How is galactorrhea diagnosed?

Doctors usually diagnose galactorrhea with a physical exam and medical history. Your doctor will ask about your lifestyle and any medicines you take.

If needed, two tests can confirm diagnosis:

  • Blood tests tell doctors if the levels of prolactin (milk-producing hormone) in the body are abnormally high.
  • Imaging tests called CT and MRI scans enable doctors to look for a tumor in or near the pituitary gland.

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