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Medicine For 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?
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
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
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