Prolactinoma

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Amenorrhea-Galactorrhea, Nonpuerperal
  • Galactorrhea-Amenorrhea Syndrome
  • Nonpuerperal Galactorrhea
  • Forbes-Albright Syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

A prolactinoma is a benign tumor of the pituitary gland (adenoma) that produces an excessive amount of the hormone prolactin. In women, hyperprolactinemia is characterized by irregular menstrual periods (amenorrhea), infertility and production of breast milk in women who are not pregnant (galactorrhea). The most common symptom in men is impotence.

Resources

National Women's Health Resource Center
157 Broad Street
Suite 315
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Tel: (732)530-3425
Fax: (732)530-3347
Tel: (877)986-9472
Email: mchin@healthywomen.org
Internet: http://www.healthywomen.org

National Women's Health Network
514 10th Street NW
Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20004
USA
Tel: (202)628-7814
Fax: (202)347-1168
Email: nwhn@nwhn.org
Internet: http://www.womenshealthnetwork.org

Pituitary Network Association (PNA)
P.O. Box 1958
Thousand Oaks, CA 91358
USA
Tel: (805)499-9973
Fax: (805)480-0633
Email: pna@pituitary.org
Internet: http://www.pituitary.org, www.acromegaly.org

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

Pituitary Foundation
PO Box 1944
Bristol, BS99 2UB
UK
Tel: 0845 450 0376
Fax: 0845 450 0376 ext.6
Email: helpline@pituitary.org.uk
Internet: http://www.pituitary.org.uk

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