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Is a micro adenoma in the pituitary curable?

Is a micro adenoma in the pituitary curable?

Microadenoma: The MRI is very sensitive, and it can pick up tiny "lumps" in many people. The presence of a tiny adenoma does not necessarily mean there is a problem. If it is making excess hormone (eg. prolactin) then treatment directed at the hormone is important. Theoretically, "big" pituitary tumors were once small, but most micro's don't get much bigger. See your Endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Can a pituitary macro adenoma become micro adenoma?

Can a pituitary macro adenoma become micro adenoma?

It depends: It is in the eyes of the beholder..... Eyes of the reader of the pet or MRI of the brain. ..Changing the machine... Treatment... Certain endogenous hormone levels and changes need to be considered. If the lesion is borderline to start with... Readings could change...
Consult with the doctor and the radiologist... Compare side by side the pictures and correlate clinically. ...Read more

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I was having pituitary micro adenoma so my endocologist told me to have cabgolin for 4months but I had for 3 months now iwill have aadenoma again?

Well...: An pituitary adenoma that measures less than 1 cm is called a micro-adenoma. This can often be treated with Carbegoline. And it takes more than 4 months in most cases. To know if it is working laboratory tests (blood levels of prolactin and other hormones) must be taken and a CT of the pituitary gland. Really there is no other logical way to know what has happened ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism & pituitary micro adenoma. Can taking Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) 4 1.5 months increase above normal the levels of tsh, prolactin, pth, & tg?

I have hypothyroidism & pituitary micro adenoma. Can taking Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) 4 1.5 months increase above normal the levels of tsh, prolactin, pth, & tg?

Pituitary Adenoma: The hormone issues you describe are more commonly related to your pituitary adenoma rather that your bcp. Ask your endocrinologist... They can give definitive answers. ...Read more

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What exactly is a pituitary adenoma?

What exactly is a pituitary adenoma?

A type of tumor: Pituitary adenoma is a benign tumor that arises from the glandular tissue. It can oversecrete hormones normally made in the gland like growth hormone, prolactin etc., . ...Read more

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How are the pituitary adenomas cured?

How are the pituitary adenomas cured?

Surgery: Surgery is the best treatment for pituitary adenomas unless it is one that produces prolactin, in which case, a pill (medication) might be able to shrink and control it. If it's small (< 1 cm) and is non-functioning, you might not need to do anything to it except follow it with imaging studies (MRI) to make sure it doesn't grow in the future. ...Read more

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Could you die from a pituitary adenoma?

Could you die from a pituitary adenoma?

Rare from mass...: But can cause lots of hormonal changes which can cause problems. Tumor can cause headache, visual symptoms if sizable enough. Rarely cause bleed in brain. See doc, rx available with curative intent. ...Read more

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What are the tests for pituitary adenoma?

Depends.: A good source to review and which may answer your questions is:

http://www. Med. Nyu. Edu/content? Chunkiid=96789

if you have more specific questions after reviewing this website please write back. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pituitary adenoma?

What is the definition or description of: pituitary adenoma?

Benign growth: Benign growth on the pituitary gland. Like a cyst... ...Read more

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For how long does it take for a pituitary adenoma to grow 2 cm?

Macroadenoma: If a 2 cm pituitary adenoma is discovered, it is likely that it has been there and growing for years, perhaps 10 yr, but it depends on what kind of tumor, whether it is secreting anything, what symptoms you have. For example, if you are a woman, and the tumor is a prolactinoma, you may be able to date the onset of tumor growth to the cessation of your periods. ...Read more

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What is the length of time for a pituitary adenoma to grow 2 cm?

It depends?: There are many kind of adenoma, some are functional and some are not, it is very hard to guess. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pituitary adenoma?

Depends: Small adenomas not producing any hormones may be watched. Hormone producing adenomas - depending what hormone may be treated with suppressive medication. Some need resection/surgery. Usually managed by neurosurgery, endocrinology as a team. ...Read more

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Can pituitary adenoma kill you?

Can pituitary adenoma kill you?

Yes: Hemorrhage or necrosis into the tumor can be fatal. This is usually an indirect effect from hormone deficiency. With hormone replacement fatality is rare. ...Read more

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Can pituitary adenoma be caused by stress?

No: They are not caused by stress. They are benign tumors of unknown cause. ...Read more

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Does pituitary adenoma affect the patient mentally?

Possibility: Yes and No. Depend on size, activity, age of patient and many other factors. Direct this question to your doctor, please. ...Read more

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Is it true that a pituitary adenoma is an actual tumor?

Is it true that a pituitary adenoma is an actual tumor?

Adenoma: The word "tumor" means "a lump". A "tumor" is not necessarily a cancer (which is a tumor that spreads). A pituitary adenoma is a tumor, but it is almost never a cancer. ...Read more

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What to do about permanent headaches from pituitary adenoma?

Pituitary adenoma: You must discuss this with both your Endocrinologist and a Neurosurgeon.
If the adenoma is present and causing your headache surgery may be needed.
If the adenoma is not the cause of the headache a Neurologist or Psychiatrist should be helpful. ...Read more

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What can I do about permanent headaches from pituitary adenoma?

Pituitary adenoma: How was it diagnosed and what treatment if any has been done?
Are your headaches worse on one side or the other or are the headaches all around your head.? If so, massage at the back of your neck may go a long way to relieving the headaches. You don't need to see a specialist for this - a husband, a child, or a friend can help you. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after surgery to for pituitary adenoma?

What is the recovery time after surgery to for pituitary adenoma?

It depends?: In most cases, no. Patients often report immediate relief from symptoms after transphenoidal hypophysectomy and little pain. Some leave the hospital the same day.
This all depend on the surgery, possible complicatios. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a pituitary adenoma at 77 years of age?

Prob no special risk: Pituitary adenomas can occur at any age. Most are benign. Some do make hormones that can be detected in the blood. For some, surgery or radiation are recommended, but sometimes just observation is the best. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the signs and symptoms of pituitary adenoma?

Secreting vs non: This would depend on if the tumor is secreting vs. Non-secreting. If secreting: prolactinoma-infertility and lactation, growth hormone-hypertension, diabetes, acromegaly, acth-excessive cortisol leading to hypertension, weight gain. If non-secreting tumor, there are usually problems from compression of local structures-vision: loss of peripheral vision; hormones: loss of sex hormones. ...Read more

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Does pituitary adenoma causes irritaion and angryness? Does it leads to death?

Generally benign: These are ggenerally benign lesions; however can cause over- secredtion of certain brain chemicals, have your physician check, since it is possible that it can cause mood changes. ...Read more

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

Pituitary adenoma: There is a particular pitutary adenoma that is called a prolactinoma which produces an excessive amount of "prolactin" and this can lead to a discharge from the breast that resembles breast milk ...Read more

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Can you tell me about pituitary adenomas and how long the recovery time is after surgery?

Every person is: Different and this all depends on the size of the adenoma and how your surgeon approaches this. I have had some patients undergo a minimally invasive procedure and recovered fast. Be aware, there are still risk and it is still major surgery. ...Read more

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Could symptoms of a pituitary adenoma come back after a few years after taking medicine to stop symptoms?

Pituitary adenoma: Hi. I hate to guess, but we're given no information. Statistically, the most likely thing you're talking about is a prolactinoma treated with cabergoline that went into remission and the cabergoline was then stopped. Yes, hyperprolactinemia can recur in this case. ...Read more

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Pituitary adenoma in MRI so what is next?

Pituitary adenoma in MRI so what is next?

Endo and NS: An endocrinologist has to determine if the adenoma is functional. If a prolactinoma, even if large, medication is started before considering surgery. Other pituitary hormones have to be assessed as well. Cortisol and thyroid hormone deficiencies have to be replaced before surgery. Hydrocortisone is usually administered prophylactic ally if surgery is necessary. Size and symptoms important also. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for pituitary adenomas?

Depends on type: Small non-functioning ones require no treatment, just regular follow-up. Prolactin-producing ones need medical treatment. Ones that produce other hormones generally need surgery. Large non-functioning ones that impair vision need surgery too. Sometimes after surgery radiation is needed, too. ...Read more