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Could you live without your pituitary gland?

Could you live without your pituitary gland?

Yes with treatment: Yes, with replacement hormones. Such treatment is complex and usually requires careful management by an endocrinologist. But sometimes necessary if it isn't possible to save the pituitary, e.g. after surgery for a tumor in the area. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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What kind of head damage could cause a pituitary gland tumour?

What kind of head damage could cause a pituitary gland tumour?

Not trauma: From your description, not clear what kind of tumor you possess, but tumors do not occur due to trauma. A variety of different pituitary lesions may spontaneously arise, and each may need a different approach, depending upon hormonal effect. Suggest you seek neurosurgical consultation regarding mass effect, and maybe endocrinologist to assess hormonal status. ...Read more

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What could cause a pituitary gland tumour haven't had anything to cause it to happen and is it curable or would I need to take tablets forever?

What could cause a pituitary gland tumour haven't had anything to cause it to happen and is it curable or would I need to take tablets forever?

Not sure: There are different types of pituitary tumors, some are treated with medications and respond well to treatment. Others need surgery or other treatment modalilties. Prognosis depends on size and type of tumor. In some cases, there may be a genetic component. ...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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What can cause pituitary gland thickening?

Pituitary: Stalk thickening can be a sign of a tumor. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does the pituitary gland mainly control?

All endocrine organs: Those include the ovary, thyroid, breast, and adrenal gland to name a few. ...Read more

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What are the common pituitary gland disorders?

What are the common pituitary gland disorders?

Pituitary Dis: Pituitary gland has two parts, the adenohypophysis produces hormones like fsh, lh, human growth, igf-1, prolactin, and prolactin releasing dactors, acth, beta-endorphine, tsh, melanocyte stimulating hormone. On the posterior part or neuro-hypophysis: vasopresin or anti-diuretic hormone, oxitocine. Most. Common conditions are bening tumors producing excessive hormone(prolactinomas) or lack of hormo. ...Read more

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Suppressed pituitary gland what cure is there?

Find the cause: Before a treatment can be recommended the cause of the problem has to be diagnosed. ...Read more

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What can you do to stimulate the pituitary gland?

What can you do to stimulate the pituitary gland?

Several ways: Exercise is one of the easiest and most natural ways to stimulate the pituitary gland.
Maintaining a proper body weight often helps to stimulate the pituitary gland and increase production of hgh and eating healthy diet. ...Read more

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What does a squeezing on the pituitary gland mean?

Out of context: That question, our to left field, with no medical history or story attached to it is impossible to answer ...Read more

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Should i be concerned about my enlarged pituitary gland?

Should i be concerned about my enlarged pituitary gland?

See your doctor: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pituitary gland?

Master gland: 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 electrolyte stabilization (anti-diuretic hormone). ...Read more

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I'm just wonderingif you were to control the pituitary gland in females, what would happen?

I'm just wonderingif you were to control the pituitary gland in females, what would happen?

What do you mean?: Your question makes no sense. The pituitary gland is the "master" gland, controlling other hormone systems in your body. If it is not working correctly there are various treatments depending on what hormone is affected. ...Read more

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What can cause hyperplasia of the pituitary gland?

What can cause hyperplasia of the pituitary gland?

Pituitary: Are you reading a path report? Hyperplasia means proliferation of cells. Pituitary cells can do this for many reasons. Normal physiology, eg. lactating, pregnancy, growth spurt during teens. If you are hypothyroid, your pituitary will increase TSH -cells. Abnormal hormone production (prolactin, ACTH, GH) would involve hyperplasia. The path report must be correlated with the overall picture. ...Read more

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What is rykies cyst adjacent to the pituitary gland?

What is rykies cyst adjacent to the pituitary gland?

Rathke's: Rathke's cyst are remnants from embryonic development. Just cysts, typically not a problem; however, if large perhaps can compress the pituitary and lead to some endocrine dysfunction. Check with an endocrinologist to see if this is the case. ...Read more

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Treatment for over active pituitary gland?

Treatment for over active pituitary gland?

Need more info: Why do you think you have an overactive pituitary? The pituitary gland makes various hormones that are essential for correct function of adrenals, thyroid, testicles, growth, there are particular rare disorders that can occur because of a tumor in the pituitary making excess hormone, but symptoms will depend on which hormone is being made. You need to see an endocrinologist to evaluate. ...Read more

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How harmful is cancer of the pituitary gland?

How harmful is cancer of the pituitary gland?

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

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How horrible is cancer of the pituitary gland?

How horrible is cancer of the pituitary gland?

Cancer?: Hi. Did your doctor tell you it's "cancer" or a "tumor"? The VAST majority of pituitary tumors are BENIGN, not cancer. Without a biopsy, no one can assume cancer. Talk with your doctor...this may not be anywhere near as bad as you think. On the other hand, if you do have cancer in the pituitary, it can be bad. Talk with your doctor; get the information. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is cancer of the pituitary gland difficult to treat?

Depends: A thorough evaluation is essential in properly diagnosing tumors of the pituitary gland. Consultation with a neurosurgeon and endocrinologist is usually recommended. Treatment options depend on tumor type and location. ...Read more

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What hormone is released from the pituitary gland in females?

What hormone is released from the pituitary gland in females?

Many hormones: Lh (leutinizing hormone); fsh (follicular stim hormone); gh (growth hormone); TSH (thyroid stim hormone); acth (adrenocorticotropic hormone); prolactin. The posterior pituitary makes oxytocin and vasopressin.
Men have the same hormones in pituitary; just different responses from the gonads. ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is cancer of the pituitary gland?

Depends on the type: Most tumors of the pituitary gland (90%) are benign tumors. Cancers of the pituitary gland fall into two categories: metastatic and primary. Metastatic cancers can go to the pituitary. Prognosis is dependent on where the cancer came from (ie. Is it lung, breast or melanoma?). Pituitary carcinomas arise from the pituitary gland. Treatment is multimodal and involves surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. ...Read more

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How can I shrink the size of pituitary gland tumor (non-cancerous)?

How can I shrink the size of pituitary gland tumor (non-cancerous)?

Depends on the type: Prolactinomas are common benign tumors of the pituitary and many respond to medications. Dopamine agonists such as bromocriptine, Cabergoline and pergolide will decrease the prolactin level and may, in some cases, shrink the tumor. ...Read more

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What conditions affecting the pituitary gland would show up in a mri?

What conditions affecting the pituitary gland would show up in a mri?

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

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Does any of you have a case of congenital absence of a pituitary gland?

Does any of you have a case of congenital absence of a pituitary gland?

Very rare: Only a small handful of this lethal congenital malformation have been described. It is usually associated with adrenal hypoplasia. It should not be confused with the empty sella syndrome which gives the appearance of an absent pituitary on ct or MRI scan. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have white under & behind a pituitary gland on MRI no contrast?

Is it normal to have white under & behind a pituitary gland on MRI no contrast?

Probably: I assume you are referring to the area surrounding the pituitary. This is the sella turcica, the portion of bone which protects it. At the posterior (back) of the pituitary, there is also a "bright spot" which is part of normal pituitary tissue. There are two completely different tissue types that make up the pituitary and they look different on mri. ...Read more

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What can cause the pituitary gland to show up bright white on MRI without contrast?

What can cause the pituitary gland to show up bright white on MRI without contrast?

Posterior Pituitary: The posterior pituitary has intrinsic high t1 signal. It's thought to reflect the high concentration of neurosecretory granules in the neurohypophysis (posterior pituitary which stores/releases oxytocin ; vasopressin produced in hypothalamus). Absence of the normal posterior pituitary bright spot should prompt a search for an ectopic posterior pituitary that has failed to migrate from hypothalamus. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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