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Can I Get Pregnant After Being Treated For Prolactinoma
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
My prl is 343 ng/ml. Would this indicate prolactinoma? May i still get pregnant w/ medical treatment? Whats the chances of successful pregnant in future?
I was diagnosed w/ prolactinoma ~6 months ago and I have been on cabergoline 1 mo. I am not using contraception, is it possible for me to get pregnant?
Prolactinoma: A prolactinoma is a tumor of the pituitary gland and part of the hormonal regulation in the human body. If you have a prolactinoma with high secretion of the prolactin this can definitely prevent a pregnancy from occurring. You would need to see an hormone specialist for evaluation and drug treatment or if the lesion is large then a neurosurgeon for possible surgical resection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A woman with a prolactinoma can become pregnant. There are medications such as bromocriptine and Cabergoline that will lower the prolactin level so that patients can become pregnant. This needs to be coordinated carefully with the help of an ob/gyn physician and an endocrinologist. Also, the proper formulation of the medication needs to be given to avoid affects on the fetus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: I hope you get the result you want. ...Read more
I've had an untreated prolactinoma for about 3 yrs and just found out i'm six weeks pregnant. In what ways, if any, will this affect my pregnancy?
Carefully monitor: This is definitely something to bring up with your OB doc, if you haven't already. They may want you to see an endocrinologist. There are many issues to consider. If the prolactinoma was small, you will probably be ok. But the pituitary will get bigger during pregnancy; beware of headaches, visual changes, vomiting, signs of a mass. If necessary, bromocriptine can be used during pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im4 months pregnant and due to a prolactinoma my dr told me to take bromocriptine during pregnancy.i want a 2nd opinion.is it realy safe for baby n me?
Prolactinoma: It is a category B drug which means it is generally considered safe in pregnancy. But only for use in your condition. Just to be safe I would check with a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist. This is a drug you should not stop abruptly so continue to take it unless you are told to stop it please. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medication: Prolactinomas are almost always treated with one of two medications - bromocryptine or Cabergoline - both work on the Dopamine receptor to lower the prolactin levels and shrink the tumor. Such treatment is generally coordinated by an endocrinologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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