Suggest Treatment For Prolactinoma
My question is, how can my daughter be helped?
A very sad mother desperate for help.
Don't worry ,prolactinoma can be treated and everythink will be OK.
I have gone through your question.
I can undestand your desperatin for your daughter.
Prolactinoma is a condition in which a noncancerous tumor (adenoma) of the pituitary gland in your brain overproduces the hormone prolactin. The major effect is decreased levels of some sex hormones — estrogen in women and testosterone in men.
Prolactinoma can produce some symptoms, it can impair the vision, cause infertility and produce other effects.So,i can understand why your daughter is depressed for the moment.
But don't worry because all these symptoms can be controlled with the treatement.
Anyway my advice is to consult a psychologist.In my opinion this specialist can help your daughter to manage her actual psychological condition.
At the other side i suggets to consult an endocrinologist in your area because it is necessary to start the treatement as soon as possible.
Oral medications like bromocriptine and cabergoline often can decrease the production of prolactin and eliminate symptoms. Medications may also shrink the tumor.
However, sometimes long-term treatment with medications is necessary.
If drug therapy for prolactinoma doesn't work or you can't tolerate the medication, surgery to remove the tumor may be an option.
You should discuss all the options of treatement and the follow up with an endocrinologist near you.These thinks can not be done on line.
Prolactinoma isn't life-threatening.Remember that It can be treated and all the problems of the moment are temporary.
So, be patient because with the right treatement i'm sure that your daughter will feel much better.
Hope my information is helpful.If you have other doubts feel free and ask.I will be happy to help.