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Can a pituitary macro adenoma become micro adenoma?

Can a pituitary macro adenoma become micro adenoma?

It depends: It is in the eyes of the beholder..... Eyes of the reader of the pet or MRI of the brain ...Changing the machine... Treatment... Certain endogenous hormone levels and changes need to be considered. If the lesion is borderline to start with... Readings could change... Consult with the doctor and the radiologist... Compare side by side the pictures and correlate clinically. ...Read more

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Dr. Soren Singel
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Pituitary Adenoma (Definition)

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Can pituitary adenoma cause forgetfulness?

Can pituitary adenoma cause forgetfulness?

No: Memory loss is not a symptom of a pituitary adenoma. Even if a pituitary adenoma was causing abnormal production of certain hormones from the pituitary gland, memory loss would not result. ...Read more

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What are gonadotropin secreting pituitary tumors?

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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Does pituitary gland adenoma affect patients mentally?

Does pituitary gland adenoma affect patients mentally?

Could: ACTH producing pituitary adenoma may cause psychiatric symptoms due to elevation of steroids. A large adenoma may impinge on brain structure and cause mental symptoms. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Microprolactinoma- mod. Elevated prolactin, pituitary stalk deviated left, extremely low t : cabergoline normalized prolactin, yet t remained low?

Microprolactinoma- mod. Elevated prolactin, pituitary stalk deviated left, extremely low t : cabergoline normalized prolactin, yet t remained low?

Low testosterone: Prolactin inhibits lh and fsh secretion by the pituitary. . Lh and fsh are needed for secretion of testosterone by the testicles. It might take a while for pituitary to get back to normal lh and fsh secretion after prolactin is suppressed. ...Read more

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How are pituitary tumors tested?

How are pituitary tumors tested?

Labs: Blood testings can determine if the tumor is increasing or decreasing hormones production/secretion. ...Read more

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Can pituitary adenoma kill you?

Can pituitary adenoma kill you?

Yes: Hemorrhage or necrosis into the tumor can be fatal. This is usually an indirect effect from hormone deficiency. With hormone replacement fatality is rare. ...Read more

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Can a adrenal adenoma stop functioning?

No: An adrenal adenoma is a benign tumor of the adrenal gland. It typically causes no complications. Someimes these tumors become "active" or "functioning" producing hormones, often in excess of what the adrenal glands typically produce. This excess of hormones can cause primary aldosteronism, Cushing's syndrome and other medical conditions. They do not stop hormone production.once functional. ...Read more

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Transsphenoidal surgery or craniotomy for pituitary adenoma?

First Option: Transsphenoidal approach has become the surgery of choice for pituitary adenomas. ...Read more

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Are a pituitary and adrenal tumor related?

Are a pituitary and adrenal tumor related?

Sometimes: Cushing disease occurs when the pituitary gland produces a substance that causes both adrenal glands to secrete too much cortisol. This excess cortisol leads to a series of problems that may include diabetes, hypertension, obesity, fatigue, porr wound healing, and others. Treatment is usually directed at the pituitary tumor. ...Read more

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Can follicular adenoma thyroid nodules be serious?

Can  follicular adenoma thyroid nodules be serious?

Yes.: A follicular adenoma may be a wolf in sheep's clothing, because cells from follicular adenomas and follicular carcinomas can look the same. Other follicular adenomas may have almost no chance of being cancers, but overproduce thyroid hormone, and need treatment to prevent harmful effects of hyperthyroidism on the bones, heart and other tissues. ...Read more

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Can pituitary tumors affect progesterone?

Yes: One example is a pituitary adenoma that secretes prolactin. High prolactin lead to lower Progesterone levels. ...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 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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What exactly is a pituitary adenoma?

What exactly is a pituitary adenoma?

A type of tumor: Pituitary adenoma is a benign tumor that arises from the glandular tissue. It can oversecrete hormones normally made in the gland like growth hormone, prolactin etc., . ...Read more

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What are the tests for pituitary adenoma?

Depends.: A good source to review and which may answer your questions is: http://www.Med.Nyu.Edu/content?Chunkiid=96789 if you have more specific questions after reviewing this website please write back. ...Read more

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Pituitary adenoma in MRI so what is next?

Pituitary adenoma in MRI so what is next?

Neurosurgeon: See a neurosurgeon for an evaluation of your pituitary adenoma to discuss options for treatment. He can decide with you types of surgical intervention or medical therapy which may be used to treat your condition. ...Read more

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Can pituitary adenoma cause forgetfulness?

No: Memory loss is not a symptom of a pituitary adenoma. Even if a pituitary adenoma was causing abnormal production of certain hormones from the pituitary gland, memory loss would not result. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pituitary adenoma?

Depends: Small adenomas not producing any hormones may be watched. Hormone producing adenomas - depending what hormone may be treated with suppressive medication. Some need resection/surgery. Usually managed by neurosurgery, endocrinology as a team. ...Read more

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What is the cure for permanent headaches from pituitary adenoma?

Surgery: If the pituitary adenoma is actually the cause of the headache (which often occurs in gh-secreting tumors), then surgical removal (by an experienced neurosurgeon) would be reasonable. ...Read more

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Do you treat any patient diagnosed with nonfunctional pituitary adenoma?

Pituitary adenoma: A non-functioning adenoma is treated based on symptoms, in larger lesion where there is risk of compression of the gland or optic nerve surgery might be indicated. ...Read more

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I just had pituitary adenoma removed. What would cause hot flushed face?

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

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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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Hi, I've got a pituitary adenoma and am about to start my third IUI. My Dr doesn't know why it hasn't worked can you offer any advice?

Prolactin elevation?: If your prolactin blood test is elevated, you will need to take medication to reduce the pituitary secretion from the adenoma which inhibits ovulation and therefore conception. Otherwise the IUI sperm cannot" find a companion(ovum) to nestle with and start a home".(fertilization) ...Read more

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In case of non functional pituitary adenoma, what's its effect on prolactin and gonadal secretion? I read 2 sources saying opposite information?

Non-functional means: Its not producing extra of any of the pituitary hormones, but it can however decrease release of any of them by virtue of pressure of the tumor on the rest of the gland. ...Read more

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Would more that just height growth be seen if I have poss pituitary adenoma? I have no other sumptoms or phys changes. 2 MRIs showed normal pituitary.

Would more that just height growth be seen if I have poss pituitary adenoma? I have no other sumptoms or phys changes. 2 MRIs showed normal pituitary.

Acromegaly: A pituitary adenoma that secretes excess growth hormone does not cause increase in height in an adult who has already completed growth phase (after the growth plates fuse). Instead, growth hormone causes thickening of the bones, which leads to increases in glove and shoe size, and characteristic coarsening of the facial features. A pituitary adenoma that causes this would be visible on MRI ...Read more

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I have intermittent dizziness that worsens considerably when I have a cold.. I have a pituitary adenoma.. can that cause this dizziness and why is it worse when I have a cold?

Not the adenoma: The adenoma doesn't come and go, so symptoms that come and go are unlikely to be from that. It is more likely your inner ear. Consider seeing an ear nose and throat doctor if it is a recurrent problem. ...Read more

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Could you die from a pituitary adenoma?

Rare from mass...: But can cause lots of hormonal changes which can cause problems. Tumor can cause headache, visual symptoms if sizable enough. Rarely cause bleed in brain. See doc, rx available with curative intent. ...Read more

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Can pituitary adenoma kill you?

Yes: Hemorrhage or necrosis into the tumor can be fatal. This is usually an indirect effect from hormone deficiency. With hormone replacement fatality is rare. ...Read more

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Dr. Murthy Andavolu
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