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My wife was diagnosed with 2x1.5mm microadenoma anterior. Is

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my wife was diagnosed with 2x1.5mm microadenoma anterior. Is this something we should be worried about or is it not so serious?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
It all depends on whether it is functioning or not.
Hormone levels need to be tested to make sure it isn't releasing hormone.
if it isn't then it can be watched or controlled with meds
She likely won't need surgery
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
hi
the doctor prescribed my wife a medicine to shrink it. Is that a recommended solution?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Yes, it isProbably bromocriptine
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
who should she see for hormone level testing?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
endocrinologist
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
she is taking dostinex. Is it similar?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
yes it is very similar
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
how many of the cases are serious?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
will it likely grow?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Also, how often should it be monitored? i.e. have an mri scan?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
An MRI every 1-2 years. Most are not serious.Unlikely it will grow
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
hopefully the last question, will it ever completely disappear with prescription? or will she always have it?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
no it will never likely disappear
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
but it can be made small enough to be harmless?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
the meds will control it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you Doctor for your advice
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
you're welcome :)