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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 somebody tell me how can a pituitary tumor affect milk production?

Can somebody tell me how can a pituitary tumor affect milk production?

Prolactin: Hi. The most common hormone-producing tumor is the prolactinoma, which secretes prolactin. This causes cessation of menstrual periods an production of breast milk when you're not nursing a baby. It's common & almost always easy to treat without surgery. Talk with your gynecologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can a pituitary tumor affect a person's period?

A pituitary: Tumor producing prolactin can cause galactorhea (breast milk) and amenorrhea (no period). Als0, the pituitary ovarian axis relies on fsh for estrogen surge, then withdrawal with release of lh. ...Read more

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Can a pituitary tumor reoccur?

Can a pituitary tumor reoccur?

Yes: It can recur within a few years. That is why it needs to be followed every year with a MRI after surgery. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a pituitary tumor?

It can be dangerous!: If you have a pituitary tumor you need to make sure you follow up with your physician as directed. Unmonitored and untreated, it can cause a lot of problems. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose a pituitary tumor?

How do you diagnose a pituitary tumor?

MRI: An MRI of the brain is the best way to see and diagnose a pituitary tumor. Most pituitary tumors are benign (not cancerous). ...Read more

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Memory (Definition)

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