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What to do if I have hyperprolactinoma from a prolactinoma can I get pregnant?

What to do if I have hyperprolactinoma from a prolactinoma can I get pregnant?

Control: Hi. Yes, control the hyperprolactinemia, and you should start ovulating. We use cabergoline, and results are excellent. Your profile says you're 47, so menopause is looming. Don't expect miracles. That's a higher risk pregnancy. Talk with your gyn. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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?

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?

Yes: You should be evaluated for pituitary problems. Low thyroid and certain medication can also cause elevation of prl. Best treatment is usually Cabergoline which can normalize prl and restore fertility in most women. ...Read more

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How does prolactinoma affect pregnancy?

How does prolactinoma affect pregnancy?

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 more

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Can women with prolactinoma become pregnant?

Can women with prolactinoma become pregnant?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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 more

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I have prolactinoma and im pregnant.dr is telling me to take bromocriptine.is it safe?and if i dont take it, is high prolactin bad during pregnancy?

Prolactinoma: And pregnancy: generally, data indicate that there is no risk for a fetus during first month. Continuing further may cause risk for a fetus. Treatment depends whether you have micro or macroadenoma and whether you have any symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I get treated for a prolactinoma?

How can I get treated for a prolactinoma?

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 more

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Dr. Soren Singel
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Pituitary Adenoma (Definition)

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