Journal of Medical Case Reports and Reviews

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HYPERPROLACTINAEMIA - NEED FOR EARLY ENDOCRINOLOGY REVIEW IN INFERTILITY ASSESSMENTS

Marcellinus Okafor Nkpozi
Department of Medicine, Abia state university teaching hospital, ABSUTH, Aba, Nigeria.
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  • Submited: March 5, 2019
  • Published: March 15, 2019

Abstract

Hyperprolactinaemia, a frequent cause of female infertility, presents with galactorrhoea or interference with menstrual cycles leading to primary or secondary amenorrhea. It could, also, be asymptomatic. The objective of this report is to draw attention to this treatable cause of infertility which when asymptomatic may cause unnecessary delay in definitive infertility treatment. Two cases of hyperprolactinaemia were managed in Abia State University Teaching Hospital (ABSUTH), Aba, with favorable outcome after variable delays before treatment. One of the women had no symptoms of hyperprolactinaemia while the second presented with the nonspecific symptoms due to mass effect of prolactinoma. In conclusion, if male factor for infertility and structural/anatomic disorders in female are excluded, hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis should be assessed early in all infertility cases. Early endocrinology review is, therefore, important in the evaluation of female infertility.

How to Cite
Nkpozi, M. (2019). HYPERPROLACTINAEMIA - NEED FOR EARLY ENDOCRINOLOGY REVIEW IN INFERTILITY ASSESSMENTS. Jmcrr, 2(3). Retrieved from http://jmcrr.info/index.php/jmcrr/article/view/44
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