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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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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist

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 »

Is it normal to not have periods for 10 months after delivery?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife had cesarean delivery 12 months ago. She has uterine tumor of 2.2 x 1.6 cm in myometrium. After delivery she had been continuing periodical discharge for two months. Period has been stopped since last 10 months. My wife is still breastfeeding our baby (son). The doctor has advised...  Read Full »


Dr. Anindya Das

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cessation of menstruation is called amenorrhea. Amenorrhea for six months following pregnancy is usual, but when it has continued for 10 months, it requires investigations. Breastfeeding may be a cause. If the period does not return after stopping breastfeed...  Read Full »

Why is there lactation after taking Unwanted 72?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex with fiancee a month back. I gave her Unwanted 72 in 48 to 72 hours bracket. She had her periods 10 days later. Today she is experiencing some lactation and also suffering from typhoid. The hCG tests and pregasure tests are negative. But still has lactation when presses her bre...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fact that hCG levels ruled out pregnancy now, of course, confirms the absence of pregnancy. The lactation or as we call it galactorrhea in absence of pregnancy is due to increased serum prolactin levels. Please get her serum prolactin levels checked to rule out h...  Read Full »

Am i pregnant if the pregnancy test is negative?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my last period on the 1st of last month. I did not have sex until the 33rd day (it was protected sex) of my cycle. Now, I have not yet had my periods. It is the 39th day and I took a pregnancy test on the 38th day and it came out to be negative. I do not know what to do. I did ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepika Joshi Khare

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you had sex on the 33rd day, then the test will not come positive so early even if you have conceived. It takes around two weeks to come positive.Although the chances are very less, you should rule out pregnancy. Do a test around 47th day. Amenorrhea can be because ...  Read Full »

Which tests should I undergo to determine hormonal imbalance?

Query: Hi doctor, My problem is that I am having man boobs and love handles. They just will not go away. I workout and reduced a lot of fat, but the fat in this area is stubborn. I want to know whether there is any hormonal imbalance in my body like high content of estrogen. What tests should I undergo to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is called gynecomastia which is quite common and needs treatment due to cosmetic reasons. First of all, this may be natural following obesity or due to hormonal imbalance inside you. You need a checkup whether there is any hormonal imbalance. A testicular examination...  Read Full »

Why did my sister get periods after six months?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister is 12.6 years old. She got her first period about six months ago. Just about four weeks ago, she got her second period. I know when you go through your first menstrual cycle it can be on and off, so that did not really bother me. But then, her second period just keeps coming ba...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are right. Periods can go haywire during puberty. One of the reasons for this heavy cycle is because it has come after six months and the uterus is getting rid of six months of the endometrium. It would be wise to visit a gynecologist to find out the causes of prol...  Read Full »

Why did I not get periods from two months, and my Hb is 7?

Query: Hi, I am a 23 year old female. I am not pregnant, but my period has suddenly stopped from the last month. I have found that my hemoglobin is very low at 7. Please give me your valuable advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to confirm the absence of pregnancy by getting a serum beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) test done. This is because urine pregnancy test does not detect minute pregnancy and treatment for a pregnant and a non-pregnant patient is entirely different. If y...  Read Full »

What is the actual definition of heavy menstrual bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I was diagnosed to have iron deficiency anemia. My primary doctor thinks this is due to heavy menstrual bleeding. Therefore, he advised me to see the gynecologist. I never thought I had heavy periods. What is the actual definition of heavy menstrual bleeding? My period alway...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, your menstruation will be considered as heavy. More than 80 mL of blood loss, bleeding for more than six days and passage of clots indicates heavy flow. Do not be scared about visiting a gynecologist. Since you are a virgin, you will not undergo internal or per sp...  Read Full »

Why did I not have periods from four months?

Query: I have not had my periods since 4 months . I had sex three months back. After 2 months of having sex, I took 3 pregnancy tests on 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 and usg report to...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: hello, 2 things are clear from ur USG - u are not pregnant as ur scan shows a not pregnant size uterus u donot have have polycystic ovaries . ur blood reports shows: a normal thyroid functions a normal fsh (normal functioning pituitary ) normal sugars normal insulin levels normal ...  Read Full »

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