How Do You Reduce The Size Of A Prolactinoma Tumor?
A prolactinoma is a benign tumor that appears to grow on the pituitary gland. It can either secrete the hormone prolactin, or it can press on a part of the pituitary that creates prolactin. Most people don’t know they have the tumor until they try to get pregnant. If left to grow larger, vision can be impaired, libido can diminish, migraine headaches can become frequent or irregular periods in women. Women can also experience a discharge from the breasts and painful intercourse due to vaginal dryness. Men can experience a loss in body hair, erectile dysfunction and enlarged breasts. Find an endocrinologist that specializes in pituitary health. They will run various blood tests and an MRI to determine the course of action to decrease your Prolactinoma. The MRI will determine the size of your tumor and the blood tests will analyze your hormone levels. Discuss with your endocrinologist about taking oral medications to reduce your prolactinoma. Medications have been known to shrink the tum