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I am a 48year old female not pregnant. My prolactin level was

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I am a 48year old female not pregnant. My prolactin level was 2100 last week and this week it is now2700. Please could you tell me what a normal level should be. Could this account for the fact that I am tired all the time and have gained weight rapidly and despite following slimming world seem to be putting more weight on. How would this be treated?
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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
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It should be under 200 ng/ml.
I would suggest an MRI of the brain.
Yes this could cause symptoms if there is an active pituitary problem.

I would check thyroid studies and adrenal hormone levels.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Could my tablets ie sertraline, quietapine, amisulpride be causing the problem. How will this be treated?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
That is possible but unlikely.

It depends on what the findings are.

If it is a benign adenoma sometimes a medication can be used.
Sometimes surgery.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Is2700level unusually high? Should this be treated quickly?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
It is quite high.
But that does not say how fast it should be treated, but that it should be investigated now.
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