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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?

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

Pituitary Gland (Definition)

The pituitary is the source of several hormonal stimulation pathways, such as acth to stimulate the adrenal gland, TSH for the thyroid, but the posterior aspect deals with fluid and ...Read more


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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'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?

Ubknown: I would need much more information. A breast "adenoma" is probably meant to be a benign (non-cancerous) fibroadenoma ; would not be related to a pituitary adenoma. The biopsy will give you the information you need. ...Read more

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What conditions affect the pituitary gland?

What conditions affect the pituitary gland?

Most commonly: Tumors of the pituitary rarely autoimmune inflammation, metastatic cancers, tb, sarcoidosis severe blood loss can yield necrosis of pituitary; head trauma can damage pituitary. ...Read more

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Which organs do the pituitary gland influence?

Which organs do the pituitary gland influence?

Many: Breast, adrenal glands, thyroid glands, ovaries and testes, and kidneys, bones muscles, metabolism of the whole body blood pressure control and others. ...Read more

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For what reasons has my pituitary gland stopped working?

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

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What could happen to someone whose pituitary gland was removed?

What could happen to someone whose pituitary gland was removed?

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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Can a swollen pituitary gland be serious?

Can a swollen pituitary gland be serious?

Yes : An "swollen" pituitary gland could be serious and medically followed up by the appropriate specialist, usually an endocrinologist or neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Murthy Andavolu
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Adenoma (Definition)

Adenoma is a term for a harmless tumor of gland tissue, including glands found in the intestines, kidney, ...Read more