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What other symptoms does high prolactin cause?

What other symptoms does high prolactin cause?

Several -: Can cause breast leaking fluid in females. Can also cause some other hormonal problems like infertility in females and low testosterone in males. Needs evaluation by an endocrinologist. ...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


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Which symptoms caused you to see your dr., to discover high prolactin levels?

Which symptoms caused you to see your dr., to discover high prolactin levels?

Several: High prolactin can cause a number of symptoms especially in women. The most common and notable is missed periods and infertility. There can be milk or breast discharge and if due to a large tumor in the pituitary headaches, decreased libido or loss of peripheral vision. ...Read more

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

What are symptoms of high prolactin levels? Is it dangerous if a woman 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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What could be the cause of low testosterone, high am cortisol and high prolactin? Symptoms include : muscle & joint weakness & injured frequently, no sex drive, tired, mild depression

What could be the cause of low testosterone, high am cortisol and high prolactin? Symptoms include : muscle & joint weakness & injured frequently, no sex drive, tired, mild depression

Many: High prolactin could be a pituitary tumor or caused by medications like mood stabilizers. High cortisol could be stress, or cushings, low t could be due to prolactinoma, stress, etc.

Go to a4m. Com and use physician locator to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you do appropriate testing to figure this out. Alternatively a local endocrinologist should be able to help. ...Read more

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What can cause my prolactin level to be high?

What can cause my prolactin level to be high?

High prolactin: Hi. High prolactin (PRL) is most often caused by a benign pituitary tumor that makes PRL. There are certain drugs that can cause hyperprolactinemia, such as anti-dopaminergic drugs and narcotics. Your gender isn't stated. If you're a woman, it can make your periods cease (but at your age, menopause is knocking, so that must be considered). It can also cause breast milk not related to childbirth. ...Read more

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What are the possible symptoms that could happens if the prolactin level is high?

What are the possible symptoms that could happens if the prolactin level is high?

Prolactin: Nipple (breast) discharge is common, sometimes visual (eyesight) changes, but you'd often not notice this until it got pretty severe. ...Read more

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Could high prolactin levels cause cancer?

Could high prolactin levels cause cancer?

Prolactin and cancer: It may be produced by a tumor or a cancer but a high prolactin level isn't likely to cause a cancer. Still, in women with very high levels who don't have regular menstrual cycles, the endometrial tissue can become abnormal. ...Read more

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What causes high prolactin levels on a non- pregnant female?

What causes high prolactin levels on a non- pregnant female?

Pituitary: The most common cause would be a microadenoma of the pituitary gland. It can usually be treated medically and can have a significant impact on ovulation and the abillity to get pregnant. ...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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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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What are symptoms of high prolactin levels? Is it dangerous if a woman have high prolactin levels?

What are symptoms of high prolactin levels? Is it dangerous if a woman 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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Can high prolactin cause cancer?

Can high prolactin cause cancer?

possible: Prolactin levels are elevated in pituitary tumors, evidence is getting accumulating significance of its levels in breast cancer, prostatic cancer and several other cancers, is in an investigative stage. ...Read more

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Methyldopa can cause high level of prolactin?

Methyldopa can cause high level of prolactin?

Yes: One of the possible side effects of Methyldopa is that it can increase prolactin levels, leading to breast enlargement in men and women as well as affecting women's period cycles. ...Read more

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Can high prolactin cause elevated glucose levels? If not, what meds can cause elevated glucose?

Can high prolactin cause elevated glucose levels? If not, what meds can cause elevated glucose?

No: High prolactin is not known to be associated with Hyperglycemia. Some medications associated with hyperglycemia are Steroids, High dose of Beta blockers (except carvidalol & Nebivalol) High dose of HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) (50 mg or higher)I Statins can cause minimal elevation of blood sugar. ...Read more

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Can a high prolactin level elevate glucose levels? If not, what meds cause a high prolactin level?

Can a high prolactin level elevate glucose levels? If not, what meds cause a high prolactin level?

I am not aware: if It elevates the prolactin level. Some medications prescribed for anxiety, depression, psychosis can elevate prolactin level. Also, Hypothyroidism and Pituitary tumors elevates prolactin level. ...Read more

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Could high prolactin levels be a cause of ovarian cancer?

Could high prolactin levels be a cause of ovarian cancer?

No: This is worrisome though, especially if it's well above the reference range and there's no clear explanation. (Mild elevations mean little and the range is set so that several percent of healthies fall above.) Get with your physician about this. ...Read more

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Could low prolactin levels in a male cause his testosterone levels to be too high? (since high prolactin causes low t)

Could low prolactin levels in a male cause his testosterone levels to be too high? (since high prolactin causes low t)

Prolactin: At high levels may suppress testosterone but the opposite relation has not be observed. However, low prolactin may be associated with orgasm problems and depression. ...Read more

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Can high prolactin levels cause muscle pain?

Can high prolactin levels cause muscle pain?

Prolactin: Not impossible but unlikely.
Where is the muscle pain? How long have you had it? Have you had examination and treatment for muscle pain?
Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Does it allways mean that high prolactin=40ng/ml and tsh=5.04yu/ml cause infetility?

Does it allways mean that high prolactin=40ng/ml and
tsh=5.04yu/ml cause infetility?

No: No it doesn't, but both can hinder your normal fertility. Fasting prolactin shouldn't usually be above around 20-25 ng/ml and TSH ideally should be less than about 2.0. These probelems might go together, or may be independent. Repeating teh prolactin fasting is helpful (if you haven't already done so.). ...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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Is insomnia a symptom of elevated prolactin?

No, but....: Maybe insomnia is a symptom of whatever is also causing your elevated prolactin. For many people, sleep is a fragile venture and almost any physiological disruption can effect it. Elevated prolactin can be due to a number of causes including medication, pregnancy, breast feeding, pituitary tumor or a variety of illnesses. You can imagine that any of these causes could have an impact on sleep. ...Read more

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I've read that stress can cause high prolactin, but I don't know the mechanism. Can you explain to me, doctors?

I've read that stress can cause high prolactin, but I don't know the mechanism. Can you explain to me, doctors?

Minor mystery: I've known ever since residency that the mere stress of a venipuncture can cause an elevated "spot" prolactin, requiring that it be confirmed with suppression or other testing. Since prolactin is produced in response to factors from the brain over moments, it's in the brain wiring -- like the production during orgasm, nipple stimulation, or sleep. Anybody else know more? Thanks. ...Read more

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How can high prolactin cause low sex drive?

Lowers hormones: High levels of prolactin suppresses the hormones combing from the hypothalamus of the brain and pituitary gland that control the testis and ovary. This is in turn lowers the amount of sex hormones that are produced (estrogen and testosterone). In some people, these lower levels reduce sex drive. ...Read more

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Can Klonopin or Wellbutrin (bupropion) cause high prolactin levels?

Can Klonopin or Wellbutrin (bupropion) cause high prolactin levels?

Well ...: In theory, Wellbutrin (bupropion) could cause hyperprolactinemia but in all honesty, I've never seen it occur in clinical practice. Also, Klonopin (a medication that works on the GABA system) can actually inhibit prolactin release. So, short answer is ... It's possible but very unlikely. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Does regular use of melatonin cause prolactin or cortisol to become elevated?

Melatonin & Prolacti: There was one study in perimenopausal women showed that melatonin increases gonadotropins & prolactin levels & lowers fsh (follicular stimulating hormone) levels in 6 out of 7 women in the study. ...Read more