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Is use of cell phone harmful during pregnancy?

Q: I am a 34 year old woman. I suffered from hyperprolactinaemia and was treated with bromocriptine tablets for a couple of years. Last year I got married and stopped taking the medicine but could not conceive. I consulted a gynaecologist and he advised me to take bromocriptine for 3 months. Within these 3 months I got pregnant and it is two months now. Right now I am thinking of keeping a cell phone but am afraid to use it as I have heard that hyperprolactinaemia is due to adenomas in pitutiary gland. So please advise- is it safe to use mobile phone with hyperprolactinaemia ?

A:Unless you have an existing tumour which was causing the hyperprolactinaemia, you do not need to worry about the pregnancy or the cell phone making it worse. The cell phone will definitely not give rise to a brain tumour as is your fear from your letter. There are many warning studies on the usage of cell phone but no adverse effects have been specifically proven to be caused by it. The usage as of today is considered safe in pregnancy. If you need to use it for work or normal communication you can and should use the cell phone. There is no medical reason to not to use it either for possible harm to the baby or the possible risk of developing a brain tumour. I would like to know what was the level of prolactin in your blood when you started the treatment and whether you are continuing serocriptine after you got pregnant and also whether the reason of raised prolactin level was ever diagnosed before you get pregnant? If you need any other thing clarified please write again. Regards and all the best for your ongoing pregnancy.


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