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Hyperprolactinemia is a topic covered in the Diagnosaurus.

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  • Pregnancy
  • Postpartum
  • Suckling
  • Nipple stimulation
  • Macroprolactinemia (relatively inactive "big prolactin")
  • Idiopathic
  • Exercise
  • Sleep (REM phase)
  • Stress (trauma, surgery)
Drugs (selected)
  • Psychotropics
  • Cimetidine
  • Tricyclic antidepressants
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Marijuana
  • Prolactinoma
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Cirrhosis
  • Renal failure
  • Acromegaly (pituitary tumor may cosecrete prolactin & growth hormone)
  • Hypothalamic disease
  • Other growth near pituitary
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Chronic chest wall stimulation (nipple piercing, mastectomy, thoracotomy, herpes zoster, breast augmentation)
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Optic neuritis
  • Spinal cord lesions

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Last updated: December 1, 2014


Zeiger, Roni F.. "Hyperprolactinemia." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114304/all/Hyperprolactinemia.
Zeiger RF. Hyperprolactinemia. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114304/all/Hyperprolactinemia. Accessed April 21, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2014). Hyperprolactinemia. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114304/all/Hyperprolactinemia
Zeiger RF. Hyperprolactinemia [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. [cited 2019 April 21]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114304/all/Hyperprolactinemia.
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