My menstrual period is two month late and I am 37 years old.
happened before and my nipples were leaking milk.
also sleep disturbances and I am concern about my problems with my
any therapy or solution to my problem because I want to have children?
prolactin levels can cause menstrual periods in women to be irregular
or stop, and can cause galactorrhea (abnormal breast milk production).
levels of prolactin (usually higher than 200 ng/mL) may mean a pituitary
gland tumor (prolactinoma) is present.
tumors (prolactinomas) are benign tumors. In this type of pituitary
tumor, prolactin is overproduced.
causes of galactorrhea, or other types of nipple discharge include:
drugs including oral contraceptives, Cimetidine, Methyldopa, Metoclopramide,
phenothiazines, Reserpine, tricyclic antidepressants, and Verapamil.
tumor of the pituitary gland called prolactinoma.
tumor of the breast duct called an intraductal papilloma. The type
nipple discharge produced by an intraductal papilloma is straw-colored
and is not milk or milk-like.
duct ectasia which occurs when a milk duct fills with fluid and widens
which causes the blocking of the duct with a thick and sticky fluid.
trauma may also cause abnormal nipple discharge.
recommend a prolactin test.
levels of prolactin in non-pregnant females are 2 - 29 ng/mL.
usually prescribed for High Prolactin Treatment is Bromocriptine (Parlodel
the prolactin production, with a starting oral dosage of 1.25 to 2.5
mg a night, with the dosage increasing until levels are normal.
and menstruation generally return about six weeks after beginning
the medication. It is continued until pregnancy occurs. It is also
used to treat pituitary tumors. Unfortunately, prolactin levels usually
rise again when medication is discontinued.
effects are mild and generally subside within a month.