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What are the possible complications of prolactinoma?

If it's left untreated, prolactinoma may lead to various complications. In both men and women, prolactinoma can cause infertility and may increase the risk for osteoporosis. If the tumor grows large enough, prolactinoma may press on the optic nerve and can cause vision loss. Women with prolactinoma may experience complications during pregnancy. To avoid these complications, talk to your doctor about treatment options.

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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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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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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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