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Where are the pituitary glands in the body?

Where are the pituitary glands in the body?

Pituitary : It's sit in the center your brain, right behind the nose. You can google pituitary and see actual images to the gland. ...Read more

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What is the recent treament for growth disorders from pituitary glands?

What is the recent treament for growth disorders from pituitary glands?

Under production: Leads to failure to grow, and exogenous growth hormone acn replace the deficiency. Over production produces giantism in the young, and acromegaly in the mature. Usually surgery is used, but occasionally radiotherapy as well. ...Read more

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Who treats pituitary gland condition?

Endocrinologist: Depending on the patient's age, such a patient would be cared for by either a pediatric or adult endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What does a small pituitary gland mean?

What does a small pituitary gland mean?

probably nothing: Size doesn't matter. What matters is the function of the gland. Who told you it was "small"? Presumably a ct or MRI for some other reason? Check with your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Can you live without the pituitary gland?

Hormone replacement: Yes, but you will need to be on hormone replacement. The two most critical hormones are cortisol (adrenal) and thyroid. Testosterone or estrogen may need replacement. If the posterior pituitary is removed, DDAVP (desmopressin) will need to be given to regulate water balance. Discuss with an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What can cause pituitary gland thickening?

Pituitary: Stalk thickening can be a sign of a tumor. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you live without the pituitary gland ?

Can you live without the pituitary gland ?

Only if: You receive replacement hormones for those organs controlled by the pituitary, such as thyroid, adrenal, ovaries or testicles, etc. ...Read more

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What does an enlarged pituitary gland mean?

What does an enlarged pituitary gland mean?

Pituitary "enlarged": You need a ct or MRI to see the pituitary. The pituitary normally enlarges during pregnancy and puberty. Hypothyroidism (high tsh) can make it enlarged. Bad stuff: tumors in the pituitary can develop, and they sometime secrete excess hormones, giving rise to many different disorders. Aneurisms, cysts, other things can happen, but all these are readily seen on mri. ...Read more