Forbes Albright syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Amenorrhea-galactorrhea, nonpuerperal
- Galactorrhea-amenorrhea syndrome
- Nonpuerperal galactorrhea
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tumor in the pituitary gland. Prolactin is a hormone released by the pituitary gland which stimulates breast development and milk production in women. Symptoms of Forbes-Albright syndrome include the production and secretion of milk from the breasts in the absence of childbirth or nursing (galactorrhea) and the absence of a regular menstrual period (amenorrhea). Affected women may also have an unusual pattern of body hair and reduced sexual drive. Due to the rarity of the condition, it is unclear if Forbes Albright Syndrome is inherited; however, the condition can affect more than one family member which suggests there may be a genetic component in some cases. Treatment may consist of surgery to remove the pituitary tumor and/or certain medications to lower prolactin levels.Forbes Albright Syndrome is a rare endocrine disorder characterized by abnormally high levels of prolactin due to a
Last updated: 1/26/2016
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