Prolactinoma and Pregnancy- Part One

Symptoms It was roughly 10years ago during the summer holidays just before starting my 3rd year at university when I first noticed the symptoms that would later lead to my diagnosis of a Prolactinoma. A Prolactinoma is also known as a Pituitary Adenoma. This is also known as a benign (non cancerous) tumour in the brain on the pituitary gland. The original symptom was lactation. I noticed two tiny wet patches in my bra and was shocked to see milk coming out of my nipples! Diagnosis After a trip to the doctors and several pregnancy tests later it became clear […]

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Microprolactinoma & Me: When Are You Having Another Baby?

Microprolactinoma definition (I found here): A prolactinoma is a benign tumour (non-cancerous swelling) in the pituitary gland. Prolactinomas make large amounts of a hormone called prolactin. The pituitary gland lies just below the brain. It makes several hormones, including a hormone called prolactin. (A hormone is a chemical which is made in one part of the body, but passes into the bloodstream and has effects on other parts of the body.) Prolactin helps the body to produce milk when a woman breast-feeds. It also has effects on other hormones in the body. Small prolactinomas (less than 10 mm) are called […]

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