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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?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I am 39 and ttc, my fasting prolactin level was 27.5, I do not want to take bromo or any meds, I have no symptoms, what are my chances for pregnancy?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My hCG is 23, yet my FSH @ <1 miu & my prolactin @ 33. Could i be in the early stages of pregnancy or is the hCG affected by my other high/low levels?
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
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?
Lactation, blood tests showed no pregnancy&no high prolactin. Now my period is 4-5 days late. Could I still be pregnant?
I am using cabgolin 0.25 for lowering prolactin missed my piriod getting brown discharge negative pregnancy test should i stop taking cabgolin thanks?
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