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Anyone with low prolactin?

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Hello Kimberly,

I am not a medical professional so I cannot answer your specific medical questions. However, if you are concerned about your hormone levels I suggest finding an endocrinologist that specializes in treating pituitary disorders.

Here is a link to a list of pituitary specialists:

http://pituitary.org/medical-resources/physicians

I hope you are able to get some answers soon. Feel free to contact us at (805) 499-9973 or by email at [email protected] if you have additional questions.

Take care,
Tammy Mazzella
Pituitary Network Association
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I am a 35 yo mother of 6 children. My last was born in 2013 and I breastfed for over 2 years. Last month, 5 days after my period ended, I had a sudden gush of blood with huge clots. I went to the doctor who performed blood tests, gave me a referral to gynecology, and ordered a transvaginal ultrasound. I continued heavy bleeding for 5 days, and then it stopped. 2 and a half weeks later, I started my next period. The blood tests came back with iron depletion without anemia (counts were normal, but morphology was abnormal ). And, my prolactin levels came back low, as well as my blood osmolality, even though sodium levels were normal. This leads me to wonder if my anti diuretic hormone levels are off too. I googled low prolactin, and it seems to be a rare blood test finding. The nurse mentioned the low level to me, but said they have no idea why it is low. Now I am wondering if I have a pituitary issue or hypothalmic issue. I have never had difficulty conceiving/carrying to term/breastfeeding. I haven't had any head injuries. Just not sure what is happening. The low osmolality calculation seems to indicate overhydration - but the doctor told me he thought my cbc indicated dehydration. I drink 4-6 glasses of water a day (outside of coffee/juice). The doc seems unconcerned with the low prolactin and low osmolality. I am just so frustrated. Also my temperature has consistently been 99-100 for almost 3 weeks now (again doc says might be due to dehydration). Do these things sound like a pituitary issue? I am hoping to get more help when I see the gynecologist.
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