Elevated Prolactin Levels

My OBGYN ran some tests on me and everything came back normal except for a slightly elevated prolactin levels. She told me not to worry and to keep on trying to conceive.

My questions to you are..if my prolactin levels are elevated,( DR. told me that my prolactin level was at 46 and normal is 30), will it prevent me from getting pregnant?

Should I have another blood test taken and possibly see a fertility specialist?

Thanks for your time,

Michele

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High Prolactin Levels And Conception
by: Maria Gioia Atzori

Prolactin is secreted by your pituitary gland and stimulates milk production during lactation.
When prolactin levels are high and you are not nursing a baby, they inhibit two hormones necessary for ovulation: follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH). The result is suppressed ovulation .

Prolactin also causes irregularities of the menstrual cycle and is associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) in some cases. High prolactin can cause in low progesterone leading to short luteal phase possibly causing early miscarriage.

If you ovulate, if your luteal phase is longer than 10 days and if you have enough fertile mucus, you will get pregnant naturally even with high prolactin levels, but if you do not, you need to talk o a fertility specialist.

Further investigation with a fertility expert is not a bad idea, but before you do so I would recommend charting your cycle and know if you are ovulating and when you are ovulating. Also, do you have enough fertile mucus to get pregnant? These are very important key information your fertility expert will like to know.

Once you learn what your problem is, you can choose a more specific natural or conventional approach to your specific situation.

If you need more information on Fertility Charting, download my free guide.

Fertility Blessings!

Prolactin levels
by: Michele

Thanks Maria for your response. Since I posted my comment I had a positive OPK, 2 days in a row , which would give me a luteal phase of about 12 days. But I do not feel that I had enough CM to conceive. I am going to my regular GP today to have another blood test. It's also day 22 of my cycle so hopefully the Dr. Will run other hormonal test.

Increasing Fertile Mucus
by: Maria Gioia Atzori

Have a positive OPK test is a good sign that you are probably ovulating. If you do not have enough fertile mucus, there are many things you can do in your diet to increase it.

Read How to How to Increase Fertile Mucus Naturally

Fertility Blessings!

High prolactin and ovulating
by: Anonymous

I have prolactin of 39 and I am still ovulating according to my progesterone blood test at 7dpo, fertility monitor results, and temp charting.

Answer:

It is still possible to ovlate with high prolactin levels. High levels of prolactine may supress ovulation. Having prolactin levels that are high does not prevent you from conceiving, but your may not ovulate regulary each month, that's when having high prolactin levels is a problem.

Many Blessings!

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