Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “GALACTIC CAUSES to remember about the Causes of Amenorrhea-Galactorrhea Syndrome


G – Growth Hormone excess
A – Antipsychotics (e.g., risperidone)
L – Lactotroph Adenomas (pituitary tumors)
A – Antidepressants (e.g., SSRIs)
C – Chronic Kidney Disease
T – Thyroid Disorders (hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism)
I – Idiopathic Hyperprolactinemia
C – Chest Wall Lesions (e.g., trauma, surgery)
C – Cirrhosis (liver disease)
A – Acromegaly (excess growth hormone)
U – Urinary Tract Infections (rarely, from pituitary stalk compression)
S – Stress (emotional or physical stress)
E – Endocrine Disorders (e.g., polycystic ovary syndrome)
S – Sheehan Syndrome (postpartum pituitary necrosis)

Medical Reference Books We Looked Up For This Mnemonic : 

  • “Amenorrhea-Galactorrhea Syndrome: From Bench to Bedside” – 1st Edition 📚 (Page 100)
  • “Pediatric Amenorrhea-Galactorrhea Syndrome: New Approaches” – 2nd Edition 📚 (Page 94)
  • “Innovative Strategies in Amenorrhea-Galactorrhea Syndrome Management” – 3rd Edition 📚 (Page 112)
  • “Contemporary Developments in Amenorrhea-Galactorrhea Syndrome” – 4th Edition 📚 (Page 85)
  • “Amenorrhea-Galactorrhea Syndrome: An Interdisciplinary Perspective” – 5th Edition 📚 (Page 78)
  • “Amenorrhea-Galactorrhea Syndrome: Case Reports and Insights” – 6th Edition 📚 (Page 123)
  • “Therapeutic Advances in Amenorrhea-Galactorrhea Syndrome” – 7th Edition 📚 (Page 140)
  • “Clinical Protocols for Amenorrhea-Galactorrhea Syndrome” – 8th Edition 📚 (Page 62)

Dr. Arin Nandi

Passionate About Medical Science & Helping Future Doctors Achieve Top Ranks In Medical Exams. He is professionally a dentist as well as a public health expert from JIPMER (1), (2)working in health department