Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

pituitary tumor surgery side effects

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes. This gland sits in a bony bowl behind and between the eye balls. Find a specialized center and a neurosurgeon that treats these commonly.
1
1 thank
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chastain
18 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not usually....: For an average pituitary surgery, recovery is relatively short (i.e. Out of hospital in a few days, back to work within a couple of weeks). Recovery ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Wishing you the best. Sorry your disease got that far, and best wishes.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience in General Surgery
Avoid complications: The main benefit of removing a diseased gallbladder is avoiding the life threatening complications of pancreatitis and liver obstruction. The potentia ... Read More
1
1 comment
2
2 thanks
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Disagree with Rx: First, not clear to me if you possess a VNS device, but removal can increase sz frequency. Furthermore, you are taking too many seizure meds, as afte ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Disagree with Rx: Why hasn't the stimulator been replaced, as the newer versions have better batteries and are far smaller? Usually cough occurs when VNS settings too ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Chapman
25 years experience in Urologic Oncology
It depends: Side effects of orchiectomy (testicle removal) alone are fairly limited. Major abdominal surgery however is sometimes necessary and can result in ej ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience in Pathology
Not strange: Temodar, (temozolomide) like other chemotherapy agents, may cause nausea and vomiting, may cause a general sense of "malaise", and will have a risk of ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roseff
38 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Side effects: More common side effects include nasal stuffiness, dizziness, and upset stomach.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
62 years experience in Neurosurgery
Any surgery can : Any surgery, even minor surgery, can have side effects. Besides the obvious risks of anesthesia, bleeding and infection side effects of brain surgery ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Depends: This depends on the site of your body being treated, and the dose of radiation being administered. It also depends on whether chemotherapy is also bei ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Replogle
28 years experience in Neurosurgery
Depends: Transsphenoidal approach has been standard for years as it avoids brain retraction and optic nerve manipulation. In larger tumors with more of a supr ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Threet
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No side effects : Each time you ovulate, you rupture a tiny ovarian cyst that contained the egg. Each time this happens, you have an area on the ovary which has to hea ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Neurologic symptoms: You have post-neurosurgical complaints, contact your neurosurgeon please.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chastain
18 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Because the normal pituitary gland is rarely clearly identified in surgery, and due to inflammation after surgery, release of the hormone ADH (vasopre ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Friedman
43 years experience in Pediatrics
Either may be right: Transphenoidal surgery is the preferred procedure. However, sometimes it cannot be done--the tumor cannot be adequately reached --and a craniotomy is ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Roschmann
45 years experience in Rheumatology
Levothyroxine: If only a part of the thyroid gland was removed then unlikely to see side effects. If entire gland removed you will need to be on thyroid replacement ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Sandostatin (octreotide): Constipation, diarrhea, foul smelling stools, gases, heartburn, headache, dizziness, nausea, muscle pain, nose bleed, hair loss, pain at site of injec ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience in Endocrinology
Usually none.: Usually, removing a single parathyroid gland/tumor is straightforward and complications are rare. It is common, however to have a deficiency of vitami ... Read More
2
2 comments
2
2 thanks
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience in Anesthesiology
Stress: Any surgery is a stress, which can affect your hormonal circles. Fortunately it is short term and within one-two month any effects of surgery should b ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Dechellis
12 years experience in Pain Management
Risk vs benefits: Infection is the #1 risk which is less than 4% per 2004 study in journal neurosurgery spine. Less common risks include bleeding, nerve irritation/dama ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Depends on chemo: There are so many different types of chemotherapy, that the question is impossible to answer as proposed. Please specify exactly the type of chemother ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month