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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?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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32 day late period no stress thyroid and prolactins been checked. Pregnancy test came back neg last week. I am 19 usuall regular. What could this be?

32 day late period no stress thyroid and prolactins been checked. Pregnancy test came back neg last week. I am 19 usuall regular. What could this be?

Irregular periods : Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated and tested pcos. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I am pregnant. . Before pregnancy my prolactin level was 800 I ate medicine but still it does not control and nw its 2470...is this dangerous. .

I am pregnant. . Before pregnancy my prolactin level was 800 I ate medicine but still it does not control and nw its 2470...is this dangerous. .

Pituitary gland : During pregnancy, prolactin levels increase by 10 to 20 times. After the baby is born, prolactin stays high if you are breast-feeding. In women who do not breast-feed, prolactin levels return to normal soon after they give birth. If you already have a problem before getting pregnant, you may need to be seen by a specialist called Endocrinologist to help monitor your levels throughout the pregnancy ...Read more

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Neg pregnancy and prolactin urine tests, but still pregnant?

Pregnancy test: If there is reason to believe you may be pregnant, a repeat urine test or getting a blood pregnancy test may be needed. If all of these are negative, it is unlikely that you are pregnant. See your doctor for more assistance. ...Read more

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Breasts leaking. Early light period. Negative pregnancy test. Prolactin levels normal?

Breasts leaking. Early light period. Negative pregnancy test. Prolactin levels normal?

Consider medications: Medications such as ssri , depression medications such as prozac, (fluoxetine) may affect your hormones and cause these symptoms. A thyroid function test may be of value ...Read more

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Hi is it a problem if the prolactin level is 0.96 incase of non pregnancy ?

Need reference range: Check out http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/prolactin/tab/test/. "Reference values are dependent on many factors, including patient age, sex, sample population, and test method, and numeric test results can have different meanings in different labs. . . The lab report containing your test results should include the specific reference range for your test(s)." Discuss w/ordering doc ...Read more

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Is a prolactin level of 48 bad? and what level should it be at for pregnancy to occur? how long should it take to come down?

Depends: A prolactin of 48 is high, but it may or may not be affecting fertility. Is your testosterone level normal? Have you had a semen analysis. Cabergoline is an effective medication to lower prolactin. It is important to find out why the prolactin is high. Have you had an MRI or CT scan of your pituitary? ...Read more

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Can high prolactin be a sign of pregnancy if htc levels aren't high yet?

Can high prolactin be a sign of pregnancy if htc levels aren't high yet?

See answer: The definative diagnosis for pregnancy is the b-hcg test. Prolactin can be elevated for other reasions. ...Read more

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My prolactin level 33 ( n up to 29.9) I am on bromocreptine 2.5 mg , when my level may return normal? Is this a cause of delayed second pregnancy?Or n

You have a: Mildly elevated prolactin, which can induce some infertility. Generally you would need a higher dose of bromocriptine, taken multiple times/day. If available, Cabergoline twice/weekly is a much more effective and less toxic therapy. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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I've been ttc for 4yrs found that prolactin is high & have small tumor was put on dostinex (cabergoline) how long does it take 2 work &what r my chances of pregnancy?

Varies: Medications that alter hormone levels like prolactin may need to be adjusted. The same goes for dostinex (cabergoline). At first every 4 weeks your prolactin level should be rechecked, so your dose can be adjusted. If you get normal periods they are probably in the right dose range. ...Read more

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I've read studies suggesting links prolactin & hair loss (which I'm suffering with) my levels are 361. 0 pregnancies. Is this a *higher* level?

I've read studies suggesting links prolactin & hair loss (which I'm suffering with) my levels are 361. 0 pregnancies. Is this a *higher* level?

Over 150='higher': Hyperprolactinemia is thought to have association with female hair loss. There are conflicting studies esp. with mild elevations. However, there does appear to be evidence that prolactin is, in fact associated with female hair loss, but it is not known whether the elevated prolactin is a result of the condition that causes hair loss or the cause of the hair loss itself. ...Read more

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My thyroid (tsh) count is 4.58 and prolactin is 25.8 is it normal to achieve pregnancy.

My thyroid (tsh) count is 4.58 and prolactin is 25.8 is it normal to achieve pregnancy.

Correct it: It is important to try to correct your thyroid before you are pregnant. The standards used in pregnancy are even stricter than the normals your lab gives. It is certainly possible you may get pregnant with these numbers, but the miscarriage risk and other potential problems increase if it not taken care of. ...Read more

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Neg. Pregnancy test.No period but have symptoms.Higher stress level and prolactin level is high side of normal.Usually like clockwork.Whats going on?

Neg. Pregnancy test.No period but have symptoms.Higher stress level and prolactin level is high side of normal.Usually like clockwork.Whats going on?

Need to see your Gyn: If you are sexually active, did not have periods is a concern , stress is easy answer , but could be more complex , see your gyn doctor , will repeat more accrue pregnancy test than the kit, will do a sonography , will give a definite answer to the problem. ...Read more

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Lactation, blood tests showed no pregnancy&no high prolactin. Now my period is 4-5 days late. Could I still be pregnant?

Lactation, blood tests showed no pregnancy&no high prolactin. Now my period is 4-5 days late. Could I still be pregnant?

Time and technique: Negative result on a test done too early is not reliable. You may do a home pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If it is negative, re do the test in 4-5 days, if you do not get your period by then. ...Read more

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My prolactin level's 749, fsh-5.7, lh-5.4, estradiol-34, trying to conceive but no results.3misscariages and 1extrauterine pregnancy.What's the problem?

My prolactin level's 749, fsh-5.7, lh-5.4, estradiol-34, trying to conceive but no results.3misscariages and 1extrauterine pregnancy.What's the problem?

Double check: Are you saying your prolactin level is 749 or is this a decimal-point error? Also is that in units of micrograms/liter? If both these things are true your prolactin level is around 50 times higher than normal. If both these things are correct you need to see an endocrinologist or a reproductive endocrinologist immediately! if this is an error, then sorry for the alarm. ...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