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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can a pituitary tumor alter your memory?

2 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ben Ferguson
Dr. Ben Fergusonanswered
General Surgery 11 years experience
Possibly.: Memory is a complex function of the brain that is dependent on many different areas. If a pituitary tumor is sufficiently large or spreads to other areas of the brain, then it is conceivable that memory would be affected. However, other symptoms, such as disruptions in hormone levels/functions and changes in vision, are far more likely.
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 19 years experience
Great answer!
Feb 7, 2012
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
Rarely related: Not a usual symptom of pituitary disease.
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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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