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Is prolactinoma serious?

Prolactinoma can have serious impacts on your life, but the condition is usually treatable and isn't life-threatening. Prolactinoma can cause symptoms like infertility and erectile dysfunction, which can have huge emotional impacts. If left untreated, prolactinoma may lead to serious complications including vision loss, osteoporosis, and complications during pregnancy. Luckily, though, most of these impacts are rarely life-threatening, and the condition can usually be treated with medications or surgery.

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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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Can prolactinoma tumors return even after treatment?
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In many cases, prolactinoma tumors are treated with medications to regulate hormones and shrink tumo...
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Does prolactinoma affect men differently than women?
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Prolactinoma can affect both men and women, but it affects the sexes somewhat differently. Some of t...
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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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