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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?
Syndrome vs. Disease: Hi. Cushing's Disease is Cushing's Syndrome specifically due to an ACTH-producing pituitary adenoma. Cushing's Syndrome is any glucocorticoid excess syndrome including a pituitary adenoma, an adrenal tumor (benign or cancer), a cancer paraneoplastic syndrome (cancer secretes ACTH or CRH), or exogenous glucocorticoids. Treatment of Cushing's Disease is removal of the pituitary tumor. ...Read more
Extremely rare: However, any cancer that isn't treated by surgery, radiation or chemotherapy will eventually kill the person who has it. A pituitary adenoma and a craniopharyngioma (a dangerous benign tumor that arises near the pituitary) are both to be distinguished from cancer but both need to be managed. ...Read more
Adenoma: A pituitary protocol MRI is designed to evaluate the pituitary gland. It is used to assess for adenomas , cystic masses, mixed cystic and solid masses, and dural based lesions such as a meningioma. The morphology of the pituitary gland is also evaluated to rule out structural abnormalities. ...Read more
How serious is a small tumor on the pituitary gland? It is not cancerous. What are the chances of not being able to have kids?
It depends: It is great that the small pituitary tumor is not cancerous. As long as it is not growing, observation may be an option. Due to the position of the pituitary, it cangrow and interfer with your vision. It can also disturb all of the hormones in your body since it secretes the regulatory hormones for your thyroid, adrenal glands,and ovaries.If these are disrupted, it will make it hard to conceive. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Pituitary tumors: The pituitary is the "master" gland for most hormones and any one or more of the components of the pituitary could be involved. The treatment would vary greatly with the results of your physical exam and the lab data. If you know for sure that you have pituitary problems please see an endocrinologist and, depending on the result, you may need medical and/or surgical treatment. Keep in touch please. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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