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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
2 treatments: Prolactin secreting pituitary tumors can be cured with surgery and controlled with medication. Treatment decisions are based on the size of the tumor, whether there is impingement on surrounding structures, the age and general health of the patient and the desire for long term cure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After research i feel like I have sunct ha's. I have pituitary macroadenoma, can it cause these what are the best meds for these hard to work w/them?
Sunct headache: A pituitary adenoma should not cause sunct headaches, but it may cause headaches. What symptoms of sunct headaches do you have? There are other headaches that can cause similar symptoms. Normally sunct headaches are short. Have you asked anyone to treat these? http://www.neurocuro.com/sunct-headache/ ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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