A 31-year-old female asked:
Can panhypopituitarism be caused by drug abuse during pregnancy?
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Endocrinology 33 years experience
Maybe (see comment): There is a form of panhypopituitarism called sheehan's syndrome, that can occur after pregnancy. This is due to the pituitary enlarging and needing more blood blow during pregnancy than at other times. If delivery is complicated by hemorrhage, and the blood pressure drops rapidly, there may be too little blood flow to the pituitary, resulting in death of the cells & panhypopituitarism.
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Last updated Dec 9, 2013
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