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Can Someone With A Prolactin Pituitary Tumor Still Get Pregnant
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 produces an excess of the hormone. Medication like Parlodel can bring the level of this hormone to normal and ovulation should resume. Consult an endocrinologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Endocrine evaluation: This can be a difficult situation if the abnormal hormone levels or the medications (bromocriptine) are interfering with the hormones which regulate menstrual cycles. You should see an endocrinologist or fertility specialist for a full evaluation. If the tumor is small, some advocate surgical removal to restore normal hormone levels and improve chances of achieving a successful pregnancy. ...Read more
I have high prolactin followed by a little galactorrea previously I had small pituitary tumor which disappeared after use of cabergolin..still high.
Microprolactinoma: It sounds like you have a pituitary microadenoma that is producing prolactin. Although cabergoline is a very effective medication to lower prolactin and shrink the size of the tumor, it only occasionally "cures" the disorder. Prolactin levels typically rise again when you stop taking the cabergoline. ...Read more
How common is elevated prolactin caused by hormone
imbalance when there is no pituitary tumor as cause for
a woman not pregnant?
Is it possible to have a pituitary tumor if your white blood cell count & prolactin is normal if you're not pregnant yet experiencing every symptom?
Pituitary tumor/ high prolactin being treated with cabergoline will cycle regulate its been 2 weeks & counting i see blood when i wipe is this normal?
LH and FSH normal at 2 range (2-9). Prolactin 18 high end of normal. Low T , low sperm count. That could be secondary hypogonadism or pituitary tumor?
Endocrinologist: If ur T is truly low, then FSH and LH should be towards the upper limit of normal (near 9); the fact that it is not could mean secondary hypogonadism, which has many causes (including a tumor). However, a brain tumor should cause some symptom eventually - headaches, vision trouble. U may need to just repeat the blood test to put ur mind at ease. Talk to an Endocrinologist w/ ur symptoms & lab resu ...Read more
I feel I have the symptoms of high prolactin (pituitary tumor) but on the blood test for prolactin is normal I haven't done the CT or MRI scan yet
What is the symptom?: You have to explain, what are the symptoms. ...Read more
Yes: Pituitary tumors often disrupt hormones and make it difficult to get pregnant. During pregnancy the pituitary gland can enhance on brain scan and look like a tumor. A minor tumor that already is present may get activated during pregnancy. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
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