Friday, September 24, 2010

I saw Mrs. K today for follow up of her prolactinoma.
She was doing well, clinically and probably biochemically (still awaiting test results) from the Bromocriptine I started her on.
And then it hit me. It was exactly 3 months ago, when I last saw her, that Kristin called and told me she was in labor, 2 hours away. It was my first visit with this patient, and she understood why I was ansy and nervous when evaluating her. And she understood why at the end of the visit as she was about to check out, I grabbed my bag and literally ran to the carpark to rush to see Kristin.
How time flies: now my baby is 3 months old!

5 Comments:

Blogger aidareza said...

She is simply adorable.

8:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

she is adorable..

can I ask is there any truth that having very high prolactin level can lead to breast cancer ? I had a test done few years ago during fertility treatment and was prescribed bromocriptine but suffered side effects (stopped after prolactin level went down) but never had blood test done thereafter.tks

7:57 AM  
Blogger vagus said...

Anonymous:
high prolactin isn't considered a risk factor for breast cancer, though it in itself probably needs to be treated/evaluated.
the weak data associating the 2 is thought to be a statistical aberrancy; ie some risk factors of breast cancer appear to be associated with a higher prolactin level. for example, studies have shown that those using birth control pills, and nulliparous (no pregnancies) have slightly higher prolactin levels. so it's probable that the prolactin wasn't the reason for the slight increase in cancer rates.

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