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What does a small pituitary gland mean

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
probably nothing: Size doesn't matter. What matters is the function of the gland. Who told you it was "small"? Presumably a ct or MRI for some other reason? Check w... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Small pituitary: F of unknown age asks: I have all the symptoms of Cushing's Disease, but my MRI shows a small pituitary gland. If my pituitary gland is small, why do ... Read More
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Look like Cushing's: Cushing's is diagnosed by demonstrating inappropriately elevated cortisol with blood, urine and saliva tests. Although pituitary tumors are the most ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Pituitary "enlarged": You need a ct or MRI to see the pituitary. The pituitary normally enlarges during pregnancy and puberty. Hypothyroidism (high tsh) can make it enlarg... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Hypopituitarism: Hypopituitarism is a condition in which the pituitary gland does not produce one or more of its hormones or not enough of them. This condition may occ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Good question: B"sd prominent sellanot really sure - should ask the neuro radiologist. Flattened pituitary: From endocrine point of view woud proceed with evaluatio... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Please rephrase: Hi. Your question doesn't really make sense. Don't assume we know what you've been diagnosed with. As a pituitary doc (diagnostician, not surgeon), I ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Pituitary tumor: With pituitary tumors it is rare that you have to remove the whole gland. In most cases the tumor is removed leaving the gland intact.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Welte
Radiology 17 years experience
No: The pituitary gland normal homogeneously enhances. The most common tumor of the pituitary (microadenoma or macroadenoma depending on size) shows up as... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Several things: An underdeveloped pituitary can be in isolation or in combination w other facial, bony + brain defects as the part of a syndrome. He wiill most likely... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Kelts
Neurology 25 years experience
Prolactinoma: Presumably the pituitary tumor you are suffering from is a prolactin-secreting tumor, also called a prolactinoma. Bromocryptine acts by binding to do... Read More

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