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A 44-year-old female asked:

44 years old. prolactin at 26.3 do i need an mri?

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Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 31 years experience
Is prob indicated: An MRI of the head (specifically pituitary gland) with and without contrast is probably in your future. But, you need a complete history and physical, appropriate labs (maybe already done) and possibly other tests. High prolactin may be caused by a prolactinoma, a tumor of of the pituitary gland, which regulates many hormone feedback loops and is located at base of the brain behind nasal bridge.
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