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Having PCOD. Is hyper prolactin curable? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Good morning
User:I need clarification regarding my PCOS
User:I am 25 ,unmarried and I consulted my Homeo doctor and he has asked to take me t3,t4 ,LH and FSH and Prolactin test as well..
User:if there is going to be hyper prolactin is that something which could not be cured?
User:I have irreruglar menstrual cycles right now..
Doctor:Presence of high prolactin level is a sign and not a diagnose.
Doctor:The cause of high prolactin levels need to be determined to comment on it's treatment.
User:ok can this be treated with medicines? and get back to normal?
Doctor:The cause could be drug related, pituitary gland mass and so on.
User:I get hairs on my chin now recently
Doctor:The levels of prolactin can be brought down with medicines like bromocriptine, lisuride and so on;
Doctor:however we also need to treat the cause of high levels for proper and adequate treatment.
User:ok will this have impact in gettingpregnant?
Doctor:High prolactin levels influences chances of pregnancy just like the way your periods are affected.
Doctor:But don't worry, there is a chance that this could be treated.
Doctor:You will need to consult an endocrinologist for a thorough evaluation.
User:Hmmm ok fine. Thanks Doctor.
Doctor:I am not sure about the effectiveness of homeopathy treatment, but an endocrinologist can guide you rightly here.
User:Is that good I take homeo medicine for this one...
User:i was prescribed with oralcontraceptives in the beginning when i was diagnosied with PCOS
Doctor:With restricted knowledge about homeopathy, I don't think I should be commenting on homeopathy.
User:but that did not makemy periods regular
Doctor:Yes, oral contraceptive pill is widely used in regulating periods due to PCOS
Doctor:but with high prolactin levels, I can see why your periods did not become normal.
User:wheni have oral contraceotives
Doctor:Perhaps treating this high levels should regulate period as well as increased chances of pregnancy.
User:i have my periods regular when i ave themmonthly but not after i leave the tablets....
Doctor:The levels of natural estrogen in the body is reduced by prolatin.
Doctor:hence it is clear that cessation of external supplement through oral contraceptive pill did not clear your problem.
Doctor:I am very hopeful that treating the high levels should get back your periods to normal.
Doctor:That should also treat fertility issues if you are facing it.
User:ok Thank you doctor.. so this treatment will reduce my facial hairs as well right?
Doctor:I am very hopeful that you should be alright.
Doctor:The next step is to consult an endocrinologist.
Doctor:I am not sure about homeopathy treatment though.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:no not fornow Doctor.. amfine... Thank yosomuch..
Doctor:You are welcome.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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