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Can you get pregnant if you have a pituitary tumor

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Depends: The answer depends on the size of the tumor and the kind of hormone the tumor is producing (if it's producing anything at all). Many patients with sm ... Read More
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Dr. Morton Levitt
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Pituitary Tumor: Read this: http://voices.Yahoo.Com/managing-pituitary-tumor-during-pregnancy-6517670.Html. It is not clear whether you are pregnant, considering getti ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Prolactinoma N preg: Small prolactinoma producing little prolactin may not affect your chance of pregnancy, but one that is producing much hormone will likely reduce your ... Read More
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Maybe: You should discuss this with your endocrinologist/ob/gyne before getting pregnant. There are risks to consider, especially that higher estrogen levels ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Carson
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes, pituitary tumors during pregnancy are uncommon. (reference mayo clin proc. Apr 1990;65(4):461-74). The gland does enlarge a bit, but those change ... Read More
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Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Yes: Pituitary tumors often disrupt hormones and make it difficult to get pregnant. During pregnancy the pituitary gland can enhance on brain scan and loo ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Pituitary tumor: Alcohol and a brain tumor are never a good mix, especially if you are considering getting drunk - my suggestion would be a casual glass of wine or bee ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynn Bartl
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Prolactinomas are common pituitary tumors that may be treated with medication. Other kinds of pituitary tumors may also cause infertility. Correctin ... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pituitary tumor ?'s: If your pituitary tumor is interfering with pituitary hormones, and your prolactin level is greater than 100, surgery is indicated, and when most are ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Possible: It all depends on the extent of tumor and type of treatment. Check with your doctor about the appropriate tests needed to fully answer your question. ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
15 years experience Neurosurgery
Endocrine evaluation: This can be a difficult situation if the abnormal hormone levels or the medications (bromocriptine) are interfering with the hormones which regulate m ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Prolactin the hormone that allows breastfeeding. In excess, it inhibits ovulation. A small tumor in the pituitary gland at the base of the brain prod ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience General Surgery
Yes.: That's the only way to get answers for things like this. Get the biopsies and settle the issue.
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