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Can Pituitary Tumors Cause Cataracts
A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye, which should normally be clear. Cataracts are usually painless and develop slowly, causing a gradual worsening of vision. Cataracts will affect the vision of most individuals by the time they are at the age of 75, but risk factors speeding up their development include diabetes, too much exposure to UV light (sunlight), ...Read more
What could cause a pituitary tumor (less enhancing) to grow from .7mm to .9mm, largest dim, in 2 years, then shrink to .6mm w/i 5 years? If nonfunctional, would you continue to follow w/ mris?
It depends: It depends on the tumor type and if any medication was taken. You will need to follow with a neurosurgeon to keep an eye on the tumor. If it stays small and doesn't cause any symptoms (e.g. Visual field loss), your surgeon may decide to just follow it with serial mris. Don't forget, every surgical procedure carries risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What other than a pituitary tumor could cause a noticeable height increase in adults? I noticed a growth spurt around age 38 & then another at 41.
Doesn't actually...: Height growth due to increased growth hormone does not happen in adults because their growth plates in their long bones have fused. That means any perceived increase in height would not be related to any presumed or actual pituitary tumor in an adult over age 25 or so. ...Read more
Unknown.: There are malignant and non-malignant pituitary tumors, some that produce hormones, some that don't. Some cause problems because of their size and relationship to the optic chiasm and can cause visual problems and headaches. Causes of pituitary tumors are unknown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes : Hormonal imbalances can do just that. Talk to your endocrinologist. ...Read more
My bf has a pituitary tumor that has caused him to gain weight and have mood swings is this all from the. Tumor how do they treat it could he die?
Unlikely: Mood disorders and weight gain are common problems with or without pituitary disease. Pituitary tumors are rarely dangerous or deadly and are usually fairly easy to manage or even cure. His hormone levels need to be carefully monitored, and he needs good followup to monitor the growth of the tumor. His mood and overeating should be treated separately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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