Prolactin Level

Prolactin is the hormone produced by the pituitary gland, which helps milk production in women after childbirth. The normal prolactin level is 2 to 18 ng/mL for males and 2 to 29 ng/mL for nonpregnant females. In pregnant and lactating women, it is normal for the levels to be high.

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Can depression tablets cause infertility problems?

Query: Hi doctor, We would like to conceive a baby, but we were not succeeding. Please help us. I am sending my semen analysis report. We were married for two years. We have protected intercourse with condom for the past two years. Before five months, we had taken the decision of having a baby. Before marr...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your semen report is normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The medicine you took has no effect on semen. If you can make sex well, then it may take up to one year to get conceive. If your wife's age is not much and she has regular periods, then can wai...  Read Full »

After I started trying for pregnancy, my menstrual cycle has become long. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old female, and we are trying to conceive from the last six months, but so far no luck. But, I have noticed a change in my menstrual cycle, it used to be very regular and last for 28 days. But, since we started trying for a baby, my menstrual cycle has gotten longer (35 to...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me start on a positive note, a young lady of 25 years, whose gynecologist says there is no problem, means she has very high chances of pregnancy. The right time for pregnancy is from 19 to 35 years. Kindly see if the following checklist of investigations has been done...  Read Full »

What are the foods that help in correcting prolactin and testosterone levels in a female?

Query: Hi doctor, I had many headaches and period disorders and have them twice a month and vaginal pain. And I never have been in a relationship. I once weighed 55 kilograms and later I added up to 63 kilograms. I have very high prolactin with 64.36 ng/mL, and my testosterone is 1.66 ng/dL. I also talked...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com The current medicine you are taking will help you, and for your current symptoms, medicine is perfect so kindly follow the same. And diet I recommend you to take more fruits such as papaya, banana, oranges and apples and green vegetables. All may be due to irregular peri...  Read Full »

I have not got my periods after stopping regular birth control pills. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I was on birth control for about six years. I stopped it before four months. I have not had my period since then, and I was wondering if this is a cause for concern or a regular thing. Also, before taking pills, my periods were irregular.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel the culprit here is your weight. At this young age of 28 years, you BMI (body mass index) is in obesity range. Increase in body fat especially in the mid-segment of the body, around waist, thighs and breasts is not a healthy sign. This fat gets converted t...  Read Full »

Why did I not have periods from four months?

Query: Hello doctor,I have not had my periods for four months. I had sex three months back. After two months of having sex, I took three pregnancy tests at suitable intervals. They all were negative. Earlier I have been diagnosed with PCOS. Can I be pregnant? Also, I have attached some of my blood reports ...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Two things are clear from your USG (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) - You are not pregnant as your scan shows a not pregnant size uterus. You do not have polycystic ovaries. Your blood reports show: A normal thyroid function. A norma...  Read Full »

I have irregular periods for six months. Will it affect my fertility?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having irregular periods since six months. My age is 25. My period lasts for only one or two days with brown blood discharge. My weight is 100 kg and height is 5'6".  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. All these problems of periods are due to overweight. Your expected weight is around 55 kg to 60 kg. It is easy to say just to reduce. But, it is quite impossible to reduce so much. Please put some effort to do it for at least 2 to 5 kg per month. It is a start. Re...  Read Full »

I only bleed for two days during periods. Will it affect future pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor I am 26 years old. My concern is about my periods. Over the last one year, I am having bleeding only for two days on average when compared to three, four and five days in my early age. I request you to please suggest me if this is fine for my age or something is not good for conceiving a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are having regular periods and flow is also fine, then it does not matter whether two days or four or five. It has nothing to do with age. If you are planning to conceive, then it is fine. Get your thyroid and prolactin levels done and a basic ultrasound. I think e...  Read Full »

Can masturbation addiction result in lost interest in sex?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 37 years old, married and having two kids. My daughter is 8 years old and son is 4.6 years. I got married 9 years before. For the last 2 to 3 years that is after my second baby I am facing issue in our sexual relationship. I have lost desire, lack of interest, low libido, erectile dys...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Masturbation does not cause any adverse effects on potency. If you are enjoying masturbation, then no need to worry. This also proves that you have libido, but you are not much enjoying sexual intercourse. You have to find ways to enjoy sexual intercourse. Spend a good ti...  Read Full »

Can I drink water while fasting for a thyroid profile test?

Query: Hello doctor, Since the last 10 months, my periods are very irregular. I get periods only once every three to four months. I am on treatment for abdominal TB since the last one and a half years. I take Sompraz D20 on an empty stomach in the morning. I take Duonase nasal spray (two puffs in each nos...  Read Full »


Dr. Keerti Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your irregular periods can be due to your obesity. You need to lose some weight. You have a history of TB (tuberculosis). So, there may be chances that your uterus might have got affected due to that. I suggest the following tests: USG (ultrasonography) of th...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms due to PCOS?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old white female. My height is 5'4" and weight is 165 lbs. I am a healthy athlete (crossfit athlete and a former state champion). I had a very high stress as entrepreneur for more than 5 years. My initial complaints were low energy, depression, fatigue, irregular, heavy per...  Read Full »


Dr. Bindiya Thakkar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is probably PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) as you mentioned. Your history is consistent with it. I need the actual report of testosterone to know the method used for analysis and whether it was total or bioavailable testosterone. I noticed the liver function test...  Read Full »

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