The causes of hyperprolactinemia can be classified as follows:
- Physiological causes
- pregnancy, lactation, sleep, physical exercise, sexual relations and stress.
- Pharmacological causes
- sedatives, antidepressants, anxiolytics or the use of oral contraceptives with estrogens.
- Pathological causes
- hypogonadism, hyperandrogenism, polycystic ovarian syndrome, chronic renal failure, etc.
- Tumor causes
- benign tumors such as pituitary adenomas and prolactinomas.
Read the full article on: What is hyperprolactinemia? – Causes, symptoms and treatments ( 76).
By Amanda Olinda Sinchitullo Rosales M.D., M.Sc. (gynecologist), Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Michelle Lorraine Embleton B.Sc. Ph.D. (biochemist).
Last Update: 01/17/2020