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When Menstrual Periods Stop
Another cause of amenorrhea is an increased prolactin secretion by the pituitary gland. During pregnancy, the rise in blood pituitary levels is normal because prolactin exists to stimulate breastmilk production.
Women with high prolactin levels who are not pregnant may notice a milky discharge from the breasts. But not all women with high prolactin have this symptom. Their only symptom may be irregular or absent menstrual periods.
A high prolactin level could be caused by certain medications or a small growth in the pituitary gland called a pituitary adenoma.
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- Abdomen and Pelvis
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- Acid Reflux Treatment
- Bleeding After Menopause
- Bleeding Between Menstrual Periods
- Blood in the Urine in Women
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Constipation in Adults
- Difficulty Passing Urine
- Frequent Urination in Women
- Heavy Menstrual Periods
- Intestinal Gas Guide
- Loss of Control of Urine in Women
- Lumps or Pain Within the Scrotum
- Missed or Irregular Menstrual Periods
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Never Started Menstrual Periods
- Painful Menstrual Cramps
- Rectal Bleeding
- Rectal Pain or Itching
- Recurring Abdominal Pain
- Understanding New and Severe Abdominal Pain
- Vaginal Discharge, Itching or Irritation
- Vaginal Dryness
- Vaginal Pain or Discomfort
- Vaginal Sores and Lumps
- When Menstrual Periods Stop
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