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Can you get pregnant if you have a pituitary tumor

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
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
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
A Verified Doctoranswered
28 years experience
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

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
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
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
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
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
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
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Yes: Prolactinomas are common pituitary tumors that may be treated with medication. Other kinds of pituitary tumors may also cause infertility. Correctin... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
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
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
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
Neurosurgery 16 years experience
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
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
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
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 52 years experience
Yes.: That's the only way to get answers for things like this. Get the biopsies and settle the issue.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
NO PITUITARY MRI!: Hi. Those IGF-1's would be normal for a 55 yo woman. Cardiomyopathy has a million and one causes, and acromegaly is WAY DOWN the list of likely causes... Read More