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How do pituitary disorders affect women differently than men?

Pituitary disorders can have a major effect on a woman's menstrual cycle. When the pituitary causes too much of a hormone called prolactin to be produced, a woman can experience irregular menstrual cycles or a lack of periods altogether. Too much prolactin can also cause a woman's breasts to produce a discharge that resembles milk.

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Are pituitary disorders serious?
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Pituitary disorders are serious conditions. They affect the pituitary, a small gland at the base of ...
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How long do pituitary disorders last?
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Pituitary disorders usually take the form of non-cancerous tumors of the pituitary gland and last un...
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What does a pituitary disorder mean?
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Should I be worried about pituitary disorders?
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