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

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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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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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 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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Does a head MRI both with and without contrast show if there is a problem or tumor in the pituitary gland?

Does a head MRI both with and without contrast show if there is a problem or tumor in the pituitary gland?

Pituitary gland: Hi, yes, MRI is a very good imagining modality to evaluate posterior brain, but But MRI might not detect microadenomas that are smaller than 3 mm (about 1/8 inch) across, follow up imaging if there is any doubt could be helpful. ...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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