Hyperprolactinemia | Conditions We Treat | Pediatric Endocrinology Specialty | UC Davis Children's Hospital


Elevated prolactin levels are relatively rare in children but can be caused by certain medications or lesions of the pituitary gland (usually microadenomas). Hyperprolactinemia can cause galactorrhea (discharge of a milky substance from the nipples) and in girls can lead to menstrual irregularity. The first step in the evaluation is to determine why the elevation in prolactin level is occurring. Management depends on the underlying cause but can include medication.

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Clinic information

Our endocrine specialists provide diagnostics, consultations and treatment options in all areas of general endocrinology as well as providing expert care for specific endocrine disorders. Our specialty endocrinology clinics include:

Pediatric Endocrinology Clinic

2521 Stockton Boulevard, 3rd Floor
Sacramento, CA

The pediatric endocrinology clinic is located in the Glassrock Building on the UC Davis Health campus.

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To see one of our specialists, a referral is required from your child’s primary care physician.