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what are the major presenting symptoms of pituitary tumor?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Visual & endocrine: Any tumor of the pituitary may affect the optic nerve and produces visual disturbances. The endocrine symptoms depend on the cell type involved and if it makes a hormone. If the tumor does not make hormones it causes deficiency of thyroid, adrenal and gonadal hormones. Excess production of hormone may cause hyperthyroidism and cushing syndrome etc.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is a pituitary tumor?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
A growth: A pituitary tumor is simply a growth on the pituitary. It's not cancerous but it could cause problems by increasing or decreasing pituitary hormone secretion. It can also cause visual problems if it's big enough.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can a pituitary tumor affect speech?

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Dr. John Chastain
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Should not affect.: Pituitary tumors, unless massive in size (affecting other areas of the brain), should not affect speech.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can a pituitary tumor reoccur?

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Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Yes: It can recur within a few years. That is why it needs to be followed every year with a MRI after surgery.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What medicine helps a pituitary tumor?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Many: There are many drugs available to treat pituitary tumor but they are usually used after pituitary surgery. The only two drugs commonly used to treat pituitary tumor before surgery are: bromocriptine and carbegoline. These are utilized to treat prolactin-producing pituitary tumor.
A 62-year-old member asked:

How dangerous is a pituitary tumor?

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Dr. Mike Moore
Dr. Mike Moore answered
Family Medicine 8 years experience
It can be dangerous!: If you have a pituitary tumor you need to make sure you follow up with your physician as directed. Unmonitored and untreated, it can cause a lot of problems.

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