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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. Lonnie Smith
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Mood (Definition)

Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood is "happy, " and you appear to be so, we would say that your affect is congruent. If, however, you actually look really angry, we would say your mood is "happy" and ...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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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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Could a pituitary tumor cause delayed cortisol response on acth stim test?

Could a pituitary tumor cause delayed cortisol response on acth stim test?

Definitely: If the tumor has destroyed the pituitary's ability to respond appropriately to hypothalamic cortisol releasing hormone, it can even lead to secondary adrenocortical insufficiency. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Does pituitary tumors cause throbbing on the right side naer the top of the head?

Possibly but unlikel: One can have headaches related to a large pituitary tumor, typically felt between the eyes. Small pituitary tumors (microadenomas) do not usually cause headaches. ...Read more

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I have a pituitary tumor and i wanted does it cause neck and shoulder pain and loss of weight.

I have a pituitary tumor and i wanted does it cause neck and shoulder pain and loss of weight.

Depends on tumor: A lot depends on the size location and function of the tumor. A pituitary tumor may cause headaches, visual disturbances, and if it secretes a hormone, it can cause syndromes related to that. Neck/shoulder pain and weight loss are not common for a pit tumor, unless the tumor actually came from somewhere else, or is caused by some other illness. Get this checked out with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What other causes other than excessive growth hormone or poss pituitary tumor can cause adult's height to grow again yrs after puberty should've ended?

What other causes other than excessive growth hormone or poss pituitary tumor can cause adult's height to grow again yrs after puberty should've ended?

Normal: situation.. That's why they call them growth spurts. It has to do with genetics. You will stop getting taller when the growth plates (epiphysis) near the ends of the long bones close. This can occur in early childhood as in the case of "little people" or much later into early adulthood. ...Read more

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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). ...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

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


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Emotional Instability (Definition)

Emotional instability is a clinical finding in which a person's mood either varies significantly over time between various emotions or a person frequently experiences a strong emotion like ...Read more