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Can being post concussion effect HCG levels if pituitary gland slowed down after injury from a year ago. I feel 100% pregnant with negative test.

Can being post concussion effect HCG levels if pituitary gland slowed down after injury from a year ago. I feel 100% pregnant with negative test.

Potentially: Potentially, I would not hesitate to be seen for a good medical checkup and possible referral to an endocrinologist if there is any question about your hormone levels. ...Read more

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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Is it possible that a high white cell count be caused by c.O.P.D, a pituitary gland tumour, or female problems?

Is it possible that a high white cell count be caused by c.O.P.D, a pituitary gland tumour, or female problems?

How high?: A small elevation in the total white count may be perfectly healthy -- reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside at either end. It's more important to know what the white cells look like, and whether any are abnormal. As a pathologist / lab specialist, i'm always telling folks, "look at the person, not the labs.". ...Read more

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Can someone wth a low thyroid have problem wth there pituitary gland and can it be deadly and cause extreme thirst low output and seizures answr asap?

Can someone wth a low thyroid have problem wth there pituitary gland and can it be deadly and cause extreme thirst low output and seizures answr asap?

pituitary , thyroid: Thyroid gland is controlled by hormone from the pituitary gland. Abnormalities in pituitary gand cause multiple hormonal problems that may be life threatening. Seizures are ominous, as it may be due to severe eletrolytes problems or serious issues like tumour in the pituitary. You must seek immedate medical attention if you have seizures. ...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 can cause the pituitary gland to show up bright white on MRI with out contrast?

What can cause the pituitary gland to show up bright white on MRI with out 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

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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 can cause pituitary gland thickening?

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 to do if I have problems with an enlarged pituitary gland?

Enlarged pituitary: You should see an endocrinologist to determine what is meant by "enlarged pituitary". Is it secreting hormones properly? Is there a tumor/adenoma? There are normal physiologic reasons why it can be "big". An incidental finding on CT or MRI may not be meaningful. ...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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Concussion (Definition)

Concussion is an injury to the brain usually caused by trauma. Symptoms include loss of consciousness, altered ...Read more