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what are the signs for excessive production of PROLACTIN homenes?

By March 29, 2012 - 10:38am
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I would suggest that your friend be evaluated by an endocrinologist, who is a physician with a specialty in the endocrine system of the body. An endocrinologist will order and evaluate diagnostic tests that can evaluate the function of the various hormones.

It seems that your friend's symptoms might best be evaluated and treated by an endocrinologist than a gynecologist.


March 30, 2012 - 6:12pm

yes you did , thank you!
A friend went to gynocologist and after gynocologist asked some question , he concluded that she has PROLACTIN and not pregnant. She has not be seen her Period since last january 13 , we all thought that she has pregnant bcoz she had unprotected sex with her husband , Urine text said Negative , that was why she went to gynocologist ... But from the sign she is seeing in her body is not prolactin sign from what you wrote above, she is not having dryness of vaginal... Her signs this days are ; Absent of mentruation , Breast milk ( only when you squeese it ) , frequent Urination ( she can't keep Urine for long like before ) , she is no more having pimples on her face like before , she go hungry than before , under her naval get stronger most time ( expecially in the morning) , bigger tommy , and above all she feel pain in her tommy each time that she want to do SIT UP exercise...he's has vaginal discharge too (whitish and watering).... Please Maryann , what do you think ? What is your opinion ? What do you have to say to this ... ? Thanks

March 29, 2012 - 9:05pm

Hello omolayo,
Prolactin is a hormone that stimulates lactation, which is the formation of breast milk. The pituitary is a small gland located in the middle of the head, just below the brain. The pituitary gland contains lactotroph cells that produce prolactin.

Lactotroph adenomas are benign or non-cancerous tumors of the pituitary gland that cause higher than normal blood prolactin concentrations. The symptoms of lactotroph adenomas fall into into two categories. Symptoms can result from elevated blood prolactin levels or from the compression of surrounding tissues.

In women, elevated blood prolactin levels can interfere with the function of the ovaries in women who have not yet reached menopause. The secretion of estradiol,which is the main type of estrogen, decreases. Symptoms include irregular or absent menstrual periods,infertility, menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness, and after several years, osteoporosis. High prolactin levels can also cause milk discharge from the breasts.

Large adenomas can cause symptoms by compressing structures in the head. Pressure on nerves to the eyes can impair vision, especially peripheral or side vision. Pressure on the pituitary gland can decrease production of the hormones that stimulate the thyroid gland and adrenal glands. This leads to underactivity of the thyroid and adrenal glands. The pressure can also cause headaches.

I hope that I have answered your question,


March 29, 2012 - 4:47pm
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