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Can a pituitary tumor affect speech?

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Dr. John Chastain
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Should not affect.: Pituitary tumors, unless massive in size (affecting other areas of the brain), should not affect speech.
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Dr. Idan Sharon
Neurology 29 years experience
PITUITARY TUMOR: Headache vision loss, particularly loss of peripheral vision nausea and vomiting symptoms of pituitary hormone deficiency fatigue weakness cold intolerance constipation low blood pressure body hair loss sexual dysfunction unintended weight loss or gain there can be an effect on speech sometimes even indirectly due to hormone involvement.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Does a pituitary tumor affect your memory?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 34 years experience
Not directly: The pituitary is far enough from the brain that a tumor would not directly affect the brain. However, a pituitary tumor can cause abnormal hormone levels, that could affect concentration, judgment, and memory.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Can pituitary tumors affect my memory?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Not usually: Unless it affects the thyroid or adrenal axis.
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A 23-year-old member asked:

Can a pituitary tumor affect a person's period?

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Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 53 years experience
Yes: Some of the pituitary hormones control the menstrual cycle and can be inhibited by prolactin from a pituitary tumor. With treatment, the menstrual cycles usually return with this type of problem. Also, with a large tumor, if part or all of the pituitary is injured, menstrual cycles may not return. Large tumors can cause serious problems and almost always need treatment.
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