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CAUSES OF HYPERPROLACTINEMIA

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CAUSES OF HYPERPROLACTINEMIA

1. Eating food - PRL must be tested fasting.
2. Prolactinoma.
3. CKD.
4. Hypothyroidism.
5. Chest wall injury.
6. Nipple stimulation in lactating women.
7. Pregnancy or oestrogen use (inhibits dopamine).
8. Diseases of the hypothalamus/pituitary stalk.
9. Drugs - metoclopramide, verapamil, phenothiazine, haloperidol, risperidone.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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