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Can macro prolactinoma cause weight gain around the midsection? Thanks!

Can macro prolactinoma cause weight gain around the midsection? Thanks!

Prolactinoma: Usually a macroprolactinoma does not cause weight gain/fat redistribution, just loss of periods, as described. Presumably you are on treatment w/ Cabergoline or bromocriptine. Are the other pituitary hormones ok? Sometimes, a pituitary tumor can damage the other hormones, or secrete something else. Check with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Does prolactinoma affect water retention & weight gain or loss?

Does prolactinoma affect water retention & weight gain or loss?

It may: Excessive production of prolactin causes infertility, loss of libido and other sexual dysfunctions. A large tumor will affect vision, cause headaches and deficiency of other pitutiary hormones that may cause the symptoms you listed. See this site for more info: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001377/. ...Read more

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Does a prolactinoma affect water retention & weight gain or loss?

Does a prolactinoma affect water retention & weight gain or loss?

By itself no: A prolactinoma is the most common tumor of the pituitary gland. It secretes the hormone prolactin which by itself does not cause weight gain or water retention. However the tumor may be mixed which means that there are also cells that secrets corticotropin, another pituitary hormone that stimulates the adrenal glands to secrete steroids which can cause water retention and weight gain. ...Read more

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What causes really rapid weight gain?

Many reasons: 1- type of food and it is amount 2-lack of activities 3- hormonal imbalance. ...Read more

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Could stopping exercising cause weight gain?

Could stopping exercising cause weight gain?

Yes: Yes of course... If you stop exercising and take in more calories than you are expending( now that you have stopped aerobically exersising) than weight gain is a definite possibility ( unless u began dieting seriously @ similar time). Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can ecp cause weight gain?

Can ecp cause weight gain?

ECP: What do you mean by ECP? Emergency Contraception Pill? External Counterpulsation? Extracorporeal Photochemotherapy? Etc.? Just not sure what you mean. Please clarify meaning using words vice acronym and re-ask. ...Read more

Dr. Soren Singel
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