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Doctor insights on: Can A Concussion Cause A Pituitary Adenoma

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Dr. Amir Faridi Dr. Faridi
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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Does pituitary adenoma causes irritaion and angryness? Does it leads to death?

Does pituitary adenoma causes irritaion and angryness? Does it leads to death?

Generally benign: These are ggenerally benign lesions; however can cause over- secredtion of certain brain chemicals, have your physician check, since it is possible that it can cause mood changes.

Dr. Devon Webster Dr. Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
18 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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Can pituitary adenoma cause forgetfulness?

Can pituitary adenoma cause forgetfulness?

No: Memory loss is not a symptom of a pituitary adenoma. Even if a pituitary adenoma was causing abnormal production of certain hormones from the pituitary gland, memory loss would not result.

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Dr. Adam Lewis Dr. Lewis
Neurosurgery
31 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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I just had pituitary adenoma removed. What would cause hot flushed face?

Pituitary adenoma: Pituitary adenomas a benign tumors that off compress the pituitary gland and cause imbalance of the hormones. After surgery the hormones can be further disrupted from manipulating the gland when removing the tumor. Alternatively, an infection could arise in the surgical operative site. It is important to see your surgeon to determine the cause of the hot flashes and flushing.

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Dr. Murthy Andavolu Dr. Andavolu
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
28 years in practice
Osmania University, Gandhi Medical College
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Can pituitary adenoma be caused by stress?

Can pituitary adenoma be caused by stress?

No: They are not caused by stress. They are benign tumors of unknown cause.

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Dr. Robert Jackson Dr. Jackson
Dermatology
39 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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Dr. Charles Harvey Dr. Harvey
Neurosurgery
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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I have intermittent dizziness that worsens considerably when I have a cold. I have a pituitary adenoma. Can that cause this dizziness and why is it worse when I have a cold?

Not the adenoma: The adenoma doesn't come and go, so symptoms that come and go are unlikely to be from that. It is more likely your inner ear. Consider seeing an ear nose and throat doctor if it is a recurrent problem.

Dr. Sivakumar Jaikumar Dr. Jaikumar
Neurosurgery
21 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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Dr. Julio Hajdenberg Dr. Hajdenberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
27 years in practice
University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine
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Could my pituitary adenoma be the cause of eye problem?

Could my pituitary adenoma be the cause of eye problem?

Maybe: It depends on the size of the adenoma and the type of eye problem. A neurologist, a good eye exam and an MRI of the pituitary gland could establish whether there is a relationship between the two. Have in mind that eye problems (of all kinds) are very common, so it is important to see what type of visual disturbance you are experiencing before jumping to conclusions.

Dr. James Goodrich Dr. Goodrich
Neurosurgery
37 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Can my pituitary adenoma be the cause of this strange eye problem?

Can my pituitary adenoma be the cause of this strange eye problem?

Pituitary adenoma: A pituitary adenoma can cause visual loss, loss of peripheral vision but they need to get fairly large in size to do that - you do not describe your "strange eye" problem so not sure if they are related.

Dr. Zachary Veres Dr. Veres
Family Medicine
14 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper Dr. Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
47 years in practice
University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
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Can a pituitary adenoma cause head and ear pain along with pressure in the sinuses?

Can a pituitary adenoma cause head and ear pain along with pressure in the sinuses?

Pressure: The symptoms are not likely to be related to pituitary adenoma but because of the head and ear pain you MUST see your doctor immediately. Please keep me posted.

Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum Dr. Buchsbaum
Radiation Oncology
27 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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I have severe hypogonadotropic hypogonadism with very low testosterone levels caused by pituitary adenoma (prolactin). Is fertility still a possibility or not?

I have severe hypogonadotropic hypogonadism with very low testosterone levels caused by pituitary adenoma (prolactin). Is fertility still a possibility or not?

Yes.: Medication, surgery, or even radiation. Medication sometimes fails and surgery can lead to other issues and even affect vision. Some of these tumors are not resectable fully with out causing issue (s). Once the lesion is controlled, the key is having the situation reviewed by your endocrinologist to see what needs to be done to allow normal fertility.

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Dr. William Dieck Dr. Dieck
Ophthalmology
34 years in practice
New York Medical College
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When you have scotoma develop in one eye only and the patient has a pituitary adenoma, takes plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) and has ischemic microvascular disease, can you tell which one most likely caused the scotoma?

When you have scotoma develop in one eye only and the patient has a pituitary adenoma, takes plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) and has ischemic microvascular disease, can you tell which one most likely caused the scotoma?

Depends on VF defect: Plaquinil and ischmic optic nerve disease may produce similar visual field defects, however, examination should be able to differentiate the two. Pituitary field defects are quite different. A differentiation should be able to be ascertained.

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Dr. Ed Kaplan Dr. Kaplan
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
35 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: pituitary adenoma?

What is the definition or description of: pituitary adenoma?

Benign growth: Benign growth on the pituitary gland. Like a cyst...

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Dr. Soren Singel Dr. Singel
Neurosurgery
25 years in practice
Free University of Berlin Faculty of Medicine
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Can pituitary adenoma kill you?

Yes: Hemorrhage or necrosis into the tumor can be fatal. This is usually an indirect effect from hormone deficiency. With hormone replacement fatality is rare.

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Dr. Jefferson Chen Dr. Chen
Neurosurgery
30 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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I was wondering what are the signs and symptoms of pituitary adenoma?

Secreting vs non: This would depend on if the tumor is secreting vs. Non-secreting. If secreting: prolactinoma-infertility and lactation, growth hormone-hypertension, diabetes, acromegaly, acth-excessive cortisol leading to hypertension, weight gain. If non-secreting tumor, there are usually problems from compression of local structures-vision: loss of peripheral vision; hormones: loss of sex hormones.

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss Dr. Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
24 years in practice
New York Medical College
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Pituitary adenoma in MRI so what is next?

Pituitary adenoma in MRI so what is next?

Endo and NS: An endocrinologist has to determine if the adenoma is functional. If a prolactinoma, even if large, medication is started before considering surgery. Other pituitary hormones have to be assessed as well. Cortisol and thyroid hormone deficiencies have to be replaced before surgery. Hydrocortisone is usually administered prophylactic ally if surgery is necessary. Size and symptoms important also.

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Dr. Soren Singel Dr. Singel
Neurosurgery
25 years in practice
Free University of Berlin Faculty of Medicine
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What is the treatment for pituitary adenoma?

What is the treatment for pituitary adenoma?

Depends: Small adenomas not producing any hormones may be watched. Hormone producing adenomas - depending what hormone may be treated with suppressive medication. Some need resection/surgery. Usually managed by neurosurgery, endocrinology as a team.

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Dr. Zahid Ahmad Dr. Ahmad
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
13 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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What is the cure for permanent headaches from pituitary adenoma?

Surgery: If the pituitary adenoma is actually the cause of the headache (which often occurs in gh-secreting tumors), then surgical removal (by an experienced neurosurgeon) would be reasonable.

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