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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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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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


Dr. Kalyani Perumal
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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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Dr. Philip Kern
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What to do if I have problems with an enlarged pituitary gland?

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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Dr. Samuel Freedman
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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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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
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Dr. David Sneid
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Can your pituitary gland be enlarged on its own or is it always caused by some sort of tumor?

Can your pituitary gland be enlarged on its own or is it always caused by some sort of tumor?

Pituitary: Can also enlarge on it's own -- the most common situation is pregnancy. Any other enlargement of the pituitary should be fully evaluated. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Myron Arlen
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Can you tell me how tall can you be without any health risks or problems like the tumor in the pituitary gland. what effects height?

Can you tell me how tall can you be without any health risks or problems like the tumor in the pituitary gland. what effects height?

Six foot seven: Over the milenia the height of the population is increasing. This growth pattern is defined by Growth Hormone produced by the pituitary gland. During previous wars, the taller persons were usually involved in fighting and the smaller men left at home. Now many men are reaching above 6.5 feet without any signs of functional compromise. We can anticipate eventual heights reaching 7 feet. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Chevlen
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How tall can you be without suffering any health risks or problems like the tumor in the pituitary gland. What affects height?

No definite number: A person who develops a pituitary tumor after adolescent growth has stopped (around age 18 usually) will not grow taller, but will develop a change in the shape of his face, diabetes, visual trouble, etc. (This is called acromegaly.) If such a tumor occurs before growth has stopped, gigantism can result. A 34 year old person, simply unusually tall and not symptomatic, not likely have tumor. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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Dr. Liuska Pesce
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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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Concussion (Definition)

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


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