Hyperprolactinemia is a hormonal disorder caused by elevated prolactin levels in the blood. When a male has an exaggerated concentration of prolactin, his sex hormone levels are affected. Excess prolactin causes a lower production of FSH and LH and, as a consequence, sperm production is reduced.
For this reason, hyperprolactinemia in the male is associated with seminal alterations such as oligozoospermia, erectile dysfunction or loss of sexual desire.
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By Blanca Paraíso M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc. (gynecologist), Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Sergio Rogel Cayetano M.D. (gynecologist), Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Michelle Lorraine Embleton B.Sc. Ph.D. (biochemist).
Last Update: 04/03/2023