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Will You Lose Weight After Treatment For High Prolactin Levels
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I recently begun treatment for aneroxia and have found my prolactin levels to be quite elevated, along with high amount of inflammation. Connection?
Prolactin: Elevated levels from medication and prolactinomas pituitary gland. See physician will walk you through evaluation. ...Read more
What causes your brain to produce abnormally high levels of prolactin? And is it dangerous to not be treated or is there a treatment?
What is the treatment of high prolactin level. My is 248 ng/ml and doc prescribed me bromocriptine. Though it is expensive drug how long does it take?
Find tumor or medica: Was the non-pituitary source confirmed by a nuclear scan? (More than "just" a CT scan or MRI?) If not, the next step's an Octreotide (OCT) scan. It should locate where prolactin's being made. If the OCT scan's negative, the next step's a FDG-PET scan; if THAT's negative, then chance with Ga-SSTR-PET scan. After finding the tumor, removal can lead to a cure! It's better than bromocriptine for life! ...Read more
Prolactin level 33 reference range till 29, can this be a cause of 2ry infertile? How long treatment may take?
I have elevated prolactin (57). Until treatment is rendered what can I do to ease symptoms. Insomnia mostly. I take melatonin currently.?
Symptoms of hi PRL: Hi. The common symptoms of high prolactin (PRL) are cessation of periods and breast milk. At age 47, you might have assumed menopause, but breast milk is not normal unless you're breast feeding. Headache sometimes. Insomnia not so common, so may or may not be related to hyperprolactinemia. Melatonin is fine and safe. I hope you've had your pituitary MRI. You'll hopefully start cabergoline soon. ...Read more
What would be the best treatment for elevated prolactin and pituitary microadenoma? Except of cabergoline. I also have a history of elevated cortisol. I've been feeling tired and had mood swings all my life. I've been on dexamethasone, cabergoline and fem
Seek endocrinology: Managing pituitary adenoma and hyperpralactinemia is best managed by a specialist who has a chance to exam you, get a good history and order/interpret proper lab tests and imagining. It's unfortunately beyond the scope of this forum. Sorry. ...Read more
Could a prolactin level of 30.8 and insuf vitamin D be indicator of low dopamine needing treatment with a dopamine agonist?
Prolactin -hi, low D: The need for dopamine replacement, as in Parkinsons's, presents with motor symptoms like cogwheel rigidity, gait changes. Too much dopamine can lead to psychotic symptoms. Meds as SSRIs, gaba, estrogen opioids, risperidone can increase prolactin.May be lab variation repeat in 1 month, may be due to prolactinoma a common small mass in the pituitary, check MRI. Low Vit D is commo f/u/w/doc ...Read more
Total t level:163 freet: 31.4 tsh: 2.77 prolactin: 6.4 FSH 2.8 LH 1.8. Is there an alternative to t replacement therapy? My age is 36
Okay to take care: It is okay to take care of yourself. Thyroid replacement is a huge advance in medicine, saves lives and allows better health. The alternative to best medicine, is no therapy. No therapy is not recommended. Please do some reading on thyroid replacement and the history of goiters. Hopefully you will be more willing to go with a simple, safe, effective medical therapy that will improve your health. ...Read more
What causes of increase the lvl of prolactin in male?? and what is the treatment for decrease the lvl to normal value of ordinary male lvl
Normal to be prescribed dostinex (cabergoline) 6wks before IVF? 1st prolactin: 38, 08ug/L, 2nd: 24, 6; after 2 weeks on dostinex (cabergoline): 13, 32. Fertility doc says stay on it, after 2nd test, endo said no need for treatment.
If low t is caused by severely stressed life and weight gain. Can short term t therapy help to lose weight, motivate and bring back the normal t levels?
Stress and weight gain may affect testosterone but not by much at your age.
I would highly recommend you see a Psychologist initially
and follow his/her advise about a primary care physician consult.
If you do indeed already have low testosterone you will need replacement for a long time. The more testosterone you take from outside the body, the less your own testes make testosterone. ...Read more
I've recently put on a lot of weight quickly, my prolactin levels were really high but I have just been told to go back in three months. I'm not happy?
How high?: High prolactin by itself does not cause weight gain but in some cases requires treatment, especially if due to a pituitary tumor. I need to know how high your prolactin was and whether you are taking any meds for behavioral issues such is Risperdal which could raise your prolactin level as high as about 50 ng/ml. ...Read more
My daughter's 18, recent blood test shows high prolactin 83.At age 17-high calcium. Good appetite but losing weight, only 6stone now. Endocrine or cancer?
35 yr old has inflamed uterus and elevated prolactin and cortisol levels. Weight loss and headaches. Ct scan doesn't show tumor. What could it be?
Abnormal hormones: It is unusual to see hi prolactin and high cortisol simultaneously since one does not affect other and they come from different ce lines abnormal hormones signify abnormal function and maybe not accompanied by a structural abnormality which is the basis for cat scan check with doctors if levels are significantly abnormal a nd food to resoloution. ...Read more
I have a high level of prolactin in some blood work I had done, I am experiancing constant headaches, fatigue, inability to concentrate, weight gain, etc. Should I see a endocrenologist or ENT? I want a doctor who will work with my Naturopath Doctor, and
Probably an Endo: From the way your question is written an endocrinologist would have more answers than a ENT. But you can ask your primary physician for a referral to the correct specialist. ...Read more
I have hodgkin lymphoma. I gain weight during my treatment (33 Ibs during 5 monrhs). Need a diet to control/lose my weight.
Is it safe to take garcinia combogia and cleansing treatments to lose weight? I found them on the internet and lots of people seem to have used them?
Unclear: I know, that many of, the cleanses are dangerous, and with your history of, purging this could be a serious combination. As for, the other, you are likely just wasting, your money. Continue to, use your CBT to explore, the, thoughts that lead you to overeat. There is no magic pill for, weight loss. Your best bet is diet and exercise and figuring, put, what, gets, in the way of, following your self care nee ...Read more
I would urge caution as that any new product or food your eat can interfere with the warfarin and being stable with the right thickness or thinness of your blood.
And, remember, there is still no diet product on the market that really leads to real or sustained weight loss. If there was every physician would be talking about it and recommending it. I would advise against using this product. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with pcos. I am on the oil but what else can I do. I know lose weight but im always tired, hungry, can't focus, in pain. Treatments?
Seek expert advice: Please make an appointment to see a reproductive endocrinologist for an appointment. You need a thorough evaluation and management. The good news is that you can make a big difference in your health and well being. One of the critical components of pco care is trying to attain or maintain a healthy weight through a healthy diet and exercise plan. Check out asrm. Org or sbivf. Com. ...Read more
Is it okay to take dostinex (cabergoline) & the pill simultaneously before IVF treatment? Been prescribed one for high prolactine and other for before ivf. 37 yrs.
Yes: Yes, these can be used together with no problem. ...Read more
I have high Prolactin levels: 48.0/ng/mL, I have regular periods and am ovulating according to my fertility mon. Can I get pregnant without treatment?
Big prolactin: Hi. Why was prolactin checked? If you have regular periods and no breast milk production, have your doc check "big prolactin" or "macroprolactinemia"; the test is commercially available. Big prolactin is a complex of prolactin molecules in the circulation that does NOT cause galactorrhea/amenorrhea syndrome. It does NOT impair fertility, and does NOT need treatment. ...Read more
Could high prolactin levels be a cause of cancer I haven't had period in 5 months waiting to find out why my prolactin levels are high?
No relation to cance: Cancer is not caused or related to high prolactin. A benign adenoma of the pituitary gland is often the cause of high prolactin level which can cause irregular periods. You should go see an endocrinologist to check your pituitary gland (located under the brain) sooner. ...Read more
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