Pregnancies in women with hyperprolactinaemia: obstetric and endocrinological management of 50 pregnancies in 37 women.
AffiliationSt Mary's Hospital, Manchester
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AbstractFifty pregnancies occurred in 37 women with hyperprolactinaemia. Thirty women (81%) initially attended with infertility and 24 (65%) had secondary amenorrhoea. Twelve women (31%) had pituitary macroadenomas, of whom seven (19%) were treated with neurosurgery and/or external radiotherapy before conception. Forty-one conceptions (82%) followed treatment with bromocriptine. There were no unusual obstetric or endocrinological complications. Serum prolactin measured at least 6 months post partum when under basal conditions, without bromocriptine and not breast feeding, showed no significant trends compared with initial values. Tumour growth was not stimulated by the high oestrogen levels of pregnancy.
CitationPregnancies in women with hyperprolactinaemia: obstetric and endocrinological management of 50 pregnancies in 37 women. 1982, 89 (1):20-3 Br J Obstet Gynaecol
JournalBritish Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology