Rasied prolactin levels?

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Rasied prolactin levels?

Postby Mooches » Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:06 pm

My doctor just did some blood tests to check my hormone levels in relation to my PCOS post pregnancy and the results cae back with unusually high prolactin levels. She asked if I was still producing breast milk or anything and I sadi I was even thogh I stopped breast feeding 8 weeks ago. I've now had to have another blood test to check something else in relation to this?? Does anyone know if this is related to PCOS? Doc said I had never had this result on previous blood tests. I have an appointment to discuss it with her next Friday.
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Postby acidstarz » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:21 pm

when I was getting tested for my irregular periods they tested my prolactin levels as this can be another reason for irregular/ non - existant periods
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Postby Annoldie » Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:23 am

I am pretty sure this is related to pcos. It has been discussed on here before.
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Postby Sammi » Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:18 pm

I don't mean to scare you but they sometime look into this because it can be caused by a tiny tumor on your pituitary gland. It sounds horrendous but it's actually really easily removed thru your nose (my auntie had this done) and isn't cancerous.

Hope you've had the all clear by now anyway!
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high prolactin levels

Postby miracle77 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:00 pm

Prolactin levels can be raised post pregnancy if milk is still being produced, yes in some cases it can it can be caused by a small benign pituitary gland tumour but there isnt always a cause for it. Prolactin is a stress hormone so even a simple blood test can cause the level to rise.

There is not a known link between hyperprolactinaemia and PCOS.

Hope this info helps


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Postby Mooches » Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:35 pm

Thanks everyone. I went to see an endocrinologist that my GP referred me to. He seemed to take one look at me and decided that it was because I was fat... He gave me a long, patronising lecture about losing weight by making healthy choices about what I eat and what exercise I do (as if I would never have thought of that). He did a cursory test of my peripheral vision and took my blood pressure then said he'd repeat the blood tests my GP had done and see my again in 4 months as there was no urgency, but that he may want to do an MRI scan if the blood test still showed raised levels!

My next apointment has come through and it's not for 6 months!!! I have really sore boobs, I'm still producing milk even though I stopped breast feeding almost 5 months ago, I haven't had a period since my daughter was born 6.5 months ago and no-one has explaiend to me what's causing it.... I really feel like I've been fobbed off as a fatty and now I have to wait until August to find out what's going on. I'm getting really stressed about it all.
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