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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
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