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Medicine For Nonfunctional Pituitary Adenoma
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
Can symptoms of a pituitary adenoma come back after a few years after taking medicine to stop symptoms? Any answers appreciated!
It may regrow: Prolactinomas may return and cabergoline has to be restarted. ...Read more
I have a pituitary adenoma (16mm).My prolactin is 115, 3 (normal values 2, 8-29, 2ng/ml).I'm on thyroid medication. Probably have PCOS. Surgery or drugs?
Benign growth: Benign growth on the pituitary gland. Like a cyst... ...Read more
Possibility: Yes and No. Depend on size, activity, age of patient and many other factors. Direct this question to your doctor, please. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Pituitary adenoma: Pituitary adenomas a benign tumors that off compress the pituitary gland and cause imbalance of the hormones. After surgery the hormones can be further disrupted from manipulating the gland when removing the tumor. Alternatively, an infection could arise in the surgical operative site. It is important to see your surgeon to determine the cause of the hot flashes and flushing. ...Read more
Pituitary adenoma how does it affect muscle in body and what test will they do to find out if muscle is affected and how much?
Homone problem: Sometimes a pituitary adenoma can secreted hormones in abnormal amounts and can affect many different body functions. ...Read more
My acth level is 1.1 and cortisol is 2.2. My question is, if im sick and tachy, should I be worried? I have a pituitary adenoma.
Possible hypopit: If these levels were done in the morning, they appear low. If you have a fairly large pituitary adenoma (over 1 cm), it is possible that it is affecting the ability of your pituitary to make acth and thereby cause adrenal insufficiency. This should be diagnosed by an endocrinologist, by testing other aspects of your pituitary function. ...Read more
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