High Prolactin

About "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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Why am I having high prolactin level?

Query: Hi doctor, I would like help in understanding my situation and a second opinion to that of my GP. I had a blood test two months back which showed serum prolactin levels at 618. I was unaware what the test was for so breastfed before and during the blood being taken. I breastfeed a toddler betwe...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Abdul Kader

Endocrinologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. To get rid you of your worries, I should let you know the usual level of prolactin in different conditions. The upper limit of normal for many assays of serum prolactin is approximately 500 mIU/L (24 ng/mL). In non-pregnant and non-lactating patients, monomeric prolacti...  Read Full »

I am not getting wet during intercourse. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a sexual issue. I do not get wet. The vagina is moist initially, but as it is exposed to air and when foreplay increases, it gets drier. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears to be due to stress or anxiety, so relax and do exercise. However, to exclude other causes, you need to do some blood tests like hemoglobin, total count, differential count, postprandial sugar, prolactin and thyroid stimulating hormone. If you are taking any me...  Read Full »

What causes multiple small foci in the brain?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I got an MRI of the brain done. The report says that there are multiple small foci of high signal mainly in the right peritrigonal white matter. Is that a risk? My doctor says that it happens in older people with blood pressure or diabetes. I have high prolactin of 385, but...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What you have got often occurs among elderly with chronic illnesses or even without hypertension and diabetes. It does not mean that it cannot occur in the young person, but elderly are more affected. If you do not have any symptoms, then there is nothing to worry about ...  Read Full »

I am not having my menstrual period due to high prolactin. Will it damage my health?

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 dam...  Read Full »


Dr. Nadia Khan

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Does Cabergoline increase prolactin secretion?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26 year old female. My periods were slightly irregular, so I checked in with a gynecologist who prescribed blood tests. My TSH, FSH and LH were at normal levels, but my prolactin was high at 72 ng/mL. I have been taking Domperidone prior to the test for 15 days. My doctor sugges...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Domperidone is known to increase prolactin secretion which is the cause of your delayed periods. Cabergoline does not increase prolactin secretions; rather it is prescribed to reduce hyperprolactinemia (increased prolactin levels). Your prolactin levels are moderately hig...  Read Full »

I am not pregnant, then why is my prolactin elevated?

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. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? 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 p...  Read Full »

Can Risperidone 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

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 something that you ...  Read Full »

I have high prolactin.Will this affect my fertility?

Query: Hi, My doctor said that I have high prolactin, almost 200, but I have regular periods. My periods are regular and usually have an interval of 30-33 days. I do not have any othe menstrual symptoms, other than milky nipple discharge. I take ovulation tests every month and comes back positive on my fer...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. High prolactin levels with galactorrhea (milky nipple discharge other than normal breast feeding) can often cause delayed ovulation and irregular menses. The ovulation kits detect the LH surge and do not exactly tell us if there has been ovulation at all. There may be ...  Read Full »

Does high prolactin hamper conception?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been trying to conceive for last one year. Examination showed high thyroid and prolactin levels. My doctor put me on Thyronorm 25 and Cabergoline 0.5. My thyroid levels became normal but my prolactin levels came down to 35.06 from 55 after three months. Recent blood test showed 37....  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. High prolactin level may be due to stress or usage of multiple drugs. Are you under any other medication? As your prolactin level is responding to Cabergoline, you may need to increase the dose to get your prolactin under control. Revert back with the answer for the above...  Read Full »

Whom should I consult for my daughter's high prolactin?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter's prolactin is 238. What is the cause behind this? Whom should I consult for this? What is the further treatment? There is no headache or stress. She had some periods problem before and now she is fine with that. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Bindiya Thakkar

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need a little more information to help you better. Does she have any milky discharge from her breasts? Are her periods regular? Is she suffering from double vision? What medication she is having now? She will need a full evaluation from an endocrinologist to determine t...  Read Full »

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