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Can you get pregnant after having and treating a pituitary tumor?

Can you get pregnant after having and treating a pituitary tumor?

Yes: It all depends on the tumorand the treatment. Please see an endocrinologist /fertility expert for more details.

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Is it uncommon for a pregnant woman to get pituitary tumors?

Is it uncommon for a pregnant woman to get pituitary tumors?

Yes: Pituitary tumors often disrupt hormones and make it difficult to get pregnant. During pregnancy the pituitary gland can enhance on brain scan and look like a tumor. A minor tumor that already is present may get activated during pregnancy. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate.

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Can I get preganant if I have a pituitary tumor anf my breast is producing milk from it?

Can I get preganant if I have a pituitary tumor anf my breast is producing milk from it?

Maybe: You should discuss this with your endocrinologist/ob/gyne before getting pregnant. There are risks to consider, especially that higher estrogen levels during pregnancy may cause further growth of prolactinoma which may affect vision, etc.

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Can you get pregnant after having a pituitary tumor?

Can you get pregnant after having a pituitary tumor?

Pituitary tumor: Getting pregnant is determined by what damage or lack of damage the tumor has done to the gland. An endocrinologist can do the necessary workup to answer the question.

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Can you get pregnant if you have a pituitary tumor?

Can you get pregnant if you have a pituitary tumor?

Pituitary Tumor: Read this: http://voices. Yahoo. Com/managing-pituitary-tumor-during-pregnancy-6517670.Html. It is not clear whether you are pregnant, considering getting pregnant, or the specifics of your tumor. Regardless, your treating doctor can sort through your options.

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With a prolactin pituitary tumor, how does one get pregnant?

With a prolactin pituitary tumor, how does one get pregnant?

Endocrine evaluation: This can be a difficult situation if the abnormal hormone levels or the medications (bromocriptine) are interfering with the hormones which regulate menstrual cycles. You should see an endocrinologist or fertility specialist for a full evaluation. If the tumor is small, some advocate surgical removal to restore normal hormone levels and improve chances of achieving a successful pregnancy.

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Can someone with a prolactin pituitary tumor still get pregnant?

Can someone with a prolactin pituitary tumor still get pregnant?

Yes: Prolactin the hormone that allows breastfeeding. In excess, it inhibits ovulation. A small tumor in the pituitary gland at the base of the brain produces an excess of the hormone. Medication like Parlodel (bromocriptine) can bring the level of this hormone to normal and ovulation should resume. Consult an endocrinologist.

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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.

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Please advise if it's ok to drink alcohol and possibly get drunk if I have a pituitary tumor?

Please advise if it's ok to drink alcohol and possibly get drunk if I have a pituitary tumor?

Pituitary tumor: Alcohol and a brain tumor are never a good mix, especially if you are considering getting drunk - my suggestion would be a casual glass of wine or beer at most.

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212 IGF-1 (191);repeat 218; no SX acromegaly but recently diagnosed with cardiomyopathy; coincidental or should I get MRI to rule out pituitary tumor?

NO PITUITARY MRI!: Hi. Those IGF-1's would be normal for a 55 yo woman. Cardiomyopathy has a million and one causes, and acromegaly is WAY DOWN the list of likely causes. Pituitary is classic for "incidentalomas" - masses found incidentally, most of which have no bearing on disease. So you have NO biochemical evidence of acromegaly. Whatcha gonna do if a pituitary tumor IS found? Send a surgeon in??? I hope not!

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Can a pituitary tumor affect speech?

Should not affect.: Pituitary tumors, unless massive in size (affecting other areas of the brain), should not affect speech.

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Can a pituitary tumor alter your memory?

Can a pituitary tumor alter your memory?

Possibly.: Memory is a complex function of the brain that is dependent on many different areas. If a pituitary tumor is sufficiently large or spreads to other areas of the brain, then it is conceivable that memory would be affected. However, other symptoms, such as disruptions in hormone levels/functions and changes in vision, are far more likely.

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What damage can a pituitary tumor cause?

What damage can a pituitary tumor cause?

Many: It can do nothing and just sit there for the rest of your life, or it can overproduce or shut down pituitary hormone secretion/production. If it's big enough, it can cause visual problems (loss of peripheral vision).

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Does a pituitary tumor affect your memory?

Does a pituitary tumor affect your memory?

Uncommon but possibl: Uncommon but possible. Depends upon the size and location of the tumor.

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Does resetting the hypothalamus affect pituitary tumor?

Does resetting the hypothalamus affect pituitary tumor?

Depends on case: If you mean suppressing the gland, such as using bromocryptine for a pituitary adenoma, it can help control the symtpoms and prolactinomas can shrink. For other tumors, this may not be the case art all - for metastases to the pituitary or for craniopharyngioma, addressing hormone function generally does not affect the tumor's growth, although hormone symptoms can be relieved quite a bit.

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Are pituitary tumors deadly?

Are pituitary tumors deadly?

Usually not: Pituitary tumors are almost always benign, and most are amenable to surgical excision. Residual tumor is often treated with radiation therapy. Growth of some tumors may be stopped with oral medication. Regardless, some tumors tend to grow, albeit very slowly in general. Revision surgery is sometimes required, and one key to treatment is good surveillance for further growth with periodic mris.

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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!

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Can you donate blood with a pituitary tumor?

Can you donate blood with a pituitary tumor?

Probably: Depending upon your symptoms and your hormone evaluation it may be very safe for you to donate blood. You can discuss this further with your primary doctor or your endocrinologist or your neurosurgeon.

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Can a pituitary tumor affect a person's period?

Yes: Some of the pituitary hormones control the menstrual cycle and can be inhibited by prolactin from a pituitary tumor. With treatment, the menstrual cycles usually return with this type of problem. Also, with a large tumor, if part or all of the pituitary is injured, menstrual cycles may not return. Large tumors can cause serious problems and almost always need treatment.

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