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How is a prolactinoma diagnosed?

Diagnosing prolactinoma usually begins with a review of your symptoms and a physical exam. If doctors suspect you may have prolactinoma, they will perform a blood test to analyze the levels of prolactin and other hormones in your body. If doctors find that you have too much prolactin, they may perform imaging scans such as MRIs or CT scans, which can produce images of your brain and help a doctor see a tumor in your pituitary gland. If the tumor is large, doctors may also perform vision tests to see how much the tumor has affected your sight.

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How do oral contraceptives affect prolactinoma?
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There's no evidence that taking oral contraceptives will increase your risk for prolactinoma. Howeve...
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What is prolactinoma?
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Prolactinoma is a condition caused by a non-cancerous tumor in the pituitary gland. In fact, it's th...
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Is prolactinoma serious?
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Prolactinoma can have serious impacts on your life, but the condition is usually treatable and isn't...
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What is the rate of incidence of prolactinoma?
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Prolactinoma is not very common. Small pituitary tumors may be more common, but it's relatively rare...
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