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Symptoms Of Hyperprolactinemia
Can stelazine induced hyperprolactinemia be treated by simply stopping use if symptoms are mild? Which symptoms indicate medical treatment?
Never just stop!: You might be right to want to wean off if not needed - but definitely have a Dr help you do it safely. This is a good chance to work together for your best treatment. It's nice that you feel the symptoms are mild - but do collaborate on your treatment and consider best use of psychotherapy during changes to validate and support you. ...Read more
How do I know If I have hyperprolactinemia from seroquel (quetiapine). Currently experiencing symptoms of sexual dysfunction from antipsychotics. Is there solution?
Gynecomastia: Gynecomastia is the development of breast tissue in males. It may be small nodular areas of tissue under the nipple, or it can be fairly significant with excess skin and fatty tissue as well. This can be normal during puberty, related to hormone imbalances, or certain drugs/medications. Hyperprolactinemia is high levels of the hormone prolactin in the blood, this can affect breast development. ...Read more
Sometines: There are two medications that can lower prolactin levels, often to normal, in patients with prolactinomas- these are bromocryptine and cabergoline. In some cases if the prolactin has been persistently normal on the medication, it will remain normal after the medication is stopped. This should only be done under the supervision of an experienced endocrinologist. ...Read more
If hyperprolactinemia is caused by antipsychotics, how long after quitting the antipsychotics does it take to disappear?
Probably not: You're referring to chaste tree supplements (vitex agnus castus). In a small german study vitex capsules were thought to help "latent hyperprolactinemia" in women with normal prolactin levels. The hormone test used in the study is not used in clinical practice. If you have hyperprolactinemia see a reproductive endocrinology md even if not trying to conceive; it may be due to a non-cancerous tumor. ...Read more
Maybe: If elevated prolactin levels are caused by a pituitary tumor labeled as a macro adenoma which is greater than 1 cm in size, then surgery is recommended for treatment which can be potentially permanent. Usually when the prolactinomas are smaller than 1 cm, medical treatment is the preferred treatment. ...Read more
Dr. Prescribed dostinex (cabergoline) 0.5 on mondays and 0.5 thursdays before sleep for idiopathi hyperprolactinemia. But recomended startingg dose is 0.25? Worried
I have what they call Hyperprolactinemia and PCOS. Are they linked together or are they separate matters?
Separate & unrelated: Hi. Hyperprolactinemia and PCOS are separate conditions and completely unrelated, although both will affect your periods and fertility. Hyperprolactinemia is usually due to a benign tumor in the pituitary, but can also be due to some medicines. Has your doctor recommended treatments for these conditions? Good luck! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I have been diagnosed with hyperprolactinemia. Serum level of 97.9.My MRI does not show a tumor. What other things can cause this.?
A tumor: You may still have a little one in your pituitary that isn't showing on mri. I suspect that these underlying most cases of "hypothalamic-pituitary dysregulation" as i've found them at autopsy in people who have no idea. Trusting you're healthy otherwise ; not on meds or overstressed; many women with polycystic ovary disease run a somewhat high prolactin. Treatment (if you need it) may be empirical. ...Read more
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