... be to measure the other pituitary hormones and see if one is high, like prolactin, indicating a probable adenoma. Small adenomas can be treated medically, and if prolactin is high, suppressing it may improve your testosterone production. I have not heard of using Clomid in males, but that's not to say it would be out of question. ... (1 replies)
... The med is bromocryptine to suppress prolactin (4 replies)
... bottom line is, if my prolactin is still high in 4 months, he said they will put me on a med to shrink the tumor. Do you know what medicine is usually prescribed for that? ... (4 replies)
... This gets tricky, but I'll give you my take on it. I think the high prolactin is the primary problem, and is most likely being produced by a small pituitary adenoma, a benign endocrine tumor that can be just a few millimeters in size. ... (4 replies)
... They restested my prolactin yesterday, but not the testosterone. My prolactin is now28 so its still rising and almost double what the highest normal level is for men. ... (4 replies)
... I am a 34 yr old female, new here and thankful I found this board as I have so many questions. I won't overwhelm anyone willing to help though. ;)
9 years ago I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, had an uptake which found hot nodules. So, a partial thyroidectomy was done. Have had my levels checked every 6 months since and was never put on medication.
Recently I have... (0 replies)
Iam 30 years old, and I had 2 miscarriages.Again Iam planning for kids.On 3rd of my period,FSH,LH,AMH,Prolactin,TSH are tested.The values are as follows.Are these in normal range?Please help me.
Please help me.Iam in a state of depression bcause of my past miscarriages:confused: (0 replies)
... A problem is that with any endocrine disease, especially in early stages, no one has all the symptoms. It's what makes it hard to diagnose unless a doctor is paying attention. The other issues is that the symptoms often creep up slowly.
If you want to pursue this the tests you want are.
Thyroid: TSH, Total T4 and Free T3
Sex Hormones: AM testosterone, Total and Free.... (1 replies)
... I've had multiple MRIs done. I have a microadenoma, with low prolactin(1.5-2). The adenoma undersecretes FSH and LH, causing secondary hypoganidsm, which is why I have such low T. And I dislike the contrast part too! Thank you for your response, and I'll ask if I have any questions. I appreciate it! (12 replies)
... Is that what they use to shrink a tumor on the pituitary gland? I think thats what he would want to do, he would assume there is one there, even if the MRI didnt pick it up.
I also have been reading about Dostinex (Cabergoline), which reduces prolactine but do you know if it shrinks a tumor on the pituitary also? (4 replies)
... Have they checked your prolactin? If it's high then that is a sign of a tumor. Also, an MRI.. I had one done at it was only 30 minutes of laying in the machine with beeping. I think the worst part was just them injecting the contrast. If you have any questions or need help feel free to ask! (12 replies)
... at dont last more than 2 days, dont flow out and are watery. I went to the doctors as i was told it could be hormone imbalance etc and they found that i had high prolactin levels which i thought would explain my painful breasts, irregular periods and possibly be the cause of my anxiety. ... (0 replies)
... therefore it's really important to keep that prolactin down and to ensure that it's monitored at least a few times a year. ... (15 replies)
... t allow their prolactin to climb and that they ask for an MRI. ... (15 replies)
... What had happened during the 3 months of stopping was that the prolactin flew up sky high again. Once I started taking it again, it only took about a week to rapidly fall again. ... (15 replies)
... ired, I was working out and following weight watchers to the T! I was still gaining weight and gaining weight and it would not come off. When I started taking my prolactin meds I noticed the the weight started to come off after about a month of being on the meds. ... (15 replies)
... depressants have even been suspected of causing breast cancers. Those with high prolactin have enough breast cancer risks already. ... (15 replies)
... They can cause an increase in your prolactin levels. I am taking an antidepressants and my period has stopped, my prolactin levels are quite high and I suffer from night sweats. ... (15 replies)
... psychotics will raise your prolactin levels. Many will also "cause" pituitary tumours to grow, so if you're taking these things and feel you aren't seriously mentally ill, get off of them ASAP! ... (15 replies)
... just wondered if anyone had been told medically their high prolactin levels caused weight gain or tiredness? ... (15 replies)