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Can a pituitary tumor affect speech?

Can a pituitary tumor affect speech?

Should not affect.: Pituitary tumors, unless massive in size (affecting other areas of the brain), should not affect speech. ...Read more

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How do pituitary tumors affect speech?

Should not affect.: Pituitary tumors, unless massive in size (affecting other areas of the brain), should not affect speech. ...Read more

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Losing weight, speech/balance prob, body pins/need. Could this only be a pituitary tumor or something else? 129lb 51 M TSH 9.2 FSH 26.1 Prolactin 410

Losing weight, speech/balance prob, body pins/need. Could this only be a pituitary tumor or something else?
129lb 51 M 
TSH 9.2
FSH 26.1
Prolactin 410

Hyperprolactinemia: your prolactin ,TSH and FSH are elevated..High prolactin causes low FSH ..I would recommend to retest harmones..If prolactin remains elevated, you need to get an MRIof the pituitary .. ...Read more

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What is the pituitary?

Master gland: The pituitary is a gland that is about a centimeter in diameter that sits at the base of the brain in the anterior (front) cranial fossa. It is in the midline and surrounded on both sides by the carotid arteries. It is at the apex of the nasa passages. The pituitary gland is responsible for hormones that control growth, lactation, urine concentration, thyroid hormone release, sex hormone release. ...Read more

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What does a small pituitary mean?

Usually nothing: So long as pituitary function is normal, a small pituitary is of no clinical significance. ...Read more

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What causes the pituitary to malfunction?

Several things: Pituitary growth called adenomas or sheehans syndrome which occurs after a life threatening complication in childbirth. ...Read more

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Can people with pituitary gigantism work?

Can people with pituitary gigantism work?

Pituitary: The simple answer is yes but you must stay in constant touch with an Endocrinologist, a Neurologist, and a Neurology surgeon - in that order. Wish you well and please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about glactorrhea or a pituitary glad disorder?

Can you tell me about glactorrhea or a pituitary glad disorder?

Galactorrhea: There are many causes of galactorrhea, and one is a pituitary adenoma (perhaps very small) that makes too much prolactin. Prolactin is the milk producing hormone that is naturally high post partum. A prolactinoma often causes menstrual disturbances. Sometimes these tumors can get large (>10 mm). The treatment is usually medical, not surgical, using Cabergoline or bromocriptine. ...Read more

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If I would have a pituitary problem, resulting in added height after age 35, what other symptoms would I see other than just added inches in height?

If I would have a pituitary problem, resulting in added height after age 35, what other symptoms would I see other than just added inches in height?

Gigantism: F of unknown ethnicity, medical or medication history asks if adding height after age 35 due to pituitary. ANS: No. Not possible. Most likely an error in height measurement system or differences is shoe height. ...Read more