Prolactinoma

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What is prolactinoma?

A prolactinoma is a benign tumor (adenoma) of the pituitary gland that produces prolactin hormone. It is the common type of pituitary tumor. 

What causes prolactinoma?

The cause of prolactinoma is unknown

Hypothyroidism 

Diseases affecting the hypothalamus(the part of the brain that controls the pituitary gland)

Anorexia (an eating disorder)

Drugs that are used to treat depression, psychosis, and high blood pressure

Chest injury or irritation (for example, scars, shingles)

What happens when your prolactic levels are high?

High prolactin levels causes :

In females: 
• Irregular menstrual periods
• Milky discharges from the breast when not pregnant
• Painful intercourse due to vaginal dryness
• Acne or excessive body and facial hair growth

  In males:
• Erectile dysfunction
• Gynacomastia

In both sexes:
• Low bone density
• Headaches
• Visual disturbances
• Infertility

Can stress cause high prolactin levels?

Yes, stress can be the reason for high prolactin level in your blood. As prolactin is regulated by dopamine in the brain ,any medications that interfere with this substance in the brain can cause elevated prolactin levels.

What is normal prolactin levels?

The normal range for prolactin are:

Males: 2 to 18 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL)

Nonpregnant females: 2 to 29 ng/mL

Pregnant females: 10 to 209 ng/mL

Can prolactin cause weight gain?

Weight gain and elevated body weight are frequently associated with prolactinomas 

Pituitary tumors can cause fatigue, unexplained weight loss or weight gain,

What are the complications?

-Vision loss
-Hypopituitarism
-Bone loss
-Pregnancy complications

For more information, you can visit NIH and Wikipedia.

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