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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 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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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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What are prolactin symptoms in men?

What are prolactin symptoms in men?

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

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How does one change of the prolactin level in men?

Is it high?: Hi. I hate to assume, but you don't state if your prolactin is high. I must, therefore assume it is. High prolactin in men is lowered the same way it is in women - with a pill called cabergoline. It's very effective in almost all cases. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can there be natural ways to lower prolactin levels in men?

Can there be natural ways to lower prolactin levels in men?

Whoa: If a man has high prolactin levels, he has a prolactinoma until proved otherwise. This is a life-threatening lesion, and needs to be treated as a tumor rather than as a lab value. ...Read more

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Is there any recent research about what purpose prolactin serves in men or whether low prolactin levels are harmful for them?

Little effect: Better understood is that hyperprolactinemia can cause erectile dysfunction and infertilty in men due suppressive effects on lh and fsh. There have been a few studies suggesting that hypoprolactinemia in men can also cause infertility in men. ...Read more

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Hi, i had 2 m/c. my boob was milking, i checked, and my prolactin level is high.

Hi, i had 2 m/c. my boob was milking, i checked, and my prolactin level is high.

Prolactin: I assume your doctor reported that your prolactin level is high. What I don't understand is why the doctor did not discuss lowering your prolactin level. Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Can lowering prolactin in men reduce moobs?

Can lowering prolactin in men reduce moobs?

Gynecomastia: male breast enlargement hormonal or medical means will not reduce , is a benign condition will surgical reduction for cosmetic ( and psychological ) reasons See your doctor for surgical referral . ...Read more

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Is prolactin level in men can affect sperms count..?

Yes prolactin can: Significantly elevated levels of prolactin can suppress pituitary gonadotroponins LH and FSH, and subsequently decrease testosterone levels and depress spermatogenesis. ...Read more

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Can the prolactin hormone be artificially produced for men who want to breastfeed?

Can the prolactin hormone be artificially produced for men who want to breastfeed?

Takes more: It takes more than prolactin to generate any significant milk production from a normal male. There would need to be adequate breast tissue "primed" with estrogen and progesterone, and then interaction of oxytocin and prolactin. ...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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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 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.

Fertility MD advice: Your fertility md is ordering the MRI to see if there is a visible growth in the brain causing the elevation. So, follow up with your md after the mri, and either way it can be treated with medication and worry is not needed. ...Read more

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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

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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. ?

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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