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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
A growth: A pituitary tumor is simply a growth on the pituitary. It's not cancerous but it could cause problems by increasing or decreasing pituitary hormone s ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
31 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Yes: It can recur within a few years. That is why it needs to be followed every year with a MRI after surgery.
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A 70-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Moore
7 years experience in Family Medicine
It can be dangerous!: If you have a pituitary tumor you need to make sure you follow up with your physician as directed. Unmonitored and untreated, it can cause a lot of pr ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chastain
18 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Should not affect.: Pituitary tumors, unless massive in size (affecting other areas of the brain), should not affect speech.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
MRI: An MRI of the brain is the best way to see and diagnose a pituitary tumor. Most pituitary tumors are benign (not cancerous).
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Many: There are many drugs available to treat pituitary tumor but they are usually used after pituitary surgery. The only two drugs commonly used to treat ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ben Ferguson
9 years experience in General Surgery
Possibly.: Memory is a complex function of the brain that is dependent on many different areas. If a pituitary tumor is sufficiently large or spreads to other ar ... Read More
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A 43-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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience in Endocrinology
Not directly: The pituitary is far enough from the brain that a tumor would not directly affect the brain. However, a pituitary tumor can cause abnormal hormone le ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
19 years experience in Interventional Radiology
MRI: Pituitary tumors often cause changes in vision. They can also secrete certain hormones which can cause various symptoms. If there is significant conce ... Read More
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