Pituitary gland tumors called adenomas can increasingly produce prolactin hormone in addition to the following conditions:

  • ​Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Certain medications​

Untreated Prolactinoma:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Visual changes
  • Persistent Headaches​

Diagnosing Prolactinoma:

  • MRI
  • Blood level testing
  • History​

Treating Prolactinoma:

  • Medication: Dopamine agonists: Cabergoline (Dostinex)
  • Surgery: Trans-sphenoidal