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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 (bromocriptine) can bring the level of this hormone to normal and ovulation should resume. Consult an endocrinologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Losing weight, speech/balance prob, body pins/need. Could this only be a pituitary tumor or something else?
129lb 51 M
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
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?
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
"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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