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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

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

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?

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?

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