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Hyperprolactinemia: Causes and Management

by Lynae Brayboy, MD
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    The lecture Hyperprolactinemia: Causes and Management by Lynae Brayboy, MD is from the course Reproductive Endocrinology. It contains the following chapters:

    • The Hypothalamic Pituitary Axis & Prolactin
    • Causes of Hyperprolactinemia
    • Management of Hyperprolactinemia

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    1. Gonadotrophs
    2. Somatotrophs
    3. Corticotrophs
    4. Thyrotrophs
    5. Beta LPH
    1. POMC
    2. IGF-1
    3. TRH
    4. Beta LPH
    5. GnRH
    1. Tight fitting inner wear and clothes
    2. Exercise
    3. Nipple piercing
    4. Stress
    5. Consumption of fatty meals
    1. Tricyclic antidepressant increases the dopamine levels promoting prolactin secretion.
    2. Serotonin promotes prolactin secretion.
    3. Dopamine inhibits prolactin secretion.
    4. VIP and TRH promote prolactin secretion.
    5. Stress increases prolactin secretion.
    1. Menorrhagia
    2. Galactorrhea
    3. Infertility
    4. Loss of libido
    5. Secondary bone loss
    1. Medulloblastoma
    2. Prolactinoma
    3. craniopharyngioma
    4. Meningioma
    5. Dysgerminoma
    1. Radiological evaluation of hypothalamic and pituitary area
    2. Radiological evaluation of the neck
    3. Pregnancy test
    4. Substance abuse testing
    5. Liver function tests
    1. Check for prolactin levels
    2. Perform liver function tests
    3. Perform ultrasound of the neck
    4. Perform chest X ray
    5. Check the blood pressures of the patient
    1. Growth hormone
    2. Thyroid secreting hormone
    3. LH
    4. FSH
    5. Cortisol

    Author of lecture Hyperprolactinemia: Causes and Management

     Lynae Brayboy, MD

    Lynae Brayboy, MD


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