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Tumor on the pituitary gland

Posted by @donavonwd, Mon, Aug 20 9:07am

Ever since I was 4 years old, I've had anxiety really bad. I'm also a big hypochondriac. I've taken medication since I was a child. The medication has changed through the years, but for the past 3 years I've consistently been taking, [Invega, Buspirone, Benztropine, Zoloft, and Fluvoxamine].

When I was 18, I went to the ER complaining of visions problems, a loopiness feeling, and some other symptoms. I had it in my head that I had a brain tumor. They did a CT Scan as well as an MRI and didn't see anything. I stayed in the mental health unit for a week so they can sort out my medication.

Since I was around 15 (I'm 25 now), my body slowly developed breasts that are quite large. I've also gained a lot of weight. I never felt fully developed as a young man because I didn't grow body hair until about 2 years ago. about 3 years ago I noticed that when I squeezed my breast, milk came out. Now 3 years later, milk is coming out of both of my breasts.

I done research a couple of years ago on my symptoms and came across a disease called prolactenoma. I'm so sure that I've had this ever since I went to the hospital when I was 18, but they never found it.
I went to the doctor this morning and had my blood drawn. My prolactin levels are really high and he made me get more blood work that will come back in a week.

I read that almost all prolactin tumors on the pituitary gland are non cancerous. I worry about everything and I'm scared that the tests will come back and say its a cancerous tumor on my pituitary gland. Basically my questions are: If I have had a tumor in my pituitary gland all of these years, if it was cancerous, wouldn't I have known by now, being 7 years later? I'm sure it would have spread by now and I'd probably be dead, that is if it was cancerous. Correct?
So that leaves it at a benign tumor right? Which can be easily removed by surgery or even medication to shrink it right?. It's less worrisome if I know that it's not cancerous and can be taken care of.

As I mentioned earlier, I'm a big guy. I used to only drink soda and sweet tea. but for the last few months I've only been drinking water. I lost 50 pounds in those months. I can't help but be scared and say that what if I did have cancer, and that was the reason of my weight loss? I asked the doctor and he said it's because I drank only water and no sugar.

I'm just so scared that if it is a tumor, it's cancerous.

Also, for the past few months I've noticed it takes me about 10-30 seconds to start urinating. I told him that today, but he just said it's cause of my medication, which doesn't make sense because I've been taking the same medication for years without any problems. I asked what the chances of it being a prostate problem was and he said slim. (Don't forget I'm 25) What could that be?
I've also noticed my semen has been really watery the past couple of weeks.

Thank you for taking the time to read my story and questions, and I hope to get some positive feedback to help calm me down.

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