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Breast Issue

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  • Posted By: Jess, eh?
  • February 13, 2011
  • 05:24 AM

I noticed discharge from my left breast back in October 2010, and I went to Planned Parenthood to have it checked out, they ran a blood test for Prolactin and it came back abnormal.

My Prolactin levels were 2 times the high level for non-pregnant females. They also tested me for pregnancy and it was negative.

After those results they refered me to an endocrinologist for an MRI to check for a pituitary tumor.

So I went to my doctor back in Canada, and they wouldn't take my results from the states, and ran my Prolactin levels again, and a blood pregnancy test.

The 2nd time, my levels came back in normal range, and negative for pregnancy. Since the results were fine they wouldn't preform an MRI.

They said it might be a side effect of my birth control. I've been on birth control since 2006, and I've been on my current birth control -NuvaRing since June 2009.

I'm still having discharge, so I'm not quite sure what's up? If I should get my blood rechecked for prolactin, or what?

I'm concerned about a pituitary tumor because I'm always tired, sleeping 9-12 hours everyday, and I'm still tired. I've been having trouble losing weight, I'm going to the gym 1 hour 3/4 times a week, and watching my diet, with little to no results.

Any suggestions would be great! Thanks!

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