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25 Feb 2003

Prolactine
Prolaktien (Afrikaans). I am chronically tired, I am feeling very down, irritated, aggressive and my sex libido is very low (never feel for it). I went for some blood tests in the past with no success. I decided to test for prolactine - according to the pathologist the width span should be 59-61, my count is 161 which seems very high. I also know that my blood sugar is low. I hope this is the cause of all my symptoms. Can you please advise me on what the next step should be to follow and what can be described?
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01 Jan 0001

Tammy, the next step is to find out why you have increase prolactin levels. Common causes include:
1. Physiological: Pregnancy, breast-feeding, stress & sleep.
2. Drugs: Phenothiazines, haloperidol, รก-methyldopa, oestrogens, etc.
3. Disease: Pituitary disease, chronic renal failure, under-active thyroid and sarcoid.
As you can see, the best would be to see a specialist physician and have it sorted out. Good luck.
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