High Prolactin level

Posted by jwillits8 @jwillits8, Aug 31, 2021

I’m wondering if anyone has insight as to why I have very high prolactin level. Also what type of Dr to see. 67 yr old

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Hello @jwillits8, Here's some information I found on the prolactin level test.

"Which doctor to consult for high prolactin? — Your doctor will likely refer you to an endocrinologist if you have a condition related to high prolactin levels. An endocrinologist can help guide you through treatment or surgeries. Your doctor may request an MRI scan to check if a prolactinoma tumor is causing your prolactin levels to rise." — Prolactin Level Test: Purpose, Procedure, and Results: https://www.healthline.com/health/prolactin

Did your doctor mention why they were checking your prolactin level?

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I was not told why. I asked why it was so high-170- but no real explanation. I do have a colloid cyst. I hope to be seeing an endocrinologist soon.

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When I was younger, my periods stopped. It was discovered that I had a microadenoma in my pituitary gland. I was put on spironalactone (sp?), and eventually, I was able to stop the medication. I believe intense stress was the culprit on this problem. See an endocrinologist. Good luck!

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@ettebette7

When I was younger, my periods stopped. It was discovered that I had a microadenoma in my pituitary gland. I was put on spironalactone (sp?), and eventually, I was able to stop the medication. I believe intense stress was the culprit on this problem. See an endocrinologist. Good luck!

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Hello @ettebette7, Welcome to Connect. Thanks for sharing. Spironolactone is one of my blood pressure meds for hypertension. Do you mind sharing what you were searching for when you found Connect?

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@johnbishop

Hello @ettebette7, Welcome to Connect. Thanks for sharing. Spironolactone is one of my blood pressure meds for hypertension. Do you mind sharing what you were searching for when you found Connect?

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I have a plethora of medical issues. Most recently, I am dealing with tinnitus/hearing loss, dry eye syndrome, lack of relief from 5 gastrointestinal surgeries (in one day!), back pain, and much more. I am currently investigating if I might have CIRS, a genetic condition. For 40 plus years, I dealt with daily migraines/tension headaches, which have gotten a bit better. I am a walking medical encyclopedia! Thanks for listening.

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@ettebette7

I have a plethora of medical issues. Most recently, I am dealing with tinnitus/hearing loss, dry eye syndrome, lack of relief from 5 gastrointestinal surgeries (in one day!), back pain, and much more. I am currently investigating if I might have CIRS, a genetic condition. For 40 plus years, I dealt with daily migraines/tension headaches, which have gotten a bit better. I am a walking medical encyclopedia! Thanks for listening.

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I had never heard of Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) so I did a search on Connect and found another member @cannonr who discussed it in a post you might find helpful here – https://connect.mayoclinic.org/comment/75594/ Hopefully they may have some suggestions to share with you.

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