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Prolactinoma

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • amenorrhea-galactorrhea, nonpuerperal
  • Forbes-Albright syndrome
  • galactorrhea-amenorrhea syndrome
  • nonpuerperal galactorrhea

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

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.

Resources

National Women's Health Resource Center
157 Broad Street,
Suite 106
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Tel: (732)530-3425
Fax: (732)530-3347
Tel: (877)986-9472
Email: gcassidy@healthywomen.org
Internet: http://www.healthywomen.org

National Women's Health Network
1413 K Street, NW
4th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
USA
Tel: (202)682-2640
Fax: (202)682-2648
Email: nwhn@nwhn.org
Internet: http://www.womenshealthnetwork.org

Pituitary Network Association
P.O. Box 1958
Thousand Oaks, CA 91358
USA
Tel: (805)499-9973
Fax: (805)480-0633
Email: info@pituitary.org
Internet: http://www.pituitary.org

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/

Pituitary Foundation
PO Box 1944
Bristol, BS99 2UB
United Kingdom
Tel: 08454500376
Fax: 01179330910
Tel: 08454500375
Email: helpline@pituitary.org.uk
Internet: http://www.pituitary.org.uk

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Last Updated:  3/29/2012
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