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Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Does the pituitary gland get damage from chronic marijuana use?

Does the pituitary gland get damage from chronic marijuana use?

In a way: Sexual hormone function, regulated by the pitiitary, is disrupted by marijuana. All drugs can disrupt the crh/acth/cortisol system. ...Read more

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Pituitary Gland (Definition)

The pituitary is the source of several hormonal stimulation pathways, such as acth to stimulate the adrenal gland, TSH for the thyroid, but the posterior aspect deals with fluid and ...Read more


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Live with Chronic pain. and Fybermialgia had a brain tumour size of golf ball. damaged pituitary gland. have not slept with out meds since never tired?

Live with Chronic pain. and Fybermialgia had a brain tumour size of golf ball. damaged pituitary gland. have not slept with out meds since never tired?

Sleep study: Have you previously undergone a polysomnogram, or sleep study, for your symptoms? See your PCP for a referral to a neurology or pulmonology sleep specialist. Take a daily log of your sleeping pattern (bedtime, awake time, daytime naps, etc) to the specialist. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/sleepdisorders.html ...Read more

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Dr. Samuel Freedman
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How dangerous is it to get surgery on your pituitary gland?

How dangerous is it to get surgery on your pituitary gland?

Pituitary surgery: It usually is not "dangerous" at all. Most neurosurgeons are able to perform this via intranasal route which limits adverse effects. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kelts
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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?

Yes, but get treated: Bunny, yes, you could still get pregnant, although it is much less likely. The majority of pituitary tumors secrete prolactin, which is a substance that causes lactation and inhibits (but does not prevent) fertility. This is why some people think you cannot get pregant while you are breastfeeding. While pregnancy is still possible, it is less likely. ...Read more

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Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
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Dr. Michael Ginsburg
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What can a MRI show on pituitary glands? My wife is going to get an MRI done to examine her pituitary gland. If there is something wrong with her hypothalamus instead, would the MRI also show that?

What can a MRI show on pituitary glands? My wife is going to get an MRI done to examine her pituitary gland.  If there is something wrong with her hypothalamus instead, would the MRI also show that?

Yes: Pituitary gland mris are used to discover tumors of the pituitary gland. These are usually benign. Parts of the brain including the hypothalamus are also seen. Since some pituitary tumors grow and expand into the brain, the nearby brain structures are always included in the study. Some centers include the MRI of brain with pituitary if its the first study. ...Read more

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

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

Only prolactinomas: 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. ...Read more

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Do Pituitary gland tumours grow bigger fast or does it take long time for it to get bigger my doctor made me wait 6 months nd am still waiting for mri?

Do Pituitary gland tumours grow bigger fast or does it take long time for it to get bigger my doctor made me wait 6 months nd am still waiting for mri?

Pituitary tumors: These tumors are generally slow growing and rarely are malignant. As such it is not uncommon to them to be observed without treatment for a period of time. Often, an MRI is done 3-6 months after the initial diagnosis, and then every 6-12 months thereafter. It is always appropriate to discuss concerns about observation with a doctor. ...Read more

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Marijuana (Definition)

Marijuana refers to the various preparations of the Cannabis plant into the psychoactive drug for recreational use ...Read more


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