However, there are occasions when its level may increase outside these periods, causing an inhibition of menstruation and preventing the normal maturation of eggs.

Causes of high prolactin

There are a number of reasons why there may be an abnormal increase in prolactin, but some of them are as follows:

• Stress
• Intense exercise
• Manipulation of the mammary gland
• Some medicines used to control blood pressure, gastritis, depression, etc.

Symptoms of high prolactin

• Galactorrhoea (milk production outside the lactation period).
• Cephalea (headaches).
• Visual disorders.
• Decreased libido.
• Excessive hair growth.
Diagnosis of high prolactin
In this case, the diagnosis is made with
Two serum (blood) prolactin determinations on different days, taken on an empty stomach
With 8 hours of sleep, with 30 minutes of rest before taking the test
Without having had sexual intercourse the night before and at any stage of the menstrual cycle.
It is important to see a medical specialist to diagnose and treat the condition in the best possible way.

Can I have a baby if I have high prolactin?

If it is found to be elevated, we should start searching for and removing factors that may cause this increase. It is a disease with a good prognosis, since most of the time it is controlled with medication and if diagnosed in time it is not an impediment for you to have a baby.
When prolactin levels are controlled, symptoms disappear, ovulation improves and the search for pregnancy can begin with low or high complexity treatment according to the comprehensive assessment of each couple by a doctor specialising in reproduction.
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