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Old 08-11-2004, 12:16 PM   #1
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pituitary gland and infertility?

does anyone here have a problem with their pituitary gland and not having a menstral cycle keeping you from become pregnant? This is what I am going through and just wanted to know if anyone here can relate.

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Old 08-13-2004, 03:31 PM   #2
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Re: pituitary gland and infertility?

Hello ,
My names is Heather and I am 21 . I have Poly cystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS. I have trouble with with my cycles. I have approximately 5 or less a year. I have been ttc for 6 months now with no luck but I recently started taking Glucophage (Metformin). If you ever need someone to talk to I will be glad to talk to you about things.

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Old 08-15-2004, 10:11 PM   #3
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Re: pituitary gland and infertility?

HOw did u find out u have a pituitary problem?

I was diagnosed with pcos, but with IR. I'm not sure if i have pituitary problem though...

Old 08-16-2004, 06:16 PM   #4
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Re: pituitary gland and infertility?

yes - I have a pituitary problem - I have a prolactinoma (a small benign tumor that occurs in 1/4 of the population, although it only causes problems for 1 in a 1,000).

Increased prolactin (from the pituitary) prevents a woman from ovulating. I also developed PCOS.

Let me know if I can answer any specific questions for you!
me: 24, DH: 24
dx: PCOS
ttc: Aug '04

Old 08-16-2004, 09:57 PM   #5
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Re: pituitary gland and infertility?

Just by taking PRL exam will determine if u have pituitary problem? HOw about TSH, T3, T4?

Old 08-20-2004, 01:45 PM   #6
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Re: pituitary gland and infertility?

Sorry it took me so long to respond, I got kicked off the boards for a week because I opened my mouth about someone opening their legs and wanting an abortion now. So apparently I am not allowed to do that, oops

Well I found out because I have been TTC now for a year. The Dr's did all tests and they all came back normal except for one of the hormones which said I was post menopausal. I am 27. So Dr said that I should have and MRI to check the pituitary. Well MRI came back that I have 2 small tumors, 5mm, and 1 large cyst, 2.5 cm. The funny thing is the symptoms are the same as pregnancy symptoms. I feel dizzy, nautious, gained weight, and sometimes leak milk. The first time I TTC with my daughter I was only 16 and didn't have a period for 1 1/2 years. Then got in a car accident and had some bleeding, it must have jarred my pituitary gland in the accident. I am really scared though. What should I expect to happen? Can anyone tell me what my MRI means in simple english, I will post what it said if you can. I have a general idea but don't know what to expect because the location of these tumors is everything, I have heard. Any help would be appreciated.

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