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Can pituitary tumors cause cataracts?

Can pituitary tumors cause cataracts?

Cataract: There is no clear association between pituitary tumor and cataract formation. A pituitary tumor may affect several hormone levels, which may in turn have adverse effects on different areas of the body. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

A cataract is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). The condition can worsen by long-term topical steroid ...Read more


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What causes a pituitary tumor that produces excess amounts of growth hormone?

What causes a pituitary tumor that produces excess amounts of growth hormone?

Dumb luck: There are rare genetic syndromes, but most strike at random. It is nothing you or anybody else did. If you're a youngster or teen, it'll make you taller and make your face "unconventional" -- your choice; if you've reached your full growth, you owe it to yourself to have it managed by whatever means is best -- seek a couple of opinions. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have an 8mm pituitary tumor. Could it be the cause of problems with balance or vertigo ?

I have an 8mm pituitary tumor. Could it be the cause of problems with balance or vertigo ?

Pituitary: Yes it could be a cause of concern but it would not surprise if the balance or vertigo is unrelated to the pituitary tumor. Hope all goes well - please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Would a pituitary tumor cause hormonal harm to a woman's body where she ends up needing a hysterectomy?

Would a pituitary tumor cause hormonal harm to a woman's body where she ends up needing a hysterectomy?

No, and yes: Pituitary tumors ordinarily won't interfere with a hysterectomy, unless dangerously large and need to be addressed first. So no, it won't cause harm with reference to the hysterectomy. However pituitary tumors can cause significant problems with vision, headaches, abnormal hormone levels, etc. This is a serious but separate problem. Seek consults from neurosurgery and endocrinology. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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If you had an intradural, extramedullary tumor at L4 of uncertain type and a pituitary tumor that has caused years of diagnostic confusion and multiple conflicting opinions, would you get biopsies?

If you had an intradural, extramedullary tumor at L4 of uncertain type and a pituitary tumor that has caused years of diagnostic confusion and multiple conflicting opinions, would you get biopsies?

Yes I would: Getting a biopsy done on this spinal tumor(or aim for complete excision, is possible) could help define the nature/type of this tumor and hence may also help in providing a reliable medical therapy in the future. ...Read more

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Can a pituitary tumor cause thyroiditis?

Can a pituitary tumor cause thyroiditis?

No: Hi. No, a pituitary tumor can't cause thyroiditis. Pituitary tumors can cause hypothyroidism & hyperthyroidism (by different mechanisms), but can't cause thyroiditis. If both are coexistent, they're independent. All the best! ...Read more

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Can you tell me about headaches caused by a pituitary tumor?

Can you tell me about headaches caused by a pituitary tumor?

Pituitary tumor: Headaches are a common symptom in pituitary tumor, thought to be due to the pressure of the tumor on the surrounding tissues. ...Read more

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Do pituitary tumors cause mood swings?

Do pituitary tumors cause mood swings?

They can: Pituitary tumors can produce active hormones. Some of the hormones, including acth and tsh, may cause mood swings. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chastain
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Pituitary Disorders (Definition)

Pituitary disorders are a group of conditions that affect the pituitary gland, which is responsible for making many important hormones that tell other glands in the body to produce hormones such as thyroid hormone, growth ...Read more