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Panhypopituitarism In Children
Not true: They can have children. Steps to take 1. What is the cause of panhypopituitarism? Is it genetic 2. Are there sperm in ejaculate (detected by semen analysis) 3. If few sperm are found consideration is given to freeze them 4. If no sperm then consideration for treatment with injectable medications to increase sperm production. 5. Sperm are used for ivf and icsi. ...Read more
Yes: This is one thing you definitely should not ignore. If you ignored it and you don't die, then you didn't have panhypopituitarism. Among other things, the pituitary control your adrenal and thyroid glands. Without adrenal and thyroid hormones, one will be severely sick and will most likely not live...Don't ignore this. It is a difficult diagnosis to make. ...Read more
Subtle: In an adult, just feeling unwell, loss of sexual function / failure of lactation, "the blahs" -- the symptoms are subtle enough that many of these people end up being sent for mental health checks before a clever physician finally notices the lost pituitary gland. If a mass, headaches & visual field cuts. Have a high index of suspicion, and good luck. ...Read more
Rare: Hi. Genetic causes of panhypopituitarism are very rare, and several involved genes have been described. Depending on the gene and its product's mechanism of action, panhypopit. Can be expressed by getting only 1 mutant allele (autosomal dominant), by getting 2 mutant alleles (autosomal recessive), or X-chromosome linked, where generally only males get the panhypopit (females are carriers. Complex. ...Read more
Fatigue, no period: Due to a lack of stimulation to the thyroid and adrenals, untreated hypopituitarism causes fatigue. For women, loss of periods is usually the first symptom. ...Read more
Panhypopituitarism: Panhypopituitarism = condition with lack of or decreased production of anterior pituitary hormones. ...Read more
Multiple replacement: True panhypopituitarism generally requires replacement with multiple hormones and may even require tx for excess urination due to diabetes insipidus. Severe panhypopit is often a medical emergency. Pay careful attention to the advice of your endocrinologist. Also, find out the cause of the deficiency because other tx (such as surgery) may be indicated. ...Read more
Coordinate care: With your medical team, primary care, specialists, psychologist and psychiatrist, it is especially important for all doctors to coordinate medication treatments. As with any chronic illness, there is emotional fallout. Having a psychotherapist to speak to about your anxiety will help you manage the illness as well as possible. ...Read more
Endocrinologist: You should seek out an endocrinologist. If you go to the website of the american association of clinical endocrinologists there is a "find an endocrinolgist" section that will refer you to someone in your area. ...Read more
I have panhypopituitarism and I am cortisol dependant. Is there a diet pill out there that would be safe for me to use?
Maybe (see comment): There is a form of panhypopituitarism called sheehan's syndrome, that can occur after pregnancy. This is due to the pituitary enlarging and needing more blood blow during pregnancy than at other times. If delivery is complicated by hemorrhage, and the blood pressure drops rapidly, there may be too little blood flow to the pituitary, resulting in death of the cells & panhypopituitarism. ...Read more
My son is a craniopharyngioma patient, total resection 6/11 (now panhypopituitarism). Oncologist earlier this week, ldh is 1001. What does this mean?
Not good news.:
Used in risk stratification system,
four pretreatment laboratory findings were independent risk factors for tls (tumor lysis syndrome) serum ldh above laboratory normal values, serum creatinine ≥1.4 mg/dl (124 micromol/l), pretreatment serum uric acid >7.5 mg/dl (446 micromol/l), and white blood cell (WBC) count ≥25, 000/microl. ...Read more
At age 8 I was dx'd with panhypopituitarism, multiple pineal cysts, and a mild chiari malformation. Now, my doctor suspects I have endometriosis or pcos. Could all these conditions be related and how?
With proper treatmen: The pituitary gland is small, but amazingly complex in term of its job--it regulates reproductive, metabolism, and growth processes. The hormones are easily replaced, but this requires a life-time commitment from you, under guidance of your docs. And yes, u can get pregnant and do well once you are regulated and should be monitored regularly by your physicians. I wish you the best of luck. ...Read more
I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eat him in my husband and me?
Chocolate: This is not scientific but neither is having babies! Try anything chocolate. Eat romantic foods. Avoid alcohol and stimulants. Relax. Enjoy being married without children. The more you relax and enjoy your spouse the better your marriage will be and the more prepared you we be to be a parent. You are learning patience and you will need it! OB doctors have solutions for you when wanted ...Read more
Vertigo?: Many children get very dizzy at times without definite cause. Some are due to ear infections or ear fluid pressure. Other times it may happen because of spinning around. Episodic vertigo is a very dramatic event in some children when they look terrified and have to hold on for a few moments, then return to normal. This is usually benign but needs a good evaluation. ...Read more
Vomiting: For a simple gastroenteritis, gut rest (nothing to eat or drink for 2-3 hrs) followed by small sips of clear fluids, frequently (goal depending on age of child 1-4 oz/hr). The presence of pain is more worrisome and I would recommend taking the child to their doctor for a hands-on examination to rule out anything more serious. ...Read more
Safe/locks: A good gun safe can double as a home for some family valuables. There are a number of trigger locks and quick entry safes on the market that provide quick access but eliminate child entry. As mentioned, kids taught gun handling and safety as early as age 4 are less likely to play with any gun they find anywhere. ...Read more
Ringworm is actually not caused by a worm at all, but is caused by a fungus that lives on the skin called tinea. People can get a tinea infection from skin to skin contact with an infected person or pet or by sharing personal items such as towels, clothing, and combs.
Clotrimazole is the generic name for the over the counter cream that treats ringworm. Apply 2-3 times a day for a few weeks until the lesion disappears completely and then some. Keep it covered for the first day of treatment (or longer if you want to) to prevent spread. Your child will need to see his doctor for a stronger medication if the ringworm is on his scalp, continues to spread after treatment at home or if it doesn't get better after 4 weeks of treatment at home. ...Read more
Inherited or steroid: The common cause is congenital, but it can also be caused by maternal steroids passed on through breast milk to the newborn. It is different from breast milk jaundice (breast-fed infants have higher bilirubin levels than formula-fed ones). If inherited it is a recessive gene. ...Read more
Structure: It is not necessarily that kids are "lazy". It may be as simple as a schedule and expectations problem. Some kids are in so many activities they are burned out and have little time for anything else. Most kids nowadays live to be on a wireless device and that takes a chunk of time. Have clear expectations of your child and let him know what they are. Unplug the tv, limit the phone gaming time. ...Read more