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How can men increase prolactin?

How can men increase prolactin?

Not wise: I'm not sure why you would want to increase prolactin. It is a hormone that in women supports breast feeding. In men it causes sexual dysfunction (impotence) and undesirable breast growth (gynecomastia). ...Read more

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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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Why would you check prolactin in a man?

Why would you check prolactin in a man?

Various reasons: Breast enlargement, lactating, evaluation of suspected tumor of the pituitary, visual field loss. ...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?

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

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How can I check my prolactin level?

How can I check my prolactin level?

If there's a medical: Indication, it can be ordered by your physician/ medical provider. Take care. ...Read more

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Due to a recent head injury a client is told that his pituitary is hypersecreting prolactin is there a need to be concern of this young man?

Due to a recent head injury a client is told that his pituitary is hypersecreting prolactin  is there a need to be concern of this young man?

Follow this: This is not unusual for there to be transient pituitary abnormalities after tbi. This should be followed by your doctor. If it persists, it should be worked up to make certain there isn't a coincident pituitary tumor (prolactinoma). Elevated prolactin in the short term is tolerable, but not in the long term. ...Read more

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Which is the best day in a woman's cycle to check FSH prolactin and LH ?

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FSH: To test fsh for fertility, that is done on day 3. Lh should be undetectable or very low at that point. ...Read more

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What pathology could cause low levels of testosterone (in a man) along with a low estimated bioavailable fraction? Ganadotropins- normal.Prolactin-539

What pathology could cause low levels of testosterone (in a man) along with a low estimated bioavailable fraction? Ganadotropins- normal.Prolactin-539

Low T: Aging can cause low testosterone in a man because of age (not common) or being overweight (much more common). The gonadotrophins are likely to be normal because the low testosterone is replaced by estrogen due to obesity. ...Read more

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Due to a recent head injury, a patient is told that his pituitary is hypersecreting prolactin. Is there need for concern about this young man?

Head injury: If the only finding is high prolactin that usually resolves and can be followed with blood levels. This will likely not be of concern but does need to be monitored. ...Read more

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Could geodon cause gynecomastia. I feel like I'm man boobs from it. Prolactin elevation?

Could geodon cause gynecomastia. I feel like I'm man boobs from it. Prolactin elevation?

Gynecomastia: Ziprasidone is a second-generation antipsychotic used in the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Prolactin elevation is a possible side effect of all of the medications in this class, although some are more likely than others. Patients having possible gynecomastia should discuss this possibility with their prescribing physician and a prolactin level may be indicated. ...Read more

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