Disease Information for Galactorrhea-amenorrhea syndrome

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Breast Discharge
Lactorrhea/Galactorrhea/Prolonged lactation
Amenorrhea
Amenorrhea, secondary
Disease Progression
Galactorrhea
Demographics & Risk Factors
Population Group
Woman
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Female
Population/Woman patient
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
Hyperprolactinemia
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Prolactin (Lab)
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Colostrum flow/breast
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Endocrine gland (category)
Process
PROCESS/Endocrine/humoral disorders (category)
PROCESS/Vegetative-Autonomic/Endocrine (category)
Synonyms
Synonym
Ahumada del Castillo, Ahumada Del Castillo syndrome, Amenorrhea galactorrhea syndrome, Amenorrhea hyperprolactinemia syndrome, Amenorrhoea galactorrhoea syndrome, Amenorrhoea hyperprolactinaemia syndrome, Argonz Del Castillo syndrome, Non pregnancy related A G syndrome, Non pregnancy related A G syndrome (disorder), Synonym/Amenorrhea-galactorrhea syndrome, Synonym/Forbes-Albright syndrome, Synonym/Galactorrhea-amenorrhea/non-puerperal
Definition

Amenorrhea-Galactorrhea Syndrome; Amenorrhea-Galactorrhea, Nonpuerperal; Forbes-Albright Syndrome; Galactorrhea-Amenorrhea Syndrome; Nonpuerperal Galactorrhea.

Discussion: Forbes-Albright Syndrome is a rare endocrine disorder characterized by the abnormal production of breast milk (lactation), lack of ovulation (anovulation), and the absence of regular menstrual periods (amenorrhea); This disorder is usually caused by a hormone secreting tumor of the pituitary or hypothalamus gland (adenoma) which produces excessive amounts of prolactin [NORD 2005].

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