|To yur good health: Pituitary tumor requires medicine for treatment|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
DEAR DR. ROACH: My son is 27 years old, and he was diagnosed with low testosterone at the age of 21, due to a tumor on the pituitary gland, seen on an MRI. He took bromocriptine and testosterone for a while, and they helped to get the testosterone level up and the prolactin level down. However, his insurance changed, and his prescriptions are no longer covered. He cannot afford them otherwise. He was off the medicine for about eight months, and when his doctor did blood work to test the testosterone and prolactin, his testosterone was 34 and prolactin was 286.
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