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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Headache: Enlarging of the pineal gland has been associated with headache, nausea, vomiting, seizures and visual changes. The pineal gland produces melatonin w ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
16 years experience Neurology
Depends: If it is a cyst, possibly nothing. If it becomes larger, it can compress the midbrain section of your brain stem. At that time, you may experience v ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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5x6x7: Stop worrying about it unless and until you have symptoms related to your brain.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Pineal gland: Please go to Google and type in "pineal gland function". You will a list that includes videos and images. Go through both of them carefully and you wi ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Pineal gland: No you cannot close the pineal gland. Please add some more information that is worrying you.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
You can't,: and you don't need to. Pineal calcifications are common incidental findings on imaging studies. Unless there is an associated tumor, no treatment is ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Hmmm...: Hi. What made your pineal gland toxic in the first place, and how in the heck did the clinician (using the term loosely in this case) diagnose pineal ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Yes: But why do you ask, do you possess a pineal cyst, and there is a surgical question?
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Betts
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Pinealectomy: The pineal gland may be removed and a person can do just fine. There are complications with this procedure including visual changes and weakness. Th ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Depends upon: why it's being removed. Possibly no problem, but check w/your doctor.

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