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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. Suzanne Galli
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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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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

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