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It is possible that the main title of the report Prolactinoma is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
- amenorrhea-galactorrhea, nonpuerperal
- Forbes-Albright syndrome
- galactorrhea-amenorrhea syndrome
- nonpuerperal galactorrhea
A prolactinoma is a benign tumor of the pituitary gland (adenoma) that produces an excessive amount of the hormone prolactin. In women, hyperprolactinemia is characterized by irregular menstrual periods (amenorrhea), infertility and production of breast milk in women who are not pregnant (galactorrhea). The most common symptom in men is impotence.
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