Galactorrhea | Diagnosis & Tests


What tests might my doctor order?

Your doctor might order blood tests to check your hormone levels and to see if you are pregnant. Your doctor might also want you to have an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan of your head to see if you have a tumor or abnormality of the pituitary gland.

Tests are not always needed if you and your doctor can figure out what is causing your galactorrhea.


Evaluation and Treatment of Galactorrhea by Kristin S. Pena, M.D., and Jo Ann Rosenfeld, M.D. (American Family Physician May 01, 2001,

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Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 05/01