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A 34-year-old member asked:

What damage can a pituitary tumor cause?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Many: It can do nothing and just sit there for the rest of your life, or it can overproduce or shut down pituitary hormone secretion/production. If it's big enough, it can cause visual problems (loss of peripheral vision).
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 23 years experience
Variable: Commonly they secrete one or more hormones with resulting side effects. As an example too much growth hormone will result in large face, hands and feet. Local damage may occur in some patients due to compression (blindness) or invasion of bone or brain.

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A 19-year-old female asked:

Can pituitary tumor cause coordination to be off?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Possibly: Most pituitary tumors are small, but any growth within the brain is capable of causing coordination problems. Even without a pituitary tumor, coordination problems warrant an investigation.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about headaches caused by a pituitary tumor?

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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Pituitary tumor: Headaches are a common symptom in pituitary tumor, thought to be due to the pressure of the tumor on the surrounding tissues.

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