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Is it uncommon for a pregnant woman to get pituitary tumors?

Is it uncommon for a pregnant woman to get pituitary tumors?

Yes: Pituitary tumors often disrupt hormones and make it difficult to get pregnant. During pregnancy the pituitary gland can enhance on brain scan and look like a tumor. A minor tumor that already is present may get activated during pregnancy. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chastain
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Pituitary Disorders (Definition)

The pituitary is a gland in brain. It produces different hormones that help with various bodily functions (reproduction, body temperature control, blood pressure, growth, cognition). A disorder of pituitary can affect one or some or all of hormones and cause excess hormonal production or loss of hormonal production. A person with pituitary disorder should be under ...Read more


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Can I get preganant if I have a pituitary tumor anf my breast is producing milk from it ?

Can I get preganant if I have a pituitary tumor anf my breast is producing milk from it ?

Maybe: You should discuss this with your endocrinologist/ob/gyne before getting pregnant. There are risks to consider, especially that higher estrogen levels during pregnancy may cause further growth of prolactinoma which may affect vision, etc. ...Read more

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Would a pituitary tumor cause hormonal harm to a woman's body where she ends up needing a hysterectomy?

Would a pituitary tumor cause hormonal harm to a woman's body where she ends up needing a hysterectomy?

No, and yes: Pituitary tumors ordinarily won't interfere with a hysterectomy, unless dangerously large and need to be addressed first. So no, it won't cause harm with reference to the hysterectomy. However pituitary tumors can cause significant problems with vision, headaches, abnormal hormone levels, etc. This is a serious but separate problem. Seek consults from neurosurgery and endocrinology. ...Read more

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How common is elevated prolactin caused by hormone imbalance when there is no pituitary tumor as cause for a woman not pregnant?

How common is elevated prolactin caused by hormone
imbalance when there is no pituitary tumor as cause for
a woman not pregnant?

Most often due to rx: The most frequent cause of elevated prolactin not due to a pituitary problem is ingestion of medication -- most commonly medication given for depression, anxiety, psychiatric illness, etc. Check with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant if you have a pituitary tumor?

Can you get pregnant if you have a pituitary tumor?

Pituitary Tumor: Read this: http://voices.Yahoo.Com/managing-pituitary-tumor-during-pregnancy-6517670.Html. It is not clear whether you are pregnant, considering getting pregnant, or the specifics of your tumor. Regardless, your treating doctor can sort through your options. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant after having a pituitary tumor?

Can you get pregnant after having a pituitary tumor?

Pituitary tumor: Getting pregnant is determined by what damage or lack of damage the tumor has done to the gland. An endocrinologist can do the necessary workup to answer the question. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant after having and treating a pituitary tumor?

Can you get pregnant after having and treating a pituitary tumor?

Yes: It all depends on the tumorand the treatment. Please see an endocrinologist /fertility expert for more details. ...Read more

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With a prolactin pituitary tumor, how does one get pregnant?

With a prolactin pituitary tumor, how does one get pregnant?

Endocrine evaluation: This can be a difficult situation if the abnormal hormone levels or the medications (bromocriptine) are interfering with the hormones which regulate menstrual cycles. You should see an endocrinologist or fertility specialist for a full evaluation. If the tumor is small, some advocate surgical removal to restore normal hormone levels and improve chances of achieving a successful pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can someone with a prolactin pituitary tumor still get pregnant?

Can someone with a prolactin pituitary tumor still get pregnant?

Yes: Prolactin the hormone that allows breastfeeding. In excess, it inhibits ovulation. A small tumor in the pituitary gland at the base of the brain produces an excess of the hormone. Medication like Parlodel (bromocriptine) can bring the level of this hormone to normal and ovulation should resume. Consult an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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If you had an intradural, extramedullary tumor at L4 of uncertain type and a pituitary tumor that has caused years of diagnostic confusion and multiple conflicting opinions, would you get biopsies?

If you had an intradural, extramedullary tumor at L4 of uncertain type and a pituitary tumor that has caused years of diagnostic confusion and multiple conflicting opinions, would you get biopsies?

Yes I would: Getting a biopsy done on this spinal tumor(or aim for complete excision, is possible) could help define the nature/type of this tumor and hence may also help in providing a reliable medical therapy in the future. ...Read more

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What uncommon hormonal disorders (besides acromegaly & pituitary tumors) cause growth hormone overproduction? Do they add height in those over 30?

What uncommon hormonal disorders (besides acromegaly & pituitary tumors) cause growth hormone overproduction? Do they add height in those over 30?

Height: No, height does not increase in patients over 20-25. I do not quite follow why you think you have growth hormone overproduction. More important - you must see your primary doctor and have her/him evaluate all of your concerns. Please let me know how things develop. ...Read more

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212 IGF-1 (191);repeat 218; no SX acromegaly but recently diagnosed with cardiomyopathy; coincidental or should I get MRI to rule out pituitary tumor?

NO PITUITARY MRI!: Hi. Those IGF-1's would be normal for a 55 yo woman. Cardiomyopathy has a million and one causes, and acromegaly is WAY DOWN the list of likely causes. Pituitary is classic for "incidentalomas" - masses found incidentally, most of which have no bearing on disease. So you have NO biochemical evidence of acromegaly. Whatcha gonna do if a pituitary tumor IS found? Send a surgeon in??? I hope not! ...Read more

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Please advise if it's ok to drink alcohol and possibly get drunk if I have a pituitary tumor?

Please advise if it's ok to drink alcohol and possibly get drunk if I have a pituitary tumor?

Pituitary tumor: Alcohol and a brain tumor are never a good mix, especially if you are considering getting drunk - my suggestion would be a casual glass of wine or beer at most. ...Read more

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High serum B12 (960/200-900). High WBC 8 yrs but last lab ok. Severe fatigue 3yrs., pituitary tumor 5 mm 30 yrs. 57yr old female mdd, panic, apathy?

High serum B12 (960/200-900). High WBC 8 yrs but last lab ok. Severe fatigue 3yrs., pituitary tumor 5 mm 30 yrs. 57yr old female mdd, panic, apathy?

High B12 level: Is of no consequence. If WBC is normal not much there. Sounds like there is a lot going on here. Best strategy is to follow with your treating docs who can try to put the pieces together. From a heme standpoint no reason for anxiety. ...Read more

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Can a pituitary tumor affect speech?

Should not affect.: Pituitary tumors, unless massive in size (affecting other areas of the brain), should not affect speech. ...Read more

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Can a pituitary tumor alter your memory?

Can a pituitary tumor alter your memory?

Possibly.: Memory is a complex function of the brain that is dependent on many different areas. If a pituitary tumor is sufficiently large or spreads to other areas of the brain, then it is conceivable that memory would be affected. However, other symptoms, such as disruptions in hormone levels/functions and changes in vision, are far more likely. ...Read more

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What damage can a pituitary tumor cause?

What damage can a pituitary tumor cause?

Many: It can do nothing and just sit there for the rest of your life, or it can overproduce or shut down pituitary hormone secretion/production. If it's big enough, it can cause visual problems (loss of peripheral vision). ...Read more

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Does a pituitary tumor affect your memory?

Does a pituitary tumor affect your memory?

Uncommon but possibl: Uncommon but possible. Depends upon the size and location of the tumor. ...Read more

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Does resetting the hypothalamus affect pituitary tumor?

Does resetting the hypothalamus affect pituitary tumor?

Depends on case: If you mean suppressing the gland, such as using bromocryptine for a pituitary adenoma, it can help control the symtpoms and prolactinomas can shrink. For other tumors, this may not be the case art all - for metastases to the pituitary or for craniopharyngioma, addressing hormone function generally does not affect the tumor's growth, although hormone symptoms can be relieved quite a bit. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more