Hyperprolactinemia is a condition characterized by excess prolactin in blood. In women the symptoms include loss of menstruation and low libido, infertility and secretion of breast milk. In men the symptoms are impotency, low sperm count, low libido and breast enlargement. Drugs that are taken for kidney failure, underactive thyroid, benign pituitary tumor and high level of estrogen may lead to the increase of prolactin level in blood. The level of prolactin can be measured by regular blood tests.
HOW IS HYPERPROLACTINEMIA DIAGNOSED?
Cushing's syndrome may also result from a pituitary tumor or other growths.