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My sister had been diagnosed with enlargement if the pituitary gland and not cancerous. what does this meab? is it dangerous?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Pituitary: There are many normal physiologic conditions that enlarge the pituitary. Pregnancy, lactation, hypothyroidism. Presumably your sister had a ct or mri. Did it show a tumor? Just enlargement? It would be important to have measurements of pituitary hormones to determine what the MRI means. Prolactin, tsh, ft4. Is she menstruating? Normal menses suggest normal pituitary.

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