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2.4 cm pituitary tumor. prolactin 180. on cabergoline for 6 months. have had period again. does that mean it's working and i won't need surgery?

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Dr. Elizabeth Haglind answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

Most likely: It is good to note that your periods have resumed. Please have your prolactin levels rechecked. Your endocrinologist will probably recommend a follow up MRI to see if the tumor has shrunk.

Answered 1/2/2016

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Dr. Ira Katz answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

Maybe: This is a great sign & shows the Cabergoline is doing something & this may all be a prolactinoma. That said, this size tumor will often (not always) produce much higher prolactin levels & the elevated prolactin may be do to something called pituitary stalk compression, now lessened as Cabergoline will shrink most pit tumors. If the case a surgery would be safer/easier. Good news either way!

Answered 1/2/2016

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