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Doctor insights on: Can Pituitary Adenoma Be Caused By Stress

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

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


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Does pituitary adenoma causes irritaion and angryness?Does it leads to death?

Does pituitary adenoma causes irritaion and angryness?Does it leads to death?

Generally benign: These are ggenerally benign lesions; however can cause over- secredtion of certain brain chemicals, have your physician check, since it is possible that it can cause mood changes. ...Read more

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Can pituitary adenoma cause forgetfulness?

Can pituitary adenoma cause forgetfulness?

No: Memory loss is not a symptom of a pituitary adenoma. Even if a pituitary adenoma was causing abnormal production of certain hormones from the pituitary gland, memory loss would not result. ...Read more

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I just had pituitary adenoma removed. What would cause hot flushed face?

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

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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?

Not the adenoma: The adenoma doesn't come and go, so symptoms that come and go are unlikely to be from that. It is more likely your inner ear. Consider seeing an ear nose and throat doctor if it is a recurrent problem. ...Read more

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Could my pituitary adenoma be the cause of eye problem?

Could my pituitary adenoma be the cause of eye problem?

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

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Can my pituitary adenoma be the cause of this strange eye problem?

Can my pituitary adenoma be the cause of this strange eye problem?

Pituitary adenoma: A pituitary adenoma can cause visual loss, loss of peripheral vision but they need to get fairly large in size to do that - you do not describe your "strange eye" problem so not sure if they are related. ...Read more

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Can a pituitary adenoma cause head and ear pain along with pressure in the sinuses?

Can a pituitary adenoma cause head and ear pain along with pressure in the sinuses?

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

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I have severe hypogonadotropic hypogonadism with very low testosterone levels caused by pituitary adenoma (prolactin). Is fertility still a possibility or not?

I have severe hypogonadotropic hypogonadism with very low testosterone levels caused by pituitary adenoma (prolactin). Is fertility still a possibility or not?

Yes.: 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

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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?

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?

Depends on VF defect: Plaquinil and ischmic optic nerve disease may produce similar visual field defects, however, examination should be able to differentiate the two. Pituitary field defects are quite different. A differentiation should be able to be ascertained. ...Read more

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Can pituitary adenoma kill you?

Yes: Hemorrhage or necrosis into the tumor can be fatal. This is usually an indirect effect from hormone deficiency. With hormone replacement fatality is rare. ...Read more

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Does pituitary adenoma affect the patient mentally?

Possibility : Yes and No. Depend on size, activity, age of patient and many other factors. Direct this question to your doctor, please. ...Read more

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Is it true that a pituitary adenoma is an actual tumor?

Adenoma: The word "tumor" means "a lump". A "tumor" is not necessarily a cancer (which is a tumor that spreads). A pituitary adenoma is a tumor, but it is almost never a cancer. ...Read more

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What to do about permanent headaches from pituitary adenoma?

Pituitary adenoma: You must discuss this with both your Endocrinologist and a Neurosurgeon. If the adenoma is present and causing your headache surgery may be needed. If the adenoma is not the cause of the headache a Neurologist or Psychiatrist should be helpful. ...Read more

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What can I do about permanent headaches from pituitary adenoma?

Pituitary adenoma: 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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