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What happens if pituitary gland and thyroid stop working?

What happens if pituitary gland and thyroid stop working?

Pituitary: Provided that the pituitary is not enlarged, a non-functioning pituitary can be overcome by being prescribed the right medicines such as thyroid hormone. Your doctor will help you find out what, if any, hormones are missing. ...Read more

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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My question is regarding re-regulating thyroid hormone. I suffered from a craniopharayngioma in 2000 and my pituitary gland is non functional.

My question is regarding re-regulating thyroid hormone. I suffered from a craniopharayngioma in 2000 and my pituitary gland is non functional.

Hormonal supplement: Your doctor can take levels of your thyroid and supplement until it reaches a level that is considered normal for both T4 and t3 (liothyronine). Talk to your endocrinologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a pituitary gland problem be misdiagnosed with a low thyroid problem and what are the symptoms need answers asap thank you?

Hormones: Yes, it is possible to have a problem with the pituitary gland mimick the symptoms of hypothyroidism, such as fatigue, weight gain, lethargy, constipation. There are several blood tests that assess the function of the pituitary gland and the hormones that are secreted. Your physician can go over them in detail. ...Read more

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Another test my 5 year can be tested for be sides pitutary gland and thyroid? My 5 year old daughter has been tested for pituitary gland and thyroid. Comes back negative since the age of 3. She is now close to 90 pounds. Very active and i watch what she e

Another test my 5 year can be tested for be sides pitutary gland and thyroid? My 5 year old daughter has been tested for pituitary gland and thyroid. Comes back negative since the age of 3. She is now close to 90 pounds. Very active and i watch what she e

There : There are many reasons for weight gain in both children and adults. Tests for the thyroid are simple to rule out hypothyroidism include free T4 and tsh. If she is not short for her age she does not likely have something called cushings syndrome which may be caused by a pituitary condition and which causes weight gain from eating a lot. I would suggest she visit with an endocrinologist and ideally a pediatric endocrinologist to check her out. The absence of a family history of weight problems does raise concern. ...Read more

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What hormones from the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and possibly thyroid cause calcitonin to be released?

What hormones from the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and possibly thyroid cause calcitonin to be released?

Calcitonin: Calcitonin is not affected significantly by any of these. Calcitonin does not do much of anything in humans. When someone has a thyroidectomy, we don't give back calcitonin. ...Read more

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With low TSH 0.02 but all normal thyroid and pituitary gland tests what could,be causing the suppressed tsh? Confused please help....

With low TSH 0.02 but all normal thyroid and pituitary gland tests what could,be causing the suppressed tsh? Confused please help....

Depends: Hi. How long has your suppressed TSH been present? If more than a couple months, and your free T4 and T3 (liothyronine) are normal, it's most likely an autonomous hyper-functioning ("hot") nodule (or multiple hot nodules). ...Read more

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When pituitary gland is responsible for thyroid .Then effect on TSH goes to high or low side of normal range means hypo or hyperthyroid condition?

If your: Pituitary is responsible for hypothyroidism, by definition your TSH will be low. That's what causes the thyroid deficiency. If it is normal, and your free T4 is normal, you do not have hypothyroidism or are on replacement, possibly unnecessarily. Check w/your doctor or see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What does the pituitary gland affect and can it cause bleeding nipples seizures and cause low thyroid?

What does the pituitary gland affect and can it cause bleeding nipples seizures and cause low thyroid?

A whole lot: The pituitary gland secrets many different hormones that affect the adrenal glands, thyroid gland, ovaries/testes, milk production in the breast, growth, and thirst. It shouldn't cause bloody breast discharge. However, it can cause milky or clear breast/nipple discharge, hypothyroidism and seizures. You should see your doctor immediately if you having these symptoms. ...Read more

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Can someone wth a low thyroid have problem wth there pituitary gland and can it be deadly and cause extreme thirst low output and seizures answr asap?

Can someone wth a low thyroid have problem wth there pituitary gland and can it be deadly and cause extreme thirst low output and seizures answr asap?

pituitary , thyroid: Thyroid gland is controlled by hormone from the pituitary gland. Abnormalities in pituitary gand cause multiple hormonal problems that may be life threatening. Seizures are ominous, as it may be due to severe eletrolytes problems or serious issues like tumour in the pituitary. You must seek immedate medical attention if you have seizures. ...Read more

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Controversy surrounds those patients with a suppressed tsh. Isn't it true that when a hypothyroid patient starts taking exogenous th, a negative feedback system reduces the pituitary gland's output of tsh. This decreases the thyroid gland's output of en

Endo feedback: With primary hypothyroidism, TSH is elevated in an effort to push the thyroid gland to make more thyroxine. Treatment with levothyroxine indeed signals the pituitary to reduce TSH output. Secondary is when either/or pituitary +/- hypothalamus is damaged but unable to produce tsh. Then, thyroxine levels drop but the pituitary can't respond. Tsh can't monitor treatment but free T4 levels can. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more