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Can you get pregnant if you have a pituitary tumor?

Can you get pregnant if you have a pituitary tumor?

Pituitary Tumor: Read this: http://voices.Yahoo.Com/managing-pituitary-tumor-during-pregnancy-6517670.Html. It is not clear whether you are pregnant, considering getting pregnant, or the specifics of your tumor. Regardless, your treating doctor can sort through your options. ...Read more

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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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Can I get preganant if I have a pituitary tumor anf my breast is producing milk from it ?

Can I get preganant if I have a pituitary tumor anf my breast is producing milk from it ?

Maybe: You should discuss this with your endocrinologist/ob/gyne before getting pregnant. There are risks to consider, especially that higher estrogen levels during pregnancy may cause further growth of prolactinoma which may affect vision, etc. ...Read more

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Is it uncommon for a pregnant woman to get pituitary tumors?

Is it uncommon for a pregnant woman to get pituitary tumors?

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 more

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Please advise if it's ok to drink alcohol and possibly get drunk if I have a pituitary tumor?

Please advise if it's ok to drink alcohol and possibly get drunk if I have a pituitary tumor?

Pituitary tumor: Alcohol and a brain tumor are never a good mix, especially if you are considering getting drunk - my suggestion would be a casual glass of wine or beer at most. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant after having a pituitary tumor?

Can you get pregnant after having a pituitary tumor?

Pituitary tumor: Getting pregnant is determined by what damage or lack of damage the tumor has done to the gland. An endocrinologist can do the necessary workup to answer the question. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant after having and treating a pituitary tumor?

Can you get pregnant after having and treating a pituitary tumor?

Yes: It all depends on the tumorand the treatment. Please see an endocrinologist /fertility expert for more details. ...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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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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If you had an intradural, extramedullary tumor at L4 of uncertain type and a pituitary tumor that has caused years of diagnostic confusion and multiple conflicting opinions, would you get biopsies?

If you had an intradural, extramedullary tumor at L4 of uncertain type and a pituitary tumor that has caused years of diagnostic confusion and multiple conflicting opinions, would you get biopsies?

Yes I would: Getting a biopsy done on this spinal tumor(or aim for complete excision, is possible) could help define the nature/type of this tumor and hence may also help in providing a reliable medical therapy in the future. ...Read more

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212 IGF-1 (191);repeat 218; no SX acromegaly but recently diagnosed with cardiomyopathy; coincidental or should I get MRI to rule out pituitary tumor?

NO PITUITARY MRI!: Hi. Those IGF-1's would be normal for a 55 yo woman. Cardiomyopathy has a million and one causes, and acromegaly is WAY DOWN the list of likely causes. Pituitary is classic for "incidentalomas" - masses found incidentally, most of which have no bearing on disease. So you have NO biochemical evidence of acromegaly. Whatcha gonna do if a pituitary tumor IS found? Send a surgeon in??? I hope not! ...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