Galactorrhoea

Last updated: Wednesday, 01, December, 2010
CausesAppropriate Tests

Clinical assessment, including drug history, presence of features suggesting hypothalamic/pituitary disorder.

Although galactorrhoea may occur with normal prolactin levels, it is usually associated with hyperprolactinaemia: prolactin, if appropriate.

See also Pituitary hormone excess.

Drugs

  • Phenothiazines
  • Metoclopramide
  • H2 receptor antagonists
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Digoxin
  • Methadone
  • Sprironolactone

Pituitary tumor

  • Prolactinoma

See Pituitary hormone excess - Prolactin

Hypothyroidism

Local breast lesion/irritation

Renal failure - chronic

Idiopathic

Autonomous prolactin secretion