prolactin level and pregnancy
Hyperprolactinemia (HI-per-pro-lak-tin-E-me-ah) is a disorder in which your pituitary gland produces excessive amounts of the hormone prolactin.
Prolactin is a hormone that stimulates milk production in women. Prolactin normally circulates in the blood in small amounts in women who are not pregnant, and in large amounts during pregnancy and right after birth.
Hyperprolactinemia (excessive prolactin) can cause irregular or no ovulation, resulting in infertility (means no pregnancy). Women who have this disorder often have irregular periods, and may also experience galactorrhea (ga-LAK-to-RE-ah) - milk production when not pregnant.
One of the most common causes of hyperprolactinemia is a benign tumor growing on the pituitary gland - the gland that produces prolactin. The pituitary gland is located in the base of the brain near the vision center.
Other causes of excess prolactin production may be an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), or certain medications you may be taking.
Sometimes, the cause is unknown.
You are advise to follow the instruction of your doctor who is treating you.