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Prolactinoma

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Prolactinomas are usually initially treated with medications. Surgery is considered if the medications cannot be tolerated, or if they are not...
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A prolactinoma is a relatively common type of pituitary tumor. Routine autopsy (postmortem) studies have shown that about 25% of the U.S. population...
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In some people, high blood levels of prolactin can be traced to causes other than a prolactinoma. Other causes include: Prescription drugs: Prolactin...
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A prolactinoma may be suspected when elevated levels of the prolactin hormone are detected by a blood test. High prolactin blood levels are often...
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In women, high blood levels of prolactin usually interfere with ovulation, causing infertility and changing menstruation. In some women, periods may...
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The sources of many pituitary tumors, including prolactinomas, still remain unknown. Most pituitary tumors appear sporadically, meaning that no one...
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A prolactinoma is a benign tumor, called an adenoma, of the pituitary gland. A prolactinoma produces an excessive amount of the hormone prolactin...
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The surgical treatment of prolactinomas involves opening the brain to remove the tumor in the pituitary gland.The results of surgery depend a great...
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When a prolactinoma is found, other tests are often done to assess production of additional hormones from the pituitary gland. Depending on the...
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If a woman has a small prolactinoma, there is usually no reason that she cannot conceive and have a normal pregnancy after successful medical therapy...
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The goals for treatment of a prolactinoma are to:Return prolactin secretion to normal. Reduce tumor size. Correct any vision abnormalities. Restore...
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