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I missed my period and the blood test reveals that my

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Hi I missed my period and the blood test reveals that my prolactin levels are high
JA: In general, how has your health been lately?
Customer: its been perfectly normal
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: I used emergency contraceptive this month now I have missed my period for 28 days now

Hi! I am Dr Saleem. Welcome to JA. I will be answering your query shortly.

May I know your age please? Do you have any other chronic health condition?

Can you please tell me the exact levels of prolactin?

Did they check your blood hcg levels too?

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I was told it was abnormal. No I don’t have any
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
My blood levels are fine
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
They asked for a repeat blood test and an endocrine appointment
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Can this be treated ?
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
What causes a rise in the levels of prolactin

Minor increase in Prolactin levels can be a result of nipple stimulation, drugs, renal disease and thyroid disorder. Very high levels are a result of Pituitary tumors. Almost all of these conditions can be effectively treated but we need to reach a diagnosis first. Getting seen by an Endocrinologist is a step in right direction.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Ok does that mean my period will return back to normal when treated?

That's right. The periods should be back once prolactin gets down.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
This is involve a scan of the brain
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Ok

If the prolactin is very high then you will need an MRI of the brain.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Ok. Can this be high due to stress?
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I am 29
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I think it was about 900
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
My prolactin level

Stress is not considered a known cause for elevated prolactin. If the other blood tests turn up fine then you will need to have an MRI brain.

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