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Can a pituitary tumor affect a person's period?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: A pituitary

Tumor producing prolactin can cause galactorhea (breast milk) and amenorrhea (no period).
Als0, the pituitary ovarian axis relies on fsh for estrogen surge, then withdrawal with release of lh.

In brief: A pituitary

Tumor producing prolactin can cause galactorhea (breast milk) and amenorrhea (no period).
Als0, the pituitary ovarian axis relies on fsh for estrogen surge, then withdrawal with release of lh.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Yes

Some of the pituitary hormones control the menstrual cycle and can be inhibited by prolactin from a pituitary tumor.
With treatment, the menstrual cycles usually return with this type of problem. Also, with a large tumor, if part or all of the pituitary is injured, menstrual cycles may not return. Large tumors can cause serious problems and almost always need treatment.

In brief: Yes

Some of the pituitary hormones control the menstrual cycle and can be inhibited by prolactin from a pituitary tumor.
With treatment, the menstrual cycles usually return with this type of problem. Also, with a large tumor, if part or all of the pituitary is injured, menstrual cycles may not return. Large tumors can cause serious problems and almost always need treatment.
Dr. Robert Lang
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