(Closed) Has anyone been treated for high prolactin levels?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@twodoghouse:  Prolactin levels may be indicative of something else going on, and it’s not as simple as “lowering the levels.” You’ll need to address the bigger picture.

Hypothyroidism can cause a shift in prolactin, as can tumors on the pituitary gland. I’m sure there are other health issues that cause it as well. Be proactive in getting a physical to make sure you’re as healthy as you can be.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@StuporDuck:  I agree.  Those type of endocrine issues usually have a cause, so it’s better to treat the cause than the effects.

 

Post # 6
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Wannabee

I had something similar happen to me a few months ago. I have longer cycles and my doctor ran a standard hormone panel to check for PCOS and other abnormalities. Everything was normal except my prolactin was slightly elevated – I want to say my level was 24 and normal range for the lab was up to 20?

She did mention a variety of more serious complications but first thing first is to get it tested again! It can fluctuate based upon time of day, where you are in your cycle, sex, exercise etc. I was tested a few weeks later and it came back normal. My doctor suspected that  because I had ridden my bike to my appointment that might have elevated it for the test. So don’t stress out yet, a minor deviation like that may be resolved in your repeat bloodwork. She also did refer me to an RE but I never had the appointment because…

… everything must have been working ok with my cycles, even though they were long and the prolactin was elevated for that test because I am 5 weeks pregnant. We were not yet ttc, but it is still a nice surprise.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@pickles77:  So glad you had a positive outcome! Also glad you were able to help the OP with life experience.

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