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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. ...Read more

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Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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Could a pituitary tumor affect your memory?

Could a pituitary tumor affect your memory?

Possibly: It's usually not the first symptom, but if the tumor becomes large it may press on parts of the brain and cause problems with memory. Other symptoms caused by the size of the tumor include headache, dizziness, numbness, and vision changes. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can a pituitary tumor affect speech?

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. ...Read more

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How might a brain tumor affect homeostasis?

How might a brain tumor affect homeostasis?

Edema: Tumors can effect the normal fluid flows between cells and tissues and cause vasogenic edema- fluid accumulation in extracullular spaces and altered homeostasis. ...Read more

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What does Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) do for pituitary gland tumors? Can it negatively affect a benign pituitary gland tumor?

What does Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) do for pituitary gland tumors? Can it negatively affect a benign pituitary gland tumor?

Not much: The mechanism of action working on Dopamine and part of a treatment for adhd, does not really affect pituitary gland function. Therefore, for the most part, this should not have any effect on a pituitary neoplasm. ...Read more

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Does a tumor in your pituritary gland affect your chances of conceiving?

Does a tumor in your pituritary gland affect your chances of conceiving?

It Can: Yes that is possible. If it makes higher amounts of hormones that can affect ovulation. Also if it is larger it can affect Dopamine and interfere with other hormone signalling. Most do not have any major effect. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How does a Tumor affect your leg?

How does a Tumor affect your leg?

Depends: It depends on wha kind of tumor you are talking about. If you are talking about primary tumors of the leg bones, they usually cause pain, lump and limping that worsen with time. ...Read more

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Does having a pituitary tumor shorten your lifespan?

Does having a pituitary tumor shorten your lifespan?

Pituitary tumor: It really depends on the type of tumor, its surgical removal or treatment by therapy. Some of these tumors are benign and with treatment can lead to a normal lifespan - it is all based on the tumor type and the available treatment. ...Read more

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Does pituitary adenoma affect the patient mentally?

Does pituitary adenoma affect the patient mentally?

Possibility : Yes and No. Depend on size, activity, age of patient and many other factors. Direct this question to your doctor, please. ...Read more

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How long does a benign brain tumor in the temporal lobe take to start having an effect on brain activity?

How long does a benign brain tumor in the temporal lobe take to start having an effect on brain activity?

Depends: Brain dysfunction will be determined by the amount of pressure placed on the area. This will depend upon the growth rate of the underlying brain tumor. The only way to know this is to obtain serial imaging studies and measure the lesion over time. ...Read more

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Could a brain tumor affect your nervous system?

Could a brain tumor affect your nervous system?

Yes: The particular effects would depend on the type of tumor, the size and the location. ...Read more

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How does having brain cancer affect the brain function?

How does having brain cancer affect the brain function?

Location: This is entirely dependent on the location of the tumor. There will be certain dysfunction by the affected area of the brain where the tumor is. It also is dependent on the side of the brain where the tumor is. ...Read more

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Does getting a lung tumor removed affect mood?

Does getting a lung tumor removed affect mood?

It can: It is not uncommon for patients to feel a little down after lung surgery. It is important to eat, even if you have no appetite, and stay active. Staying active includes walking, deep breathing, and not spending a lot of time sitting or lying in bed. ...Read more

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Does glutamine pouder affect my pituitary gland tumore or prolactine level or dopamine medicine?

Does glutamine pouder affect my pituitary gland tumore or prolactine level or dopamine medicine?

Do not think so: Eating glutamine powder would probably not affect your prolactin level, but it may affect absorption of your dopamine medication if you take it at the same time. If you use the powder, do not take it at the same time as the dopamine medicine, wait 30 minutes at least. ...Read more

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Could chemotherapy affect your brain?

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Could chemotherapy affect your brain?

Yes, : Central neurotoxicity (brain) can occur with chemotherapy through mechanisms of less well defined. It is dose-related and has accumulated effect. The symptoms could range from minor cognitive deficits (chemobrain) to encephalopathy with progressive dementia. ...Read more

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What effect does a brain tumor have on a someone?

Severe: First, those close to the person notice personality change. Untreated, nausea, vomiting, headache, and/or seizures supervene, and if the tumor cannot be effectively treated, death results. Thankfully, many brain tumors are very manageable nowadays. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does arachnoiditus affect your brain function?

Does arachnoiditus affect your brain function?

Possibly: Yes, it certainly can. Arachnoiditis is an inflammation of one of the layers that surrounds the brain. This can be due to chemicals, infections, injuries, etc. Any time there is an abnormal process occurring in the brain, it can affect the brain's functioning. ...Read more

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Memory (Definition)

Memory is the ability to recall information ...Read more