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What to do about unactive pituatary tumor and another pancreatic tumor?

What to do about unactive pituatary tumor and another pancreatic tumor?

Endocrine: Is the pancreatic tumor benign? You will need to see an endocrinologist to make sure you don't have particular multi endocrine neoplasm . Also, will depend on the nature of the tumor (benign vs cancerous) and whether they are causing any symptoms. If there are functioning and secreting certain hormones- and or if the size is big and creating symptom then therapy need to be considered. D/w doctor. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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What to do if I had a pituatary tumor that currently is not active. I have recently been diagnosed with another pancreatic tumor. how do you handle all this?

What to do if I had a pituatary tumor that currently is not active. I have recently been diagnosed with another pancreatic tumor. how do you handle all this?

Get the facts: For example, whether or not you have multiple endocrine neoplasia, what the prognosis for each of your lesions is, what to expect, what treatment options there may be, whether no treatment might be best. Approach it like an adult. Almost everyone, sooner or later, will get sick with something. Your physician is there to help you manage it; you must draw on your own inner resources & smarts. ...Read more

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In hyperthyroidism, would a low TSH be caused by a pituatary tumor? If so, what would blood tests indicate?

In hyperthyroidism, would a low TSH be caused by a pituatary tumor? If so, what would blood tests indicate?

TSH: Tsh, thyroid stimulating hormone (or thyrotropin), is made by the pituitary gland in the brain and signals the thyroid to make thyroid hormone. In hyperthyroidism, thyroid hormone, made by the thyroid, circulates in the blood to the pituitary gland to lower tsh. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a tumor on the pituitary?

What are symptoms of a tumor on the pituitary?

Depends -type? Size?: Sometimes there are no symptoms especially if small and non functioning. If big - visual problems, headache. If functioning- depends on which if the many hormones the pituitary makes is over produced. ...Read more

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Can you have Cushings without a tumor on pituitary and without taking corticosteroids?

Can you have Cushings without a tumor on pituitary and without taking corticosteroids?

Yes it is possible: Cushing's disease is cushing's symptoms specifically because of a tumor of the pituitary gland. Cushing's syndrome is these same symptoms that result from any other cause. Other causes include chronic corticosteroid use, tumors of the adrenal gland or cancerous tumors from elsewhere in the body. In all cases the problem is excess cortisol levels in the blood. ...Read more

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Does being diagnosed with hyperprolactinemia mean that you do have a tumor in the pituitary?

Does being diagnosed with hyperprolactinemia mean that you do have a tumor in the pituitary?

High prolactin: Not necessarily -- high prolactin can be caused by other things ie medications, pregnancy, stress, thyroid dysfunction , nipple stimulation, lab error. ...Read more

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Are pituitary macroadenomas the only tumors that can cause vision problems or can microadenomas cause it too?

Are pituitary macroadenomas the only tumors  that can cause vision problems or can microadenomas cause it too?

Any tumro in this ar: Both are tumors in the pituitary gland and can affect your vision as the they grow. See an eye doctor to check your visual fields and they can tell where the problem in vision may arise from. ...Read more

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What causes pituitary tumors?

What causes pituitary tumors?

Unknown.: There are malignant and non-malignant pituitary tumors, some that produce hormones, some that don't. Some cause problems because of their size and relationship to the optic chiasm and can cause visual problems and headaches. Causes of pituitary tumors are unknown. ...Read more

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Are pituitary tumors deadly?

Are pituitary tumors deadly?

Usually not: Pituitary tumors are almost always benign, and most are amenable to surgical excision. Residual tumor is often treated with radiation therapy. Growth of some tumors may be stopped with oral medication. Regardless, some tumors tend to grow, albeit very slowly in general. Revision surgery is sometimes required, and one key to treatment is good surveillance for further growth with periodic mris. ...Read more

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What are gonadotropin secreting pituitary tumors?

Pituitary tumors: These are very rare, and secrete high levels of fsh or lh. These hormones stimulate the gonad, so will cause elevated estrogen in a woman, and elevated testosterone in a man. ...Read more

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