does the pituitary gland get damage from chronic marijuana use

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Dr. Stuart Wasser answered:

Does the pituitary gland get damage from chronic marijuana use?

In a way

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Sexual hormone function, regulated by the pitiitary, is disrupted by marijuana. All drugs can disrupt the CRH/ACTH/cortisol system
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How dangerous is it to get surgery on your pituitary gland?

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It usually is not "dangerous" at all. Most neurosurgeons are able to perform this via intranasal route which limits adverse effects.
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Dr. James W. Chu answered:

Can you get rid of a cyst on the pituitary gland with medicine?

Only prolactinomas

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A cystic lump seen in the pituitary region on a MRI scan may represent one of several different types of growths: a cystic pituitary adenoma, craniopharyngioma, Rathke cleft cyst, or others that are less common. Of these different types of pituitary growths, only a specific type of pituitary adenoma that makes prolactin (i.e. prolactinoma) responds to medication. The others need surgical therapy.
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Can a male get a female pregnant with a tumor on his pituitary gland?

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Yes he should be able to
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

Can you tell me how could I use pituitary gland in a sentence dealing with a infant?

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A difficult breach birth damaged the pituitary gland's stalk, leading to the child failing to grow normally.
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Dr. Liuska Pesce answered:

Why does excess ADH get released from the pituitary gland in the hypothalamus when you have lung cancer?

Not from pituitary

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Some lung cancers can make ADH, and the inadequate amount of the hormone comes from the lung cancer cells, not from the pituitary gland
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Dr. Walter Husar answered:

My pituitary gland is bulky can it cause nasal congestion? What other symptoms should i be worried about? I get headaches alot too

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The gland is not in close proximity to the nasopharyngeal region to cause congestion. Symptoms of pituitary dysfunction due to size can be visual problems and headaches as well as possible endocrine problems, if you have concerns, take it over with your doctor.
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Dr. David Sneid answered:

I have been trying to gwt pregnant for three years with no luck and found out i have a mask on my pituitary gland. can i still get pregnant?

Do you mean "mass"?

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If you mean a mass on your pituitary, it may be a benign adenoma secreting a hormone called prolactin which can cause weight gain, irregular periods and infertility. Treatment with medication is most common, surgery rarely needed anymore. Rx can return things to normal and restore fertility. You need an endocrinologist, neurosurgeon and eye dr appts.
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My FSH levels are nearly 0 since I dont have a pituitary gland. Do I need to be on birth control so I dont get pregnant? Or am I good without it?

Not ovulating

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Without a pituitary your body cannot ovulate. So you will not need contraception for that reason. Hopefully you see an endocrinologist or other doctor who manages the hormone deficiencies your body has due to the lack of pituitary. Without estrogen you won't ovulate but you also are at risk of bone loss (osteoporosis) and heart disease. Sometimes birth control is used for this. See your doctor.
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I am w/o a pituitary gland. I am on replacement medications. Like estradiol and progesterone. I found out I have very low FSH. Can I get pregnant?

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Since FSH and LH are pituitary hormones if you really have no pituitary function (pan-hypopituitarism) it is not surprising your FSH would be near zero. As long as your ovaries and reproductive tract are normal (probably they are) it is very possible to get pregnant with drugs that contain FSH and LH, we do it all the time. Good luck.
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