The effect of the menopause on prolactin levels in patients with hyperprolactinaemia.
OBJECTIVE: Microprolactinomas have been reported to resolve spontaneously after pregnancy and there have been suggestions that oestrogen therapy increases the size of microprolactinomas. Little is known, however, about the effect of the menopause in patients previously known to be hyperprolactinaemic. The aim of this study was to find out if pregnancy or the menopause leads to an alteration in prolactin levels. DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective study of 148 case notes of patients with hype...Expand abstract
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