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Why Would You Check Prolactin In A Man
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
See answer: Low levels of prolactin are normal in men. High levels, however, can interfere with the male hormone testosterone. Lowered testosterone levels cause loss of sexual desire and low sperm counts. Impotence can occur as well as fatigue and loss of muscle mass and strength. Also, it can lead to decreased bone density and swelling of the mammary glands in men. ...Read more
Is there any recent research about what purpose prolactin serves in men or whether low prolactin levels are harmful for them?
In males "assuming" a man got prolactin pills or injection, what do you think, will that raise or lower his estrogen levels?
No Effect: Estrogens levels will not be raised. Free testosterone will. ...Read more
Im 25 years old male.Recently have checked my prolactin level and its high - 448.21.Where should I start to look for a ptoblem? Neurology?
My prolactin level is 44 being sent for a MRI should I be worried? The last it was checked a month ago it was 48. My fertility dr is sending me.
My prolactin was 242 mu/L. I have been checked for lumps but my dr didn't see any concern for my breadts. I have been referred to an endocrine special?
Prolactin : Prolactin is secreted from pituitary gland in brain. Prolactin level may go up in stress, nursing , thyroid dysfunction ,using some medication or sometimes a small adenoma - small benign knot- in the pituitary gland. It's a good idea to see the endocrinologist to find out why your prolactin is elevated. You may need a repeat prolactin levels and some thyroid tests or other tests and possible MRI ...Read more
Have had discharge from my nipples. My son is two now. Had prolactin levels check but r normal. Why do I have milk after two yr. ?
Need more info: A milky discharge from the nipples comes normally in pregnancy & lactation and occasionally because of unimportant circumstances. The characteristics of the discharge is important since infection, neoplasm and a couple of other problems can cause a discharge. Please make an appt with your OB/GYN doctor to be sure of the cause. ...Read more
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