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Born Without A Pituitary Gland
Varies with defect: Isolated absence of the pituitary gland is called pituitary aplasia. It often occurs in combination with other physical and organ defects. ...Read more
Pituitary aplasia: The term is pituitary aplasia and is very rare. Only a few cases have been reported and they all die shortly after birth. You cannot live without a pituitary gland. If your cousin is 12 years old, it is not a case of aplasia. It is probably a "empty sella syndrome". ...Read more
I am without a pituitary gland so I take meds to get a period, my FSH is LOW. My boyfriend came inside me. Is it true that I can't get pregnant?
Hormone replacement: Yes, but you will need to be on hormone replacement. The two most critical hormones are cortisol (adrenal) and thyroid. Testosterone or estrogen may need replacement. If the posterior pituitary is removed, DDAVP (desmopressin) will need to be given to regulate water balance. Discuss with an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Pituitary "enlarged": You need a ct or MRI to see the pituitary. The pituitary normally enlarges during pregnancy and puberty. Hypothyroidism (high tsh) can make it enlarged. Bad stuff: tumors in the pituitary can develop, and they sometime secrete excess hormones, giving rise to many different disorders. Aneurisms, cysts, other things can happen, but all these are readily seen on mri. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tumors or: Aneurysms enlarge and cause direct pressure - cranioharyngioma for one. Histiocytosis x is an oddity that can cause diabetis insipidus. The "master gland" regulates many endocrine functions leading to over or underproductions. ...Read more
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