin in men are 100 ng/ml and most pituitary tumors (prolactinomas) have levels >200 ng/ml. Your prolactin of 29 is not the cause of your ed. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of high prolactin levels? Is it dangerous if a women have high prolactin levels? What causes high prolactin levels?

What are symptoms of high prolactin levels? Is it dangerous if a women have high prolactin levels? What causes high prolactin levels?

Blood tests: Best to start with getting prolactin level and take it from there. Balance between prolactin, LH, FSH and other hormones is critical for normal female physiology. Discuss with your doc preferably a gynecologist ...Read more

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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

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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?

Addiction: Sleeping pills every night is dangerous to your brain, your spirit and can lead to addiction and all that that disease brings with it. It is always better to learn how to sleep again without pills. ...Read more

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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?

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

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