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Can a child survive without a pituitary gland?

Can a child survive without a pituitary gland?

Yes: We care for many patients who have panhypopituitarism. It becomes complicated, but essentially, there are medication available to replace the vital hormones no longer manufactured by an absent pituitary. ...Read more

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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


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My daughter had a pituitary gland disorder as a child which resulted in a precocious puberty ... She stopped her zoladex injections at twelve and she is now 21 ... For the past 6 years she has suffered form acute anxiety and panic lasting for days there h

My daughter had a pituitary gland disorder as a child which resulted in a precocious puberty ... She stopped her zoladex injections at twelve and she is now 21 ... For the past 6 years she has suffered form acute anxiety and panic lasting for days there h

Anxiety DO: There is no reason the precocious puberty and zoladex (goserelin) treatment are directly related to anxiety, at least as a pharmacologic (drug) effect. It's possible that her experience and worries from that time are affecting her, it also may be unrelated. Evaluate with a counsellor or a good primary doctor for panic/anxiety do, and best of luck. ...Read more

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Can i survive w/o a pituitary gland when tumor was removed was told pituitary also non-residual...Now having major issues following surgery

You : You can live well without a pituitary gland. But you will need close monitoring for metabolic problems. You will need very close supervision both from your personal physician and from an excellent endocrinologist. Various hormones will need to be taken and adjusted from time to time. It will be hard, but doable. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My cousin (12 y/o) was born without a pituitary gland what is that called?

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

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When a baby is born without a pituitary gland, what is that called?

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

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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?

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?

Ovulation: is the key. If you are ovulating and had sex in any of the 5 days or all the 5 days leading to ovulation you get pregnant. If the medication you are taking make you ovulate then you can get pregnant regardless of not having pituatary. ...Read more

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Who treats pituitary gland condition?

Endocrinologist: Depending on the patient's age, such a patient would be cared for by either a pediatric or adult endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What does a small pituitary gland mean?

What does a small pituitary gland mean?

probably nothing: Size doesn't matter. What matters is the function of the gland. Who told you it was "small"? Presumably a ct or MRI for some other reason? Check with your doctor about this. ...Read more