Dr Owen : Hello
Dr Owen : what do you mean by PG - that is not a routine term?
Dr Owen : Also, what is her age?
sorry shorthand for pituitary gland . she is 44
Dr Owen : The pituitary is a gland at the base of the brain that controls thryoid function, prolactin function, ovulation function and many other activities in the body
Dr Owen : So checking the many lab values can sometimes bring up a cause from her symptoms - such as check a TSH thyroid or a PRL Prolactin test
Dr Owen : and these are very easy to treat too
Dr Owen : So try not to worry - these are common tests
Dr Owen : And, if one of them comes back abnormal - then that is very easy to treat
I am an idiot ! I forgot to say that she was surprised to find yesterday that she expressed some milk . She has not breast fed for 2 years. Our baby is 3
Dr Owen : Yes that is due to usually an elevated Prolactin hormone level in the pituitary gland - very EASY to treat with a medication called bromocriptine
thank you , very helpful
Dr Owen : More than likely that is the problem
Dr Owen : I wish her well
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