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Does being diagnosed with hyperprolactinemia mean that you do have a tumor in the pituitary?

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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: High prolactin

Not necessarily -- high prolactin can be caused by other things ie medications, pregnancy, stress, thyroid dysfunction , nipple stimulation, lab error.

In brief: High prolactin

Not necessarily -- high prolactin can be caused by other things ie medications, pregnancy, stress, thyroid dysfunction , nipple stimulation, lab error.
Dr. Samuel Freedman
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

There are other causes of high prolactin beside a tumor in the pituitary such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, breast stimulation, mental stress, chronic kidney disease, hypothyroidism, polycystic ovarian syndrome.
..Depending on how high the level is, you might need a MRI of the pituitary as part of the workup.

In brief: No

There are other causes of high prolactin beside a tumor in the pituitary such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, breast stimulation, mental stress, chronic kidney disease, hypothyroidism, polycystic ovarian syndrome.
..Depending on how high the level is, you might need a MRI of the pituitary as part of the workup.
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Dr. Raymundo Romero
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: MAYBE

Prolactinomas can be treated with oral medications.
If visual complaints, then there is a surgical option - transphenoidal removal, basically through the nose. Talk to your doctor to decide what is the best option for you. Remember, this is a begin tumor. In pregnancy prolactin levels rise and with breast feeding even more, this hormone is the stimulus for milk production. There are other causes.

In brief: MAYBE

Prolactinomas can be treated with oral medications.
If visual complaints, then there is a surgical option - transphenoidal removal, basically through the nose. Talk to your doctor to decide what is the best option for you. Remember, this is a begin tumor. In pregnancy prolactin levels rise and with breast feeding even more, this hormone is the stimulus for milk production. There are other causes.
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Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hyperprolactinemia

Could possibly be from a microadenoma of the pituatary.
Other causes are hypothyroidism. Need MRI of the pituatary to rule out tumor.

In brief: Hyperprolactinemia

Could possibly be from a microadenoma of the pituatary.
Other causes are hypothyroidism. Need MRI of the pituatary to rule out tumor.
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
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