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Prolactinoma


Synonyms of Prolactinoma
  • Amenorrhea-Galactorrhea, Nonpuerperal
  • Forbes-Albright Syndrome
  • Galactorrhea-Amenorrhea Syndrome
  • Nonpuerperal Galactorrhea

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    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.

    Organizations related to Prolactinoma
    • National Women's Health Network
      514 10th Street NW
      Washington D.C. 20004
      Phone #: 202-628-7814
      800 #: --
      e-mail: nwhn@nwhn.org
      Home page: http://www.womenshealthnetwork.org
    • National Women's Health Resource Center
      157 Broad Street
      Red Bank NJ 07701
      Phone #: 732-530-3425
      800 #: 877-986-9472
      e-mail: mchin@healthywomen.org
      Home page: http://www.healthywomen.org
    • Pituitary Foundation
      PO Box 1944
      Bristol None BS99 2UB
      Phone #: 084-5 4-50 0376
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: helpline@pituitary.org.uk
      Home page: http://www.pituitary.org.uk
    • Pituitary Network Association (PNA)
      P.O. Box 1958
      Thousand Oaks CA 91358
      Phone #: 805-499-9973
      800 #: --
      e-mail: pna@pituitary.org
      Home page: http://www.pituitary.org,



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