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what is the difference between a pituitary and thyroid dwarfism

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Pituitary dwarfism: Who in the family has this pituitary dwarfism? Surely you have discussed this condition with a pediatrician at some time. If not, please do so. You wi ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Cannizzo
26 years experience General Surgery
Infrequently: Dwarfism results from any of over 200 different conditions. 70% of little people are classified as achondroplastic (short limbs, near normal torso/hea ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Yes: Early developmental pituitary problems may foreward of other later developing pituitary problems, since the gland has multiple functions across many o ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Multiple causes: Hyposomatotropism has a variety of causes including genetic controls over production ; secretion of pituitary hormones. This cause is often detected a ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Hypopituitarism: If entire pituitary affected, not just growth hormone, other hormones such as gonadotropins, TSH and ACTH will be low as well. Symptoms are those of t ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Dr. Kyon Hood answered
19 years experience Pediatrics
It could be a cause: Causes of hypopituitarism can directly affect the pituitary gland or indirectly through the hypothalamus, which in turn affects the pituitary gland. C ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gloria Lopez
43 years experience Pediatrics
Not really.: Cushing's doe not appear to be terribly damaging to the fetus. Most complications seen from cushing's in pregnancy result from effects on the health ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
You may have...: a microproctinoma or a large one. I would place you on cabergoline 0.5 mg two times per week to see if your results normalize. Also, many drugs such ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Spina bifida: In over thirty years of caring for both disorders I have not seen both in one patient. This has to be an extremely rare combination of disorders.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Those are: normal dimensions for an adult female.

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