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Doctor insights on: Prolactine Level

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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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Hi My prolactine level is slightly high.what does it means??thanx in advance

Prolactin: A "slightly high" prolactin level should have very little affect on you. Lab data provides a normal range for all studies but they are necessarily indicators for all. If you are feeling OK and your doctor is comfortable with your result you can relax. Your doctor is likely to see you in follow up every 3-6 months and of course he/she will see you more quickly if you a not feeling as well as you sh ...Read more

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Does being sexually active increase the prolactine level in your body?

Does being sexually active increase the prolactine level in your body?

Prolactin: Prolactin level rises immediately after orgasm. But it doesn't necessarily stay up after the intercourse. ...Read more

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After taking dostinex, (cabergoline) how many days should repeate the serum prolactine level?

After taking dostinex, (cabergoline) how many days should repeate the serum prolactine level?

It varies: Significant reductions can be seen by 30 days, but there may be further reduction out to 90 days, in patients with extremely high prolactin levels, it can take as much as 6 months (180 days) to see the full benefit from the dostinex (cabergoline). ...Read more

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Hello Does polycystic ovary syndrome causes elevated prolactine levels ?! Thanks

NO!: In PCOS the prolactin level can be on the high end of normal or even JUST above normal, but THE DEFINITION OF PCOS STATES THAT OTHER DISORDERS WITH HIGH PROLACTIN BEING A SPECIFICALLY STATED ONE BE RULED OUT. You can not make the diagnosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome if prolactin is high! This needs to be worked up and treated if necessary first. ...Read more

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Does glutamine pouder affect my pituitary gland tumore or prolactine level or dopamine medicine?

Does glutamine pouder affect my pituitary gland tumore or prolactine level or dopamine medicine?

Do not think so: Eating glutamine powder would probably not affect your prolactin level, but it may affect absorption of your dopamine medication if you take it at the same time. If you use the powder, do not take it at the same time as the dopamine medicine, wait 30 minutes at least. ...Read more

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Prolactine levels at 70 (normal is6-24). Mri showed clear. Unstable periods, no medication taken, no lung/kidney/liver prob. No pcos. What is it from?

Depends on fertility: Treatment depends on your desire for pregnancy. If you are not wnting to get pregnant,then cycle,regulation with BCPs is probably best, and monitor your prolactin level. If you desire pregnancy, you may need treatment with a Dopamine agonist, stopping it when you get pregnant. ...Read more