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A 42-year-old female asked:

Have a non malignant tumour in my pituatary gland, but the past few days have had a really bad headache, haven't had that for ages. just worry.

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Talk to your doctor: You should talk to your doctor soon. It may not be related to the pituitary tumor, but it might be time to do a repeat scan or blood work to see if things have changed.
Dr. James Marx
Pain Management 48 years experience
Tumor Bleeding: Sounds like what used to be called pituitary apoplexy. Besides headache there can be endocrine complications like dangerously low cortisol production ( addisonian crisis). You might need a MRI and/or blood work asap.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
I'm worried also: Hemorrhages into pituitary adenomas are quite common and can announce themselves as severe headache. You should perhaps get seen.

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