PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What are the symptoms of prolactinoma in women?

ANSWER

  • The signs of a prolactinoma are different in men and women. For women, typical symptoms of a small tumor include: Irregular menstrual periods
  • Lack of menstrual periods
  • Low sex drive
  • Painful intercourse (caused by vaginal dryness)
  • Problems with fertility
  • Unusual production of breast milk

Because changes in a woman's period are obvious, prolactinomas are more likely to be found early in premenopausal women.

From: What Is a Prolactinoma? WebMD Medical Reference

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

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

NEXT QUESTION:

How does tiredness affect cancer patients?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.