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What are options for prolactin producing adenomas with reocurring symptoms after surgery and radiation are preformed

A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Morgan Stuart
9 years experience Neurosurgery
Medical treatment: Typically, prolactin producing adenomas, or prolactinomas, can be effectively treated with a class of medications called Dopamine agonists, such as br ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Many: High prolactin in the blood can cause irregular/absent menstrual period, decrease libido, breast milk discharge. If the tumor is large enough, it can ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Palmer
13 years experience Gynecology
Probably surgery: You probably need to see an endocrinologist or a neurosurgeon. If this gets too large it can affect your vision. They may recommend a trial of medic ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
Costs vary: But many prolactinomas respond to Dopamine agonist therapy that shrinks tumors and decreases prolactin production. See an endocrinologist before surge ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Surgery: The best option to treat a parathyroid adenoma is surgery.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Talk to surgeon.: Did you have a tumor? How large? What is the time course of the prolactin change? You are already seeing several experts in neurosurgery ( i assu ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Pituitary cyst: PF with pituitary cyst with headache etc asks is surgery only option. ANS: this is 2 serious of problem to get an answer from here. But of course you ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dave Burns
45 years experience Dentistry
Second opinion: Call for a second opinion for your peace of mind and ask the same question to your new doctor.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
Sometimes: Depending on the type of tumor, extent of disease involvement, surgical margins, etc. Radiation can be used early as planned course or used later as ... Read More
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Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience Radiation Oncology
I : I hope you did not have 20 weeks of radiation! that would be a lot. Standard radiation treatments for pituitary tumors generally consist of 25 - 30 ... Read More
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