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Doctor insights on: Difference Between A Pituitary Dwarf And A Thyroid Dwarf

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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I have hashimoto thyroidism, pituitary tumor, seizures, lesion on my brain and had multiple concussions. My calves are hurting bad what could this be?

I have hashimoto thyroidism, pituitary tumor, seizures, lesion on my brain and had multiple concussions. My calves are hurting bad what could this be?

Wow- a lot!: This can either be as simple as muscular if you have had any changes in excercise or even trauma (fall, seizure). Or it can be neurological, neuropathic pain due to your comorbidities or even the brain lesion. Or vascular such as a DVT or blood clot in your veins. I would recommend that you get evaluated at your earliest convenience. ...Read more

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Difference between hypothyroidism from thyroid and hypothyroidism caused by insufficient pituitary. what lab tests can help differentiate?

Difference between hypothyroidism from thyroid and hypothyroidism caused by insufficient pituitary. what lab tests can help differentiate?

TSH level: If thyroid is underactive, TSH will be elevated. If TSH is low but thyroid hormones are low, suspect pituitary issue. Other pituitary hormones will be hypoactive as well, for example Gonadotropins (FSH, LH) and ACTH. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What's the difference between being an actual dwarf and being the height of a dwarf?

What's the difference between being an actual dwarf and being the height of a dwarf?

Different kinds: Being the size of a dwarf and being a dwarf are the same. There are many different causes of dwarfism, some of which are structural genetic bone/connective abnormalities, some are the result of hormone deficiencies and can be treated. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a dwarf and a midget?

What's the difference between a dwarf and a midget?

See below: Dwarf is a general term of short stature below 4 1/2 ft (135 cm). Those who have normal body proportions are often called midgets. ...Read more

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Nodules haven been found on my thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, and liver(fatty infiltrations?. I have hypothy. 2nd addison's. What could this be?

Nodules haven been found on my thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, and liver(fatty infiltrations?. I have hypothy. 2nd addison's. What could this be?

Not sure: Secondary adrenal insufficiency and hypothyroidism from a pituitary tumor + parathyroid tumor could result from men 1. Parathyroid ultrasound imaging is very difficult and needs specially trained radiologists to interpret. Thyroid tumors don't go with that, though. At the very least you need an endocrinologist. Calcium, phos, pth? ...Read more

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What thyroid levels are reflective of pituitary tumor?

What thyroid levels are reflective of pituitary tumor?

Pituitary Tumor: The diagnosis of a pituitary tumor is more complex than thyroid levels. I encourage you to talk to a person specializing in endocrine function. To answer the question: thyroid levels can be high with a tumor secreting thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh), normal with a smaller (~1-3cm) nontsh secreting tumor, or usually low with a larger (>2.5cm) nontsh secreting tumor. ...Read more

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What happens if pituitary gland and thyroid stop working?

Pituitary: Provided that the pituitary is not enlarged, a non-functioning pituitary can be overcome by being prescribed the right medicines such as thyroid hormone. Your doctor will help you find out what, if any, hormones are missing. ...Read more

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Can diet pills cause disorders in the thyroid or pituitary glands?

Can diet pills cause disorders in the thyroid or pituitary glands?

Not likely: It may depend on what "diet pills" you are talking about, but most over the counter pills will not affect your thyroid or pituitary gland. ...Read more

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Had TRH (thyrotropin) stim test to evaluate pituitary/thyroid func.TSH base=3.27 TSH @ 0, 30, 60 min, respectively 1.48, 1.34, 1.10, opposite of norm?

Had TRH (thyrotropin) stim test to evaluate pituitary/thyroid func.TSH base=3.27 TSH @ 0, 30, 60 min, respectively 1.48, 1.34, 1.10, opposite of norm?

TRH Stim Test: You are right. TSH should have elevated from TRF infusion. The flat response indicates pituitary hypofunction. This can be due to adenoma, pituitary "infarction" with pregnancy delivery associated blood loss and hypotension, or surgical removal. (You would be aware of that for sure...). So, MRI is essential. And some other hormone testing, such as ACTH and cortisol, prolactin, etc ...Read more

Dr. Benjamin Nwosu
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Short Stature (Definition)

Defined as having a height below the 5th percentile for ...Read more