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Could thymus gland regrow?

Could thymus gland regrow?

Ususally not: Thymus usually regresses after reaching maximum size at puberty. It becomes infiltrated with fat during regression. It can enlarge with tumors such as thymoma and thymolipoma. Also hormone associated with hyperthyroidism or graves disease in adolescence can stimulate thymus to overgrow. Otherwise thymus remains dormant in older people. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Pituitary Gland (Definition)

The pituitary is the source of several hormonal stimulation pathways, such as acth to stimulate the adrenal gland, TSH for the thyroid, but the posterior aspect deals with fluid and ...Read more


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Benign pineal gland cyst cause?

Benign pineal gland cyst cause?

Pineal gland cyst: Pineal gland cysts are not at all uncommon. As long as the mr is not showing any tumor characteristics which it sounds like is the case here here. These cysts can also cause obstructive hydrocephalus but they would have seen that on mri. ...Read more

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Does the adrenal gland affect the thyroid gland?

Does the adrenal gland affect the thyroid gland?

No: Both are stimulated by the anterior pituitary (tsh and acth), but don't necessarily affect each other;. ...Read more

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What does diffusely enlarged heterogeneous thyroid gland mean?

What does diffusely enlarged heterogeneous thyroid gland mean?

Graves/Thyroiditis: Most commonly this is due to graves disease or thyroiditis. In both of these cases your immune system attacks your thyroid and tries to kill it, because it thinks it is foreign, like a virus. However in graves disease the antibodies that attack the thyroid actually stimulate receptors that make it grow and produce too much thyroid hormone. In thyroiditis the immune cells infiltrate the thyroid. ...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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What does an enlarged pituitary gland mean?

What does an enlarged pituitary gland mean?

Pituitary "enlarged": You need a ct or MRI to see the pituitary. The pituitary normally enlarges during pregnancy and puberty. Hypothyroidism (high tsh) can make it enlarged. Bad stuff: tumors in the pituitary can develop, and they sometime secrete excess hormones, giving rise to many different disorders. Aneurisms, cysts, other things can happen, but all these are readily seen on mri. ...Read more

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Can bilateral parotid gland be malignant?

Can bilateral parotid gland be malignant?

Parotid swelling?: When both parotid glands swell, it could be because of infection, cysts or benign, or rarely, malignant. . See an ear nose and throat physician for evaluation. If there is suspicion for a mass or tumor a scan and biopsy may be recommended. ...Read more

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Can hoshimotos automimmune disease of the thyroid make the submandibular glands enlarged? Or any salivary glands enlarged?

 Can hoshimotos automimmune disease of the thyroid make the submandibular glands enlarged? Or any  salivary glands enlarged?

Possible: Auto immune etiology is the reason for thyroid disease in Hashimoto's .The same pathology -autoimmune if directed against the salivary glands Vs lymph nodes is possible. But make sure that the thyroid disease is Hashimoto's and not thyroid cancer. ...Read more

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What causes enlarged/swollen saliva/parotid glands?

What causes enlarged/swollen saliva/parotid glands?

Many possibilities: See an oral surgeon or ENT physician for a diagnosis. Among other things it could be a blocked salivary gland or a tumor. ...Read more

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What would cause shrunken salivary glands?

Quick list: Reduced salivary flow can happen for a lot of reasons. This list is probably not comprehensive but: age, medications, radiation, auto immune diseases.... ...Read more

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Symptoms of swollen thyroid gland?

Symptoms of swollen thyroid gland?

Goiter: An enlarged thyroid gland is called a goiter. Symptoms can be related to overactive thyroid function or underactive. Overactive symptoms include shakiness, palpitations, diarrhea, sweats, nervousness. Underactive symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, constipation, coarse hair and skin. If your gland is enlarged you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you decrease enlarged parotid glands?

Can you decrease enlarged parotid glands?

Wrong Diabetes: The most common cause for enlarged parotid glands is Insulin resistance. Remember the first stage of carb metabolism is "amylase" produced by the salivary glands. 25% of the population is severely Insulin resistant. To imply a surgical correction of hypertrophied parotids is ridculous. Parotid hypertophy is associated with metabolic syndrome., cure: diet and metformin. ...Read more

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What can cause pituitary gland thickening?

What can cause pituitary gland thickening?

Pituitary: Stalk thickening can be a sign of a tumor. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Which organs do the pituitary gland influence?

Which organs do the pituitary gland influence?

Many: Breast, adrenal glands, thyroid glands, ovaries and testes, and kidneys, bones muscles, metabolism of the whole body blood pressure control and others. ...Read more

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What causes adrenal gland problems?

What causes adrenal gland problems?

Many causes: "adrenal problems" is a very broad question. Your adrenal produces hormones, including cortisol and adrenaline. We need these hormones to sustain life; they are increased in response to stress. Adrenal failure can be from autoimmunity; adrenal overactivity from tumors. Alternative practitioners often allege “adrenal fatigue” from chronic stress. See an endocrinologist for adrenal problems. ...Read more

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Is a 7mm pituarity gland tumour big?

Is a 7mm pituarity gland tumour big?

It's all relative: Hi. That's a "microadenoma". We see pituitary tumors bigger and we see them smaller. Is yours making a hormone? Some pituitary tumors need to be removed surgically, some can be treated medically, some get a combination of treatments, and some can just be watched. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can your pituitary gland be enlarged on its own or is it always caused by some sort of tumor?

Can your pituitary gland be enlarged on its own or is it always caused by some sort of tumor?

Pituitary: Can also enlarge on it's own -- the most common situation is pregnancy. Any other enlargement of the pituitary should be fully evaluated. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if the doctor finds that the bone around your pituitary gland is enlarged?

Several: It may mean you have a pituitary tumor, or a disorder known as empty sella syndrome -- but those questions are best answered by your doctor who has seen both you and the x=rays. ...Read more

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My 14 yr old son had an MRI for pulsitile tinitus for the ent. He mentioned his pituitary gland was enlarged. He has lots of other weird symptoms. ?

My 14 yr  old son had an MRI for pulsitile tinitus for the ent. He mentioned  his pituitary gland was enlarged. He has lots of  other weird symptoms. ?

Second opinion : A pediatric neuroradiologist should take a look at the mri. If images of the pituitary weren't specifically ordered, then this becomes a less sensitive test because the "cuts" through the pituirary images are too big to get a good look. Also, teenage pituitaries are supposed to be larger than those of adults because of all the activity going on there relative to puberty and growth. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned about my enlarged pituitary gland?

Should i be concerned about my enlarged pituitary gland?

See your doctor: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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What should you do for enlarged pituitary gland when there are no tumors?

What should you do for enlarged pituitary gland when there are no tumors?

Maybe nothing: There are physiologic reasons why the pituitary may swell, such as pregnancy, hypothyroidism, adolescence. The questions i would ask: is there any hormone disorder? Is there any other abnormality noted on the mri? Was this a "pituitary mri"? Did the radiologist misinterpret this? Many questions. See an endocrinologist, certainly before anything invasive is done. ...Read more

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What does an enlarged pituitary gland mean?

Pituitary "enlarged": You need a ct or MRI to see the pituitary. The pituitary normally enlarges during pregnancy and puberty. Hypothyroidism (high tsh) can make it enlarged. Bad stuff: tumors in the pituitary can develop, and they sometime secrete excess hormones, giving rise to many different disorders. Aneurisms, cysts, other things can happen, but all these are readily seen on mri. ...Read more

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What to do if I have problems with an enlarged pituitary gland?

Enlarged pituitary: You should see an endocrinologist to determine what is meant by "enlarged pituitary". Is it secreting hormones properly? Is there a tumor/adenoma? There are normal physiologic reasons why it can be "big". An incidental finding on CT or MRI may not be meaningful. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! what do you do for enlarged pituitary gland when there are no tumors?

Need doctor's help! what do you do for enlarged pituitary gland when there are no tumors?

Your doctor can help: Since you seem to have ruled out any tumors in the pituitary gland, you must have taken help from your doctor. Did you not ask him/her to explain? Unless you have some hormonal imbalance, i would not be concerned about your pituitary size or suspected enlargement. ...Read more

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My sister had been diagnosed with enlargement if the pituitary gland and not cancerous. What does this meab? Is it dangerous?

Pituitary: There are many normal physiologic conditions that enlarge the pituitary. Pregnancy, lactation, hypothyroidism. Presumably your sister had a ct or mri. Did it show a tumor? Just enlargement? It would be important to have measurements of pituitary hormones to determine what the MRI means. Prolactin, tsh, ft4. Is she menstruating? Normal menses suggest normal pituitary. ...Read more

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8.5 yrs daughter with bone age of 11.5 yrs. Mri: diffused enlargement of pituitary gland 10.5x7.3x7.8mm with no focal lesion. How abnormal is the size

8.5 yrs daughter with bone age of 11.5 yrs. Mri: diffused enlargement of pituitary gland 10.5x7.3x7.8mm with no focal lesion. How abnormal is the size

A bit tricky: The pituitary grows during childhood and peaks in the 2nd or 3rd decade. Most studies measuring pituitary size on MRI focused only on the height of the pituitary gland and find that the mean peak height is usually about 6 mm +/- 1 mm. More recent studies measure the actual volume of the pituitary with special 3d mri. The mean volume for 5-9 yo girl in one study was 336+/-113 mm3. ...Read more

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What can cause pituitary gland thickening?

Pituitary: Stalk thickening can be a sign of a tumor. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could you live without your pituitary gland?

Could you live without your pituitary gland?

Yes with treatment: Yes, with replacement hormones. Such treatment is inconvenient at best and not always completely successful. But sometimes necessary if it isn't possible to save the pituitary, e.g. after certain surgeries, e.g. removal of a tumor in the area. ...Read more

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What does the pituitary gland mainly control?

All endocrine organs: Those include the ovary, thyroid, breast, and adrenal gland to name a few. ...Read more

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What are the common pituitary gland disorders?

What are the common pituitary gland disorders?

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

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Suppressed pituitary gland what cure is there?

Find the cause: Before a treatment can be recommended the cause of the problem has to be diagnosed. ...Read more

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What can you do to stimulate the pituitary gland?

What can you do to stimulate the pituitary gland?

Several ways: Exercise is one of the easiest and most natural ways to stimulate the pituitary gland. Maintaining a proper body weight often helps to stimulate the pituitary gland and increase production of hgh and eating healthy diet. ...Read more

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What does a squeezing on the pituitary gland mean?

Out of context: That question, our to left field, with no medical history or story attached to it is impossible to answer ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pituitary gland?

Master gland: The pituitary is the source of several hormonal stimulation pathways, such as acth to stimulate the adrenal gland, TSH for the thyroid, but the posterior aspect deals with fluid and electrolyte stabilization (anti-diuretic hormone). ...Read more