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Friday, March 7, 2014
Panhypopituitarism and Infertility
I am a 31 year old female with Panhypopituitarism. I have been on HGH for years, as well as Cortef, Synthroid, Premarin and Provera. I have been told that I need not use birth control.
Is it impossible to get pregnant with my condition unless fertility treatment is given?
Typically, patients with this disorder do not ovulate because the brain does not stimulate the ovaries. While patients cannot become pregnant on their own, they can ovulate if they take fertility shots which stimulate the ovaries (gonadotropins). For this treatment, patients would need to see a reproductive endocrinologist/infertility specialist.
Daniel B Williams, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati