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What symptoms suggest pituitary disorders?

What symptoms suggest pituitary disorders?

3 catagories: Three types of symptoms can herald a pituitary tumor. Headache is common. Hormone problems are the second, including menstrual irregularities, loss of sex drive, intolerance to heat or cold, or changes in body shape. Vision problems are the third, as the pituitary is right next to the optic nerves. ...Read more

Dr. Rodolfo Saca
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Growth Chart (Definition)

A growth chart is used by pediatricians to follow a child's growth over time. Growth charts have been constructed by observing the growth of large numbers of normal children over time. The height, weight, and head circumference of a child can be compared to the expected parameters of children of the same age and sex to determine whether the ...Read more


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Please let me know if there is such a thing as congenital pituitary disorders and what causes them?

Yes: There are congenital pituitary disorders, although rare. You can have situations where the entire pituitary is not working, or just certain hormones, say, just the thyroid stimulating hormone or growth hormone. We usually don't know what actually happens to cause these things. Many things have to happen just perfectly while a baby developing, and steps can go wrong anywhere along the way. ...Read more

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How can we detect pituitary disorders by their signs and symptoms?

First suspect: Hormone imbalance can be a clue. Visual field defects can suggest a problem. Specific hormone activation can be done to look for expected normal reaction. Once a defect is suspected, then a detailed and directed MRI study can be done. Often very directed studies need to be done to confirm a defect of the pituitary is present. Surgery to the pituitary should be done only when studies confirm. ...Read more

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Why are mental healthy symptoms connected with pituitary disorders?

Why are mental healthy symptoms connected with pituitary disorders?

Hormone imbalance: The pituitary controls most of the hormones of the body. When the hormones are out of balance then there can be changes in mood and behavior. The levels of hormones can be carefully monitored and adjusted. If the mood problems continue to be severe, then a more basic mood disorder must be considered. A thorough evaluation by your physician would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Can U please tell me what if any rare genetic or pituitary conditions can cause couple inch growth spurt @ 39 w/ NO other symptoms or physical changes?

Can U please tell me what if any rare genetic or pituitary conditions can cause couple inch growth spurt @ 39 w/ NO other symptoms or physical changes?

None: There are no genetic or pituitary conditions than can cause height growth at age 39, or at any age after the normal human height-growth years have completed. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a pituitary disorder?

How do I know if I have a pituitary disorder?

Complex gland: Hi. The pituitary is a complex gland, and often requires complex & provocative testing to assess. Some things are easier, like high prolactin, but some are tough. You're best to ask your doctor if you need a referral to an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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In what way can pituitary disorder make you taller?

In what way can pituitary disorder make you taller?

Acromegaly: Pituitary tumors that secrete growth hormone (gh) abnormally can cause giantism. This will be evident in enlarged skeletal features. ...Read more

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How is it possible that pituitary disorder make you taller?

How is it possible that pituitary disorder make you taller?

Growth hormone: The pituitary gland creates several hormones with different functions. Pituitary tumors may create excess hormone. If growth hormone (gh) is over-produced before the growth centers in the bones have gone dormant (in a manner of speaking), they will continue to grow and cause abnormal height. Excess gh in adulthood causes acromegaly (jaw and face growth, skin thickening, heart failure, etc.). ...Read more

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My one year baby female is having tsh-8.71, t3-194, t4-11.2 this means that she having pituitary disorder?

My  one year baby female is having tsh-8.71, t3-194, t4-11.2 this means that she having pituitary disorder?

Need a specialist: These labs seem very unusual. On the surface, a TSH secreting pituitary tumor is possible. But this is extremely rare. A more likely explanation could be a mistake in the lab tests. You should see a pediatric endocrinologist before doing anything drastic. ...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