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what does a small pituitary gland mean

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
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 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Out of context: That question, our to left field, with no medical history or story attached to it is impossible to answer
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesse Krakauer
44 years experience Endocrinology
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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
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 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Welte
16 years experience Radiology
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
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
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
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