Hyperprolactinemia

When the prolactin levels are higher than normal in the blood, it is called hyperprolactinemia. Prolactin is high during breastfeeding, and it affects the levels of both male and female sex hormones. Hyperprolactinemia is caused due to hypothyroidism, tumor of the pituitary gland, chronic liver and kidney disease, and some medicines.

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and read your queries. All reports are within normal limits except high prolactin levels and hyperprolactinemia. You need to consult an endocrinologist for its correction. Otherwise, you can co...  Read Full »

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