Prolactinoma history and symptoms

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1];Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Anmol Pitliya, M.B.B.S. M.D.[2],Faizan Sheraz, M.D. [3]

Overview

Common symptoms of prolactinoma include headache, vision changes, decreased libido, infertility, and osteoporosis. In women, common symptoms of prolactinoma include breast tenderness, galactorrhea, and amenorrhea or oligomenorrhea.

History

Obtaining the history is one of the most important aspects of making a diagnosis of prolactinoma. A complete history will help determine the correct therapy and helps in determining the prognosis.

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Symptoms

Symptoms of prolactinoma can be divided as follows:[1]

Symptoms of Prolactinoma
Symptoms due to hyperprolactinemia Symptoms due to mass effect
Women Men Both men and women Both men and women

References

  1. Liu JK, Couldwell WT (2004). "Contemporary management of prolactinomas". Neurosurg Focus. 16 (4): E2. PMID 15191331.


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