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What are the symptoms of Prolactin-producing tumors?

Prolactin-producing tumors (prolactinomas) account for about half of pituitary adenomas. They can cause a decrease in normal levels of sex hormones, estrogen in women and testosterone in men. Men may experience enlarged breasts and decrease of body hair, erectile dysfunction or impotence, infertility and loss of interest in sexual activity. Women may experience irregular or lack of menstrual periods, infertility and inappropriate breast milk production. Post-menopausal women suffer headaches and visual problems.

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Is prolactinoma serious?
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Can women with prolactinoma become pregnant?
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What is the rate of incidence of prolactinoma?
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What is prolactinoma?
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