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Can A Concussion Cause Problems In The Pituitary Gland
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Yes: Only the portion of the gland experiencing dysfunciton is affected. ...Read more
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
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
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
Does a head MRI both with and without contrast show if there is a problem or tumor in the pituitary gland?
Will continuous exposure to cold weather to the head region cause pituitary gland malfunction after some years?
How do you test the function of a pituitary gland? Can a flattening one cause my weight gain and chronic headaches?
Nausea and chills out of no where? I just recently found out that I have a tumor in my pituitary gland that is non cancerous. Could this be the cause?
Mildly enlarged convex pituitary gland. being referred to endocrinologist. what could cause this. elevated prolactin, low estrogen. no discrete tumor.
Pit enlarged: Many causes and good discussion can be found at uptodate.com May even be normal. ...Read more
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