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can a pituitary tumor cause trigeminal neuralgia

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rosenblum
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Sounds temporary: Trigeminal neuralgia, Multiple Sclerosis, and brain tumors all last much longer than that. Symptoms likely had another temporary cause.
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
TN is a chronic: condition and can't be considered one time event. The neuralgias, or nerve pains are among the rare MS symptoms. One of these is trigeminal neuralgia ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Comments: You do NOT have trigeminal neuralgia, unless it recurs, as unfortunately, once it starts, it can be unbearably frequent. Do not think you have MS or a ... Read More

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
35 years experience Neurosurgery
Trigeminal neuralgia: Brain tumors along the course of the trigeminal nerve and multiple sclerosis (MS) can cause trigeminal neuralgia. This type of face pain comes and goe ... Read More
Dr. Sady Ribeiro
Specializes in Pain Management
Last one day ?: Could you describe what exact was the symptom? Did you experience it continuously for one day ? MS can be cause of trigeminal neuralgia many in yo ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
None of above: Trigeminal neuralgia never lasts a solitary day, so, hopefully, this was just a transient Jaw problem which is gone. Do NOT understand why this episo ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Usually No: It sounds like you have a tumor (usually a meningioma or schwannoma) attached to the trigeminal nerve. This can cause the facial pain that you note. W ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Masson
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Not good option: If the tumor is pressing on the trigeminal nerve, decompressing the nerve can help. If unrelated the two problems should be handled independently.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
Hard to say: Things like what you have are difficult to help with without seeing and examining the painful areas. Make an appointment with your medical doctor.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Sure: Trigeminal neuralgia is caused by vascular compression of the fifth cranial nerve as it exits the brainstem. It may be episodic and is initially trea ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
13 years experience Pain Management
Yes!: Especially in someone over the age of 50. If you are having sudden unprovoked severe stabbing pain, see a physician for treatment.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: unrelated
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Probably not: H simplex type-1 typically causes infections of oral mucosa &establishes a lifelong persistence in sensory ganglia . Persistence and latency have ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
36 years experience Neurology
No: Similar symptoms but the trigeminal nerve is usually irritated by a different mechanism in trigeminal neuralgia. Most of the time it is irritated by a ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
21 years experience Neurology
Generally no: A vitrectomy generally does not cause trigeminal neuralgia. If you are having symptoms consistent with trigeminal neuralgia please speak with your phy ... Read More
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