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International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Print ISSN: 2522-6614, Online ISSN: 2522-6622

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

2020, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part D

The prevalence of hyperprolactinemia among fertility clinics attendees in Anyigba, North Central Nigeria
Author(s): Dr. Akogu Simon PO and Akpa Mathew U
Abstract: 30% of infertility is due to male factors, 35% due to female, 15% attributable to both and 15% remain unexplained [4]. Hyperprolactinemia is one of the known causes of infertility in couples. This study examines its prevalence among infertile couples attending Gynecology clinics in two hospitals. Results: 199 cases of infertility were studied. 134 (67%) cases were primary infertility while 65 (33%) were secondary infertility. 157 cases of infertility (79%) had prolactin levels of 25ng/l and below while 42 (21%) have prolactin levels above 26ng/l (hyperprolactinemia). Among the cases of infertility with hyperprolactinemia, 33 (17%) have primary infertility while 9 (4%) have secondary infertility. Conclusion: Hyperprolactinemia is a condition seen in a significant population of infertile women and is capable of protracting their infertility. Fertility services provider should take cognizance of this and consider prolactin assay as part of their investigation of infertility among infertile women
Pages: 240-242 | 625 Views | 84 Downloads
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Dr. Akogu Simon PO, Akpa Mathew U. The prevalence of hyperprolactinemia among fertility clinics attendees in Anyigba, North Central Nigeria. Int J Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2020;4(1):240-242. DOI: 10.33545/gynae.2020.v4.i1d.470
International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology