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Adenoma Of The Pituitary Gland
Would doctors remove a 5mm non secreting adenoma on pituitary gland if it is causing symptoms such as anxiety and chronic pain with no relief w meds?
Please forgive me: Your pituitary adenoma isn't the cause of your anxiety or chronic pain. Fixate on it, and you'll never find or address the real causes. Lots of people have these little things. As a young man, I was in a series of difficult living situations that affected how I felt without there being any organic pathology; with a doctor's 20/20 hindsight I recovered thanks to escaping and learning new skills. ...Read more
I've got a breast tumor. Had a ultrasound. Now waiting on biopsy. He said it probably was a adenoma. I've got one on my pituitary gland also. Cancer?
I doubt: That is has, or you would be dead and unable to ask this question. If your doctor has said that a portion of your pituitary isn't working properly, then ask him/her to explain. ...Read more
Hypophysectomy: If the pituitary is removed, then the hormones made by the pituitary need to be replaced. The most important are hormones that control the adrenals and thyroid. Sex hormones (estrogen-women, testosterone-men) should usually be replaced. GH is usually only replaced in young people. If the posterior pituitary is removed and you have diabetes insipidus, DDAVP (desmopressin) is needed. ...Read more
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