What is prolactinoma?

Pituitary tumor. A prolactinoma is a pituitary tumor, almost always benign, that over produces prolactin. It can cause amenorrhea in a woman and low testosterone in a man.
Prolactinoma. A pituitary tumor which secretes prolactin. This may cause breast enlargement, engorgement or milk discharge in women. It could lead to menstrual irregularity or infertility. In men , it can lead to low testosterone.

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What is an adenoma/prolactinoma (pituitary tumor)?

Benign tumor,but. It can be serious. 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. See this site for more info: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001377/. Read more...

What is the treatment for prolactinomas?

Treatment. Two possible treatments -- surgery or medication. Depending on size of adenoma, patient age, or the tumors effect on surrounding structures. Medication is usually the first-line treatment. Dostinex (cabergoline) is a very effective med which decreases prolactin production and usually shrinks tumor size over several years of therapy. Read more...

If I can't take bromocriptine because I'm allergic to it. What can I take for prolactinoma?

"Allergic"? Do you mean "allergic" or just "intolerant"? Most people have no idea what "allergy" really means. Ask your doctor which you are. In pts who are intolerant to even small doses of bromocriptine, one alternative is to administer the same daily dose intravaginally, a method that has almost equal efficacy. The other major option is cabergoline, a long-acting non-ergot dopamine agonist. It's expensive. Read more...

What does d.O. Of prolactinoma w/ comment"homogenously t1 hyperintense sellar mass measuring upto 1.1cm compatible w/hemorrhage in2 microadenoma" mean

A pituitary tumor. A prolactinoma is a pituitary tumor which produces the hormone prolactin. This hormone can induce breast milk production so patients may present with leaky breasts. This tumor require surgical resection by a board certified neurosurgeon. The surgery is performed through the nasal passages so there is need to shave the patients head prior to this brain surgery. Read more...