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If his pituitary is hypersecreting prolactin, what is done for it?

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Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: 2 treatments

Prolactin secreting pituitary tumors can be cured with surgery and controlled with medication.
Treatment decisions are based on the size of the tumor, whether there is impingement on surrounding structures, the age and general health of the patient and the desire for long term cure.

In brief: 2 treatments

Prolactin secreting pituitary tumors can be cured with surgery and controlled with medication.
Treatment decisions are based on the size of the tumor, whether there is impingement on surrounding structures, the age and general health of the patient and the desire for long term cure.
Dr. Martin Linder
Dr. Martin Linder
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Dr. Philip Kern
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Usually medications

The medications Cabergoline and bromocriptine are very effective at reducing prolactin and shrinking prolactinomas.
Even with large tumors these medications are usually used first, and often remove any need for surgery.

In brief: Usually medications

The medications Cabergoline and bromocriptine are very effective at reducing prolactin and shrinking prolactinomas.
Even with large tumors these medications are usually used first, and often remove any need for surgery.
Dr. Philip Kern
Dr. Philip Kern
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