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Hyperprolactinemia Treatment

Symptoms

  • Infertility.
  • Galactorrhea (abnormal lactation)
  • Infrequent or irregular periods.
  • Amenorrhea (disappearance of periods)
  • Loss of libido.
  • Breast pain.
  • Painful intercourse due to vaginal dryness

Causes

One common cause of hyperprolactinemia is a growth or tumor on the pituitary gland called a prolactinoma. The tumor produces high levels of prolactin.

More about Treatment

Hyperprolactinemia is a condition in which a person has higher-than-normal levels of the hormone prolactin in the blood. The main function of prolactin is to stimulate breast milk production after childbirth, so high prolactin levels are normal in pregnancy.

DIAGNOSIS

A doctor performs a blood test to check prolactin levels. If prolactin levels are high, the doctor will test for other conditions. If they suspect a tumor, they may order an MRI scan to try to determine if a pituitary tumor is present.

 

 

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