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Pituitary Disease In Children
Problems: Sorry you have problems but without knowing what they are it's unlikely you'll get a lot of advice here. Even knowing what you say they are, your help will come from your doctors more than out here. ...Read more
Are high LH (90 MIU/ML) and FSH (168 MIU/ML) in a post menopausal woman indicative of pituitary disease? (Normal Prolactin, Cortisol (am), TSH)
I have ess with high prolactin levels. I have vision problems, chronic fatigue, muscle weakness. I believe I have pituitary disease. What should I do?
Pituitary disorder: Check with your physician for adequate diagnosis and treatment. You could be right. However, there could be many other possibilities. ...Read more
Tumors or: Aneurysms enlarge and cause direct pressure - cranioharyngioma for one. Histiocytosis x is an oddity that can cause diabetis insipidus. The "master gland" regulates many endocrine functions leading to over or underproductions. ...Read more
1 in 5: Almost 20% may have pituitary tumors but most will remain undetected as they do not cause any symptoms. Those that grow large enough to cause symptoms due to size or secrete enough of one of many hormones that the pituitary normally secretes may need to be treated with medicines or surgery. Prognosis is generally good. Visit: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001723/. ...Read more
Pituitary disease: The hypothalamus and pituitary work together to regulate many functions in the body, including hormonal regulation. Diseases can causes hormone deficiency or excess. Some of the hormones regulated are the thyroid, growth hormone, prolactin, (breastfeeding hormone) testosterone or estrogen, and cortisol. ...Read more
Adrenal or pituitary: What is the cause of your addison's? If the adrenals have failed, then the pituitary may be working fine, but the pituitary acth cannot stimulate a dead adrenal. If the pituitary is the cause of the addison's, then other hormones may also be affected. Best to discuss with your endocrinologist. ...Read more
No: A pituitary tumor or adenoma is associated with Cushing's disease when condition has several changes in the body secondary to hormonal disorder caused by prolonged exposure to the cortisol. It produces masculinizing effects and eventual humping of the back with frequent emotional changes. It has been associated with long-term use of corticosteroid, an adrenal tumor or pituitary lesion. ...Read more
Pituitary adenoma caused cushing's disease, removed 3/12. Prior: 224 lbs, 5'2", current: 150 lbs. Goal: 115 lbs. I work out. Surgery for excess skin?
It depends: If the tumor produces an excess of acth which is a hormone you may develop all or part of cushing's syndrome. If the tumor is not producing hormones you may not. There are simple blood tests which will help to answer your question. See an endocrinologist or a neurologist for appropriate work up and treatment options. ...Read more
What autoimmune or infiltrative diseases affect the pituitary gland? Being worked up for pituitary hyperplasia and hyperprolactinemia. Virgin. 22yo.
I have all the symptoms of Cushing's Disease, but my MRI shows a small pituitary gland. If my pituitary gland is small, why do I have a buffalo hump?
Look like Cushing's: Cushing's is diagnosed by demonstrating inappropriately elevated cortisol with blood, urine and saliva tests. Although pituitary tumors are the most common cause, adrenal and other tumors can do this. However, many people look like they have Cushing's but don't; Many people with metabolic syndrome have a cushingoid appearance. See your Endocrinologist. ...Read more
Does having addison disease means a shorter life span? My endocrinologist suspects I have it because I have a pituitary tumor. Thanks.
Addison's disease: Addison's disease is adrenal insufficiency due to adrenal disease and not due to pitutary disease and in the latter there is no trouble handling salt balance your son is unlikely to have a pitutary tumour and addison's together there are some adrenal rumors associated with pitutary tumor but different type. ...Read more
Here's an MRI album of my pituitary gland. Https://imageshack. Com/a/Ghiz/1 I need a neurosurgeon to inspect these for a tumor & say which pic & where. I also have symptoms of Cushing's Disease.
I am an ENDOCRINOLOGIST, and you do have a pituitary Macro-Adenoma. The quality of your films on-line is not optimal.
This is not a simple entity. You should be taken care of at a medical center with a great neurosurgeon, or at least a well trained endocrinologist. You need a series or laboratory tests... SOON!! ...Read more
Is the igg4 test a clinically useful test in the context of pituitary and spinal tumor, isolated acth deficiency and connective tissue disease to help define causes, particularly of acth deficiency?
No: Igg 4 disease does not produce those issues. ...Read more
Will rib fractures secondary to cushings disease heal after the cushings is cured (pituitary tumor surgery)?
Yes: The rib fractures will heal over time, Cushing disease not withstanding. ...Read more
When you have scotoma develop in one eye only and the patient has a pituitary adenoma, takes plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) and has ischemic microvascular disease, can you tell which one most likely caused the scotoma?
42 yo male. Graves disease (thyroid oblated), now hypogonadism. Neg. Pituitary tumors. Took Accutane years ago for acne.? .? Larger issue?
42 yo male. Graves disease (thyroid oblated), now hypogonadism. Took Accutane for acne years ago? .? .? Neg. Pituitary tumors. Larger issue?
Please see: Please see your endocrinologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
3 catagories: Three types of symptoms can herald a pituitary tumor. Headache is common. Hormone problems are the second, including menstrual irregularities, loss of sex drive, intolerance to heat or cold, or changes in body shape. Vision problems are the third, as the pituitary is right next to the optic nerves. ...Read more
Growth hormone: The pituitary gland creates several hormones with different functions. Pituitary tumors may create excess hormone. If growth hormone (gh) is over-produced before the growth centers in the bones have gone dormant (in a manner of speaking), they will continue to grow and cause abnormal height. Excess gh in adulthood causes acromegaly (jaw and face growth, skin thickening, heart failure, etc.). ...Read more
Hormonal disruption: The pituitary is a gland in brain. It produces different hormones that help with various bodily functions (reproduction, body temperature control, blood pressure, growth, cognition). A disorder of pituitary can affect one or some or all of hormones and cause excess hormonal production or loss of hormonal production. A person with pituitary disorder should be under care of trained Endocrinologist ...Read more
Hormone imbalance: The pituitary controls most of the hormones of the body. When the hormones are out of balance then there can be changes in mood and behavior. The levels of hormones can be carefully monitored and adjusted. If the mood problems continue to be severe, then a more basic mood disorder must be considered. A thorough evaluation by your physician would be appropriate. ...Read more
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
Pituitary Dis: Pituitary gland has two parts, the adenohypophysis produces hormones like fsh, lh, human growth, igf-1, prolactin, and prolactin releasing dactors, acth, beta-endorphine, tsh, melanocyte stimulating hormone. On the posterior part or neuro-hypophysis: vasopresin or anti-diuretic hormone, oxitocine. Most. Common conditions are bening tumors producing excessive hormone (prolactinomas) or lack of hormo. ...Read more
Too much, too little: Hi. The anterior pituitary hormones are TSH, ACTH, GH, LH, FSH, Prolactin (PRL). Disease occurs when ANY of them are over-produced or under-produced, although the frequency of such disease states varies widely (although ALL said diseases are, at face value, uncommon). Famous ones are Cushing's, acromegaly, and prolactinoma. ...Read more
First suspect: Hormone imbalance can be a clue. Visual field defects can suggest a problem. Specific hormone activation can be done to look for expected normal reaction. Once a defect is suspected, then a detailed and directed MRI study can be done. Often very directed studies need to be done to confirm a defect of the pituitary is present. Surgery to the pituitary should be done only when studies confirm. ...Read more
Please let me know if there is such a thing as congenital pituitary disorders and what causes them?
Yes: There are congenital pituitary disorders, although rare. You can have situations where the entire pituitary is not working, or just certain hormones, say, just the thyroid stimulating hormone or growth hormone. We usually don't know what actually happens to cause these things. Many things have to happen just perfectly while a baby developing, and steps can go wrong anywhere along the way. ...Read more
If I have a pituitary gland tumour and am only 17 now, I want to have kids in the future so will it be hard for me to have children?
It all depends on what type of pituitary tumor and the size of it.
If you have a small prolactin tumor, there will be no problems.
If the tumor is large or of another kind, and you require surgery, then you are looking at a some issues trying to get pregnant.
My suspicion is that it is small treatable tumor and you will be fine ...Read more
Can u please explain ALL poss. Endocrine disorders or pituitary abnormalities that would cause 35 YO to restart growing taller again? No other symptoms
? Acromegaly: Hello Samah. It is not possible for one to grew taller after age 18 and closure of epiphysis. Oversecretion of growth hormone from pituitary gland can cause gigantism before age 18 and acromegaly after age 18. If you are experiencing change in ring size or shoe size then testing IGF-1 level is recommended to rule that out. ...Read more
It could be a cause:
Causes of hypopituitarism can directly affect the pituitary gland or indirectly through the hypothalamus, which in turn affects the pituitary gland. Causes of hypopituitarism, of which there are many, includes sarcoidosis - a rare inflammation of the lymph nodes and other tissues throughout the body.