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A 49-year-old member asked:

Can you give me some suggestions needed about pituitary tumor?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
32 years experience
See endocrinologist: Hi. Pituitary tumors cause harm by producing pituitary hormones, by harming normal pituitary fraction, and/or by mass effect on vital structures. Depending on the tumor, the treatment may be with medicine, surgery and maybe post-operative medicines and/or radiation therapy. Sometimes after treatment, there are pituitary hormone deficiencies that need to be treated. Good luck!
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 40 years experience
Pituitary tumor: There are a number of treatments that are available for a pituitary tumor. First you need a consultation with an endocrinologist to determine the type as some can be treated medically, if not then a consultation with a neurosurgeon and a neurologist would be recommended.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Can I have some tips needed about pituitary tumor?

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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 40 years experience
Pituitary tumor: The pituitary is a gland at the base of the brain and responsible for a number of hormones involved in growth, fluid control, male and female development among other things. The most common tumor is an adenoma secreting prolactin which can lead to period irregularity, breast discharge, headaches, etc. An evaluation with a endocrinologist might be helpful if someone you know has been diagnosed.

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