I am aged 53 and have elevated prolactin which has shown up in my previous 3 blood tests over an 18 month period. I was advised by a gynaecologist to have an MRI to see if a tumor on my pituitary was the cause. I have not proceeded with the MRI as I was told the only way to rid myself from the tumor would be a medication with many side effects, which I am not prepared to take.
I am progesterone deficient with very heavy, painful periods which I have recently begun using progesterone cream for. My question is, what causes high prolactin levels in the first instance and does it have anything to do with my hormone levels being so unbalanced for so long? I have spoken to several doctors now with no satisfactory answers. Can you please help as I feel I have reached a dead end?