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What Other Symptoms Does High Prolactin Cause
What are symptoms of high prolactin levels? Is it dangerous if a woman have high prolactin levels? What causes high prolactin levels?
Blood work indicates high TST, low Cortisol, low Prolactin. What are POSSIBLE causes? Symptoms: no weight loss, excess facial hair. Specificity plz
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
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
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
Prolactin: Nipple (breast) discharge is common, sometimes visual (eyesight) changes, but you'd often not notice this until it got pretty severe. ...Read more
Hi, I have tested my prolactin level and it came as 20. Do I need to worry about it. What is the normal range? How much high level can cause concerns?
Your level is normal at 20
No need to worry but we don't know why was this test done ...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
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
What are symptoms of high prolactin levels? Is it dangerous if a woman have high prolactin levels?
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
Can a high prolactin level elevate glucose levels? If not, what meds cause a high prolactin level?
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
Could low prolactin levels in a male cause his testosterone levels to be too high? (since high prolactin causes low t)
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
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
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
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
I've just read that masturbation higher the prolactin levels, I've read also that high prolactin levels causes hairloss, I'm really concerned about it?
WRONG: Isn't it amazing what nonsense appears on the internet? It will not make you blind, either. ...Read more
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
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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