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Old 04-23-2009, 10:20 PM   #1
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high prolactin level in male

I'm 18/male. My endocrinologist asked for a lab to check for prolactin, fsh, cortisol levels and whatever other levels there are. We found out they all are normal, except for the prolactin which is 80, and a male should only be 15. Its so high but she doesn't know why. It can't be the pituitary producing too much prolactin since I had an MRI a number of months ago and everything is fine. Is there any other reason for the prolactin levels to be so high? She says it could very well be the reason for my testosterone levels to be so low (130 right now).

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Old 04-24-2009, 01:01 AM   #2
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Re: high prolactin level in male

Hypothyroidism can cause elevated prolactin, that's usually the first thing they test for after a high prolactin level - TSH and free T4.

80 isn't sky high, (mine was 50 and caused by hypothyroidism) my endocrinologist said they don't usually think prolactinoma till it goes over 200.

Certain medications can cause it but I'm sure your doc would have caught these; major tranquilizers, antipsychotic medications, the anti-nausea drug Reglan, Minoxidil "Rogaine" (pill form, not the foam) is being investigated as a possible cause and illegal street drugs, most commonly anabolic steroids.

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