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Can someone with a prolactin pituitary tumor still get pregnant?

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 more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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With a prolactin pituitary tumor, how does one get pregnant?

With a prolactin pituitary tumor, how does one get pregnant?

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

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I have high prolactin followed by a little galactorrea previously I had small pituitary tumor which disappeared after use of cabergolin..still high.

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

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How common is elevated prolactin caused by hormone imbalance when there is no pituitary tumor as cause for a woman not pregnant?

Most often due to rx: The most frequent cause of elevated prolactin not due to a pituitary problem is ingestion of medication -- most commonly medication given for depression, anxiety, psychiatric illness, etc. Check with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Losing weight, speech/balance prob, body pins/need. Could this only be a pituitary tumor or something else? 129lb 51 M TSH 9.2 FSH 26.1 Prolactin 410

Losing weight, speech/balance prob, body pins/need. Could this only be a pituitary tumor or something else?
129lb 51 M 
TSH 9.2
FSH 26.1
Prolactin 410

Hyperprolactinemia: your prolactin ,TSH and FSH are elevated..High prolactin causes low FSH ..I would recommend to retest harmones..If prolactin remains elevated, you need to get an MRIof the pituitary .. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Possible: It is possible, however, it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and likely some lab and imaging studies. It would be prudent to see a doctor in-person. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"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


Dr. Samuel Freedman
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Prolactin (Definition)

The pituitary gland makes many hormones. After delivery of a baby, the pituitary gland pours out prolactin which causes the breasts to produce milk. It may be abnormally produced and cause enlarged ...Read more