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High Prolactin

High levels of prolactin are known as hyperprolactinemia. It is normal during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Some other conditions that can raise the levels of prolactin are anorexia nervosa, hypothyroidism, kidney and liver problems, and prolactinoma.

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Do dietary supplements taken for hair loss increase prolactin levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50-year-old male and have been taking a dietary supplement for hair loss for the past six months, which is rich in phytoestrogens. Unfortunately, my nipples started to grow, so I underwent hormonal tests. And now I am having a high level of prolactin. What could be the cause? K...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Yes, it can be due to dietary supplements. So I suggest you to stop or lower the dose of your dietary supplement. But if you are not experiencing any symptoms, then it is fine. Enlarged breasts are called gynecom...  Read Full »

Will high prolactin levels lead to prolactinoma?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 40 years old. I have irregular for the past six months. I got checked my prolactin as per doctor advise which came out to be 27. Then the doctor prescribed me Estrogen-progesterone. Then the cycle was still irregular. After that my prolactin rise to 38. Cabergoline was prescribed...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it appears that you had slight high prolactin levels and you took Cabergoline to treat that. Well, if at all you had some pituitary problem it gets resolved with Cabergoline and unless you do not have the same p...  Read Full »

Can I take Pantocid in the presence of high prolactin levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I was having heavy periods with frequent cycles. I am diagnosed with a simple cyst in my ovary. I am getting mild pain near the uterus on the left side of the ovary. I am also diagnosed with subclinical hypothyroidism for which I am taking Levothyroxine 25 micrograms. My estrogen and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Pantocid DSR (Domperidone and Pantoprazole) can raise Prolactin levels. So, I suggest do not take it unless the prolactin levels are under control. I suggest you follow the instructions mentioned below. 1. Take...  Read Full »

Why do I have high prolactin and low testosterone levels?

Query: Hello doctor, My doctor wants me to get an MRI after my blood work. I wanted to get a second opinion, and I have attached my blood results. My prolactin is 20.4 ng/mL (above normal), total testosterone is 269.3 ng/dL (below normal), free testosterone is 8.9 ng/dL (normal), FSH is 3.7 mIU/mL (normal)...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for posting your query. See, your prolactin levels are high. There are only two reasons for that Problems in the testes and Problems in the pituitary gland located in the brain. Now your endocrinologist wants to know if there is any pituitary problem, which is c...  Read Full »

My psychiatric medicines are causing hormonal side effects. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I was taking Soltus 100 mg for delusion problem for a year. Now, I am absolutely fine. Before a month, the doctor has reduced my dosage to Soltus 75 mg. Now, I am facing hormonal problems like weight gain and amenorrhea. I am having my menstrual cycles once in two months (after taking som...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are suffering from delusion disorder and you are taking Tablet Soltus 75 mg for the problem. It can lead to raised prolactin level as side effects. So, either dosage reduction is needed or this drug should be replaced by another antipsychotic medication and psych...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from premature ejaculation and low testosterone level. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I got married three years ago. My sexual health was good, but in one year, I got premature ejaculation, and I did not have the feeling to have sex. My testosterone level is low, and my prolactin hormone is high. Please suggest what is best for me.Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Based on the information you provided, it sounds like you may be experiencing a combination of sexual health concerns. Here are some suggestions: Address low testosterone: Low testosterone, also known as hypogonadism, can contribute to decr...  Read Full »

I took Risperidone. Will it cause breast cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I took Risperidone 3 mg daily for 11 months. Can it cause breast cancer? Also, I took ayurveda medicine for irregular periods. When I developed loss of appetite and nausea I stopped it. I took it only for one and a half month. I did not inform my psychiatrist about this. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sathya Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Risperidone can cause a condition known as hyperprolactinemia or an increase in serum prolactin levels. This is associated with a number of symptoms, including secretion of milk from the breast, stoppage of periods, etc. The increased risk of cancer is someth...  Read Full »

I am not pregnant, but my prolactin hormone is elevated. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My periods were two weeks late, so I went to the doctor a couple of days ago, and the pregnancy came back negative. So, I went to have my blood drawn yesterday, and they said I had elevated prolactin. I started my period the day after I went to the doctor (or so I think), and I am bleedin...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Just relax, those are too many questions. Let me say even this anxiety can cause a rise in prolactin. Let me tell you about ovulation and then about prolactin. In normal periods, your FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) rises around the 3 to 4 day of periods. This will s...  Read Full »

Why am I not getting periods despite taking medications?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old female. My weight is 91, and I have three children. I am not having my menstrual period for the past four years. After running some tests, doctors confirmed it is high prolactin, and gave me drugs, but it did not help. I want to find out if there going to be any dama...  Read Full »

Dr. Nadia Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It points out that you had early menopause, which occurs in 5 to 10 percent of women at age less than 40 years of age. And yes it has adverse effects same just like menopause in another woman at the usual age. So you must consult your local doctor and get a prescrip...  Read Full »

I have elevated testosterone and prolactin levels. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am not getting periods for the last three months. I have with me some blood tests and USG pelvis scan. The report of that scan is normal but in the blood test, I found my free testosterone level has increased to 1.04 nq/dL and prolactin is 33.2 ng/ml. Please tell me if this is a seri...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Free testosterone is very slightly increased but serum prolactin is remarkably increased and that can reduce or disturb cycles and even stop these. Are you on any treatment or hormonal intake ...  Read Full »

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