What can cause high Prolactin level in a woman who is not pregnant, not breastfeeding or producing breast milk?

Hyperprolactinemia. Non pregnancy/breastfeeding reasons for high prolactin levels can be due to pituitary secreting excess prolactin (idiopathic prolactinemia), liver disease (cirrhosis), kidney disease, hypothyroidism, chest trauma and stress. Medications can also increase prolactin including psychiatric and gastrointestinal drugs. Estrogens and verapamil can also elevate prolactin levels.

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Pregnant on 325 iron pill 2times daily.. How will I breast feed if iron is in breast milk?

Safe. Your baby needs a little bit of iron, too - but iron is considered safe for breastfeeding mothers. 325mg of iron twice a day is a very normal amount, not too high to worry about any toxicity, and after you deliver the baby you will lose some blood making you more anemic and your body will need the extra iron for a month or so to help get your levels back to a normal range. Read more...
No problem. The iron in breast milk is safe and even beneficial for your baby. It is always a good idea to ask a doctor before taking medication while breast feeding - congratulations for thinking ahead and asking about your baby's safety. Read more...

What can increase your breast milk supply? Milk slowing down and I want to continue breast feeding (possibly pregnant again)

Feed to make more. The primary inducement to increased volume is frequent and efficient emptying. If you are introducing solids, make sure you breast feed first, and use the solids as a skill builder rather than a nutrition source. We want baby to learn how to take solids, but not to the point your flow drops.Pleanty of fluids and a balanced diet helps, la leche league has some good info available on their sites. Read more...
Fenugreek. First find out if you are pregnant from your obgyn. There is an herb called fenugreek that can increase your milk supply. You can either take pills of it or there is a brand called milky! http://www.Needbrands.Com/index.Php/milky.Html which might be a little expensive, but i heard it works. But it makes you and possibly your baby smell like syrup. But if you are pregnant again, don't take any! Read more...
Several options. Fenugreek, reglan, (metoclopramide) and dom peridone may all increase milk supply. Fenugreek is over the counter, but the other two require a prescription. Dom peridone works the best. Ask your doctor for his/her recommendation and prescription. Read more...

Can Chiari w/blocked CSF flow cause high Prolactin levels? Not pregnant breastfeeding or producing milk

Not usually. Chiari malformations typically do not cause high prolactin levels. Ironically, Chiari-Frommel Syndrome (not a Chiari malformation) IS associated with hyperprolactinemia, but that is a post-pregnancy issue with associated pituitary adenoma. Read more...