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Blurry vision, difficulty focusing, high prolactin. Are these related?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many possible causes

First question to ask is "why is the prolactin high?" and "how high is it?" a pituitary tumor can cause high prolactin but so are other things including: hypothyroidism, pregnancy, kidney disease.
..It would be a good idea to sit down with the doctor who ordered the above test to discuss the next step of workup. You need to systematically work this up.

In brief: Many possible causes

First question to ask is "why is the prolactin high?" and "how high is it?" a pituitary tumor can cause high prolactin but so are other things including: hypothyroidism, pregnancy, kidney disease.
..It would be a good idea to sit down with the doctor who ordered the above test to discuss the next step of workup. You need to systematically work this up.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possible Pituitary

This triad of symptoms could be due to a pituitary tumor.
You need to see an eye doctor for an exam, a visual field and possible neuroimaging.

In brief: Possible Pituitary

This triad of symptoms could be due to a pituitary tumor.
You need to see an eye doctor for an exam, a visual field and possible neuroimaging.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics

In brief: Prolactinoma

Yes. A large pituitary adenoma secreting prolactin can impinge on the optic nerve.
See both an endocrinologist and neuro ophthalmologist immediately.

In brief: Prolactinoma

Yes. A large pituitary adenoma secreting prolactin can impinge on the optic nerve.
See both an endocrinologist and neuro ophthalmologist immediately.
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Dr. Samuel Freedman
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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology

In brief: Possibly

Hormonal changes can certainly affect vision, especially during pregnancy or breast feeding.
Usually when the hormones stabilize back to normal, vision returns to baseline.

In brief: Possibly

Hormonal changes can certainly affect vision, especially during pregnancy or breast feeding.
Usually when the hormones stabilize back to normal, vision returns to baseline.
Dr. William Goldstein
Dr. William Goldstein
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