Last reviewed: November 2017
Last updated: November  2017

Summary

Differentials

Common

  • Prolactinoma
  • Primary hypothyroidism
  • Drug-induced hyperprolactinemia
  • Macroprolactinemia
  • Pregnancy

Uncommon

  • Acromegaly
  • Hypothalamic mass compressing pituitary stalk
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type I (MEN I)
  • Traumatic sectioning of pituitary stalk
  • Lymphocytic hypophysitis
  • Granulomatous hypophysitis
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Chronic renal failure
  • Cirrhosis
  • Chest wall trauma or surgery
  • Ectopic hyperprolactinemia
  • Idiopathic hyperprolactinemia

Contributors

Authors VIEW ALL

Endocrinologist

Department of Internal Medicine

Medical School

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki

Greece

Disclosures

PA declares that he has no competing interests.

Professor of Endocrinology

Department of Internal Medicine

Medical School

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki

Greece

Disclosures

FH declares that he has no competing interests.

Peer reviewers VIEW ALL

Assistant Professor

Mount Sinai Medical Center

New York

NY

Disclosures

SK declares that he has no competing interests.

Professor of Medicine

Director

Center for Research in Reproduction

University of Virginia Health System

Charlottesville

VA

Disclosures

JCM has received NIH funding of over 6 figures USD. JCM declares that he has no competing interests.

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