I am 56 years old, diagnosed with a pituitary tumor in 1978, Prolactin level over 1000 had surgery and have been on Parlodel ever since.
Before surgery, I had not had a period for 10 years, about six months after surgery I began having my period again. After surgery my prolactin level began decrease, and I was told that if it stayed under 100, the chances of tumor regrowth was limited.
Based on my particular situation and the fact that I still have some tumor cells in my craium, I have not
had a child.
Of course reproduction is a personal issue, but I feel, for me, it was best that I never had a child. I have had many medical problems associated with the endocrine system since 1978.
Since I have had numerous medical issues, I feel if I had a child, it would too risky not only for me and the problems I have had, but for the child.
There are times, when the endocrine system can play strange tricks on us and cause more medical issues than expected. Several years ago, I found out that both my Mom and Dad, have endocrine related medical problems. Whether this attributed to my medical history or not, is worth considering.