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do pituitary tumors cause mood swings

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
22 years experience Medical Oncology
They can: Pituitary tumors can produce active hormones. Some of the hormones, including acth and tsh, may cause mood swings.
Dr. Momen El Nesr
39 years experience Addiction Medicine
Possible: Possible.

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Unlikely: Mood disorders and weight gain are common problems with or without pituitary disease. Pituitary tumors are rarely dangerous or deadly and are usually ... Read More
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Dr. Adam Hebb answered
21 years experience Neurosurgery
Low testosterone: In men, pituitary tumors often cause a decreased testosterone level. The anterior portion of the pituitary gland produces luteinizing hormone (lh), wh ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Wu
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Cataract: There is no clear association between pituitary tumor and cataract formation. A pituitary tumor may affect several hormone levels, which may in turn ... Read More
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Dr. William Goldstein
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Other vision issues: Pituitary tumors are not associated with cataracts. They can cause vision changes if they press on the optic pathways, classically causing decreases ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Definitely: If the tumor has destroyed the pituitary's ability to respond appropriately to hypothalamic cortisol releasing hormone, it can even lead to secondary ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
63 years experience Neurosurgery
Not usually: Pituitary tumor can cause headaches but you are describing a specific headache which can be caused by many problems. Your best bet is to discuss this ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
Depends on tumor: A lot depends on the size location and function of the tumor. A pituitary tumor may cause headaches, visual disturbances, and if it secretes a hormon ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
LH production ?: A pituitary tumor of sufficient size to create symptoms should have a prolactin level greater than 100. Increase pressure from a pituitary tumor will ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
36 years experience Neurology
Normal: situation.. That's why they call them growth spurts. It has to do with genetics. You will stop getting taller when the growth plates (epiphysis) ne ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Many: It can do nothing and just sit there for the rest of your life, or it can overproduce or shut down pituitary hormone secretion/production. If it's bi ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
It might give you: A headache but not spasms.

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