Hyperprolactinemia

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What is hyperprolactinemia?

Hyperprolactinemia is a condition characterized by overproduction of prolactin, which is a hormone stimulating milk production in females. This increase in prolactin can be caused by a tumor, pregnancy, or certain medications. Treatment depends on the cause of the condition.

Common symptoms reported by people with hyperprolactinemia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with hyperprolactinemia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Dostinex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
hyperprolactinemia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with hyperprolactinemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with hyperprolactinemia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Dostinex)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
impulse control disorder increased sex drive (libido)
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
hyperprolactinemia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with hyperprolactinemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has hyperprolactinemia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 2
40s 2
50s 4
60s 2
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 4
Female 9

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 4
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from hyperprolactinemia patients who have completed their condition history
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