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My doctor had me do an MRI scan to see if there was any abnormalities with my pituitary gland. A microadenoma was found on the left side of my pituitary gland. My doctor said that it is benign and is harmless. Can this microadenoma develop or change into a prolactinoma? The question is, can the micro-adenoma benign condition somehow develop into a prolactinoma that will thus give my hyperprolactinemia and other health issues? I don't understand how all this works and I tried to have him explain it to me but I didn't really follow all that he said. I have high prolactin and am wondering if the micro adenima thing developed into the prolactin version and maybe that is releasing prolactin into my blood or body? Please help I am concerned about this pituitary issue on the left side of the gland!

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replied July 21st, 2017
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Thank you for asking
I read your question and i understand your concern. If prolactin levels are high and dopaminergic drugs are not working then surgical removal is the option. Microadenomas are less than 10 mm and if they lead to increased prolactin and Cushingoid features then it's called prolactinoma. Mostly benign .

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