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Can Pituitary Adenoma Be Caused By Stress
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
Pituitary adenoma: Pituitary adenomas a benign tumors that off compress the pituitary gland and cause imbalance of the hormones. After surgery the hormones can be further disrupted from manipulating the gland when removing the tumor. Alternatively, an infection could arise in the surgical operative site. It is important to see your surgeon to determine the cause of the hot flashes and flushing. ...Read more
Pituitary adenoma caused cushing's disease, removed 3/12. Prior: 224 lbs, 5'2", current: 150 lbs. Goal: 115 lbs. I work out. Surgery for excess skin?
I have intermittent dizziness that worsens considerably when I have a cold. I have a pituitary adenoma. Can that cause this dizziness and why is it worse when I have a cold?
Maybe: It depends on the size of the adenoma and the type of eye problem. A neurologist, a good eye exam and an MRI of the pituitary gland could establish whether there is a relationship between the two. Have in mind that eye problems (of all kinds) are very common, so it is important to see what type of visual disturbance you are experiencing before jumping to conclusions. ...Read more
Medications: There are some medicationss that can interfere with the hormonal axis. ...Read more
I was found to have a pituitary adenoma after looking for cause of seizure in Dec. Are these common? Treatment? Mine is 7x9x9m. Have headaches.
Pituitary adenoma: They aren't that common. Make sure to treat this. ...Read more
Pressure: The symptoms are not likely to be related to pituitary adenoma but because of the head and ear pain you MUST see your doctor immediately. Please keep me posted. ...Read more
I have severe hypogonadotropic hypogonadism with very low testosterone levels caused by pituitary adenoma (prolactin). Is fertility still a possibility or not?
Medication, surgery, or even radiation. Medication sometimes fails and surgery can lead to other issues and even affect vision. Some of these tumors are not resectable fully with out causing issue (s).
Once the lesion is controlled, the key is having the situation reviewed by your endocrinologist to see what needs to be done to allow normal fertility. ...Read more
When you have scotoma develop in one eye only and the patient has a pituitary adenoma, takes plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) and has ischemic microvascular disease, can you tell which one most likely caused the scotoma?
Benign growth: Benign growth on the pituitary gland. Like a cyst... ...Read more
Possibility: Yes and No. Depend on size, activity, age of patient and many other factors. Direct this question to your doctor, please. ...Read more
How was it diagnosed and what treatment if any has been done?
Are your headaches worse on one side or the other or are the headaches all around your head.? If so, massage at the back of your neck may go a long way to relieving the headaches. You don't need to see a specialist for this - a husband, a child, or a friend can help you. ...Read more
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