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How can I be tested for prolactinoma?

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You can expect a physical exam, a medical history questionnaire, and a blood test when checking for prolactinoma. If the test shows a high prolactin level, your blood also may be tested to find out how well your thyroid is working.

If your doctor thinks you might have a pituitary tumor, he may order an MRI. This uses powerful magnets and radio waves to get a clear picture of your pituitary gland.

From: What Is a Prolactinoma? WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Prolactinoma."

UCLA Pituitary Tumor Program: "Prolactinoma."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 28, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Prolactinoma."

UCLA Pituitary Tumor Program: "Prolactinoma."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 28, 2018

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