The most common type of pituitary tumor, a prolactinoma is a noncancerous tumor of the pituitary gland (a gland that produces prolactin and other key hormones). At this time, it is unclear what causes prolactinomas. Treatment often involves medications or surgery.
Possible prolactinoma symptoms can include:
Keep in mind that these symptoms do not always signify a prolactinoma. Other medical conditions can cause these symptoms as well. If you are experiencing symptoms, see your healthcare provider so that the problem can be diagnosed and treated as quickly as possible.
(For more information on this topic, including other symptoms, how a diagnosis is made, and the goals of treatment, click Prolactinoma.)