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What else can cause pituitary hyperplasia? Nonpregnant, 38/F, controlled hypothyroid, pit. Labs normal. Has grown in size, doesn't seem to be adenoma

What else can cause pituitary hyperplasia? Nonpregnant, 38/F, controlled hypothyroid, pit. Labs normal. Has grown in size, doesn't seem to be adenoma

Pituitary cells may: Increase in number due to physiological (normal function) or pathological (disease) causes. Pituitary cell proliferation can be influenced by the releasing hormones governing other glands: adrenal, thyroid, gonads as well as growth hormone. The loss of inhibitory hormones for these glands can also contribute. You need a careful evaluation and work-up from a glandular/endocrine specialist. ...Read more

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What is pituitary hyperplasia and what are its effects on a femal patient?

What is pituitary hyperplasia and what are its effects on a femal patient?

Enlargement: The effects ranges from nothing, compression on the adjacent brain area, compression on nerve function (visual defect etec), effects on endocrine activities regulated by the pituitary. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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What can cause hyperplasia of the pituitary gland?

What can cause hyperplasia of the pituitary gland?

Pituitary: Are you reading a path report? Hyperplasia means proliferation of cells. Pituitary cells can do this for many reasons. Normal physiology, eg. Lactating, pregnancy, growth spurt during teens. If you are hypothyroid, your pituitary will increase TSH -cells. Abnormal hormone production (prolactin, ACTH, GH) would involve hyperplasia. The path report must be correlated with the overall picture. ...Read more

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Originally had pituitary adenoma and now discussing whether the diagnosis should have been lymphocytic hypophysitis because the MRI said hyperplasia?

Originally had pituitary adenoma and now discussing whether the diagnosis should have been lymphocytic hypophysitis because the MRI said hyperplasia?

The slides: Most pathology departments save the slides. They can be reexamined by another pathologist. The original MRI can be reexamined too. Lymphocytic hypophysitis is relatively uncommon. Other autoimmune endocrine syndromes (eg hashimotos, addison's)? ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a tumor on the pituitary?

What are symptoms of a tumor on the pituitary?

Depends -type? Size?: Sometimes there are no symptoms especially if small and non functioning. If big - visual problems, headache. If functioning- depends on which if the many hormones the pituitary makes is over produced. ...Read more

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How can we detect pituitary disorders by their signs and symptoms?

How can we detect pituitary disorders by their signs and symptoms?

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

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I was wondering what are symptoms of pituitary tumors?

I was wondering what are symptoms of pituitary tumors?

Variable: Most folks will have visual changes as the swelling in that area can compress the optic chiasma (the nerves that control vision). Sometimes there can be headache, most often it is hormonal changes which will cause generalised effects on your body due to hormonal disturbances. ...Read more

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What symptoms suggest pituitary disorders?

What symptoms suggest pituitary disorders?

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

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Why are mental healthy symptoms connected with pituitary disorders?

Why are mental healthy symptoms connected with pituitary disorders?

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

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What are the symptoms of a pituitary tumor?

What are the symptoms of a pituitary tumor?

Subtle: Cuts in the visual field that you won't notice until someone checks you with one eye closed. A woman's periods stopping or becoming irregular. Milk production perhaps. Lost libido. Headaches -- sometimes sudden and catastrophic. Needing bigger gloves. Just feeling run down and being called "neurotic". Weight gain / diabetes / hypertension / moods that get blamed on "lifestyle." bad tumor to miss. ...Read more

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What are the major presenting symptoms of pituitary tumor?

What are the major presenting symptoms of pituitary tumor?

Visual & endocrine: Any tumor of the pituitary may affect the optic nerve and produces visual disturbances. The endocrine symptoms depend on the cell type involved and if it makes a hormone. If the tumor does not make hormones it causes deficiency of thyroid, adrenal and gonadal hormones. Excess production of hormone may cause hyperthyroidism and cushing syndrome etc. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the signs and symptoms of pituitary adenoma?

Secreting vs non: This would depend on if the tumor is secreting vs. Non-secreting. If secreting: prolactinoma-infertility and lactation, growth hormone-hypertension, diabetes, acromegaly, acth-excessive cortisol leading to hypertension, weight gain. If non-secreting tumor, there are usually problems from compression of local structures-vision: loss of peripheral vision; hormones: loss of sex hormones. ...Read more

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Could symptoms of a pituitary adenoma come back after a few years after taking medicine to stop symptoms?

Could symptoms of a pituitary adenoma come back after a few years after taking medicine to stop symptoms?

Pituitary adenoma: Hi. I hate to guess, but we're given no information. Statistically, the most likely thing you're talking about is a prolactinoma treated with cabergoline that went into remission and the cabergoline was then stopped. Yes, hyperprolactinemia can recur in this case. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hypopituitarism and when to be concerned? Hx of dwarfism caused by deficient pituitary.

What are symptoms of hypopituitarism and when to be concerned? Hx of dwarfism caused by deficient pituitary.

Hypopituitarism: If entire pituitary affected, not just growth hormone, other hormones such as gonadotropins, TSH and ACTH will be low as well. Symptoms are those of target gland dysfunction - absent or diminished secondary sex characteristics or menses, thyroid or adrenal insufficiency. ...Read more

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What symptoms would U normally have w/ pituitary tumor besides added height (over 35)? Can tumor go unnoticed for decade or would there be some signs?

What symptoms would U normally have w/ pituitary tumor besides added height (over 35)? Can tumor go unnoticed for decade or would there be some signs?

You won't: Have a significant height increase with a growth hormone secreting pituitary tumor in adulthood because the bone growth plates are closed. Acromegaly is the clinical syndrome. There are other types of hormone secreting pituitary tumors that have various symptoms related to the hormones involved. Some don't affect hormones, but can cause symptoms due to their size or propensity to hemorrhage. ...Read more

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Can u please explain ALL poss. Endocrine disorders or pituitary abnormalities that would cause 35 YO to restart growing taller again? No other symptoms

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

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What are signs and symptoms of pituitary tumors?

Depends: Hi. Pituitary tumors are generally benign tumors that produce signs and symptoms by either mass effect and/or hormone production. Mass effect can cause headache, difficulty seeing peripheral visual fields, or destruction of adjacent normal pituitary tissue. Tumors that produce hormones cause classic syndromes. Your endocrinologist will do a diagnostic evaluation and recommend treatment if indicated ...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?

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

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What symptoms are associated with pituitary tumors?

Visual & endocrine: Any tumor of the pituitary may affect the optic nerve and produces visual disturbances. The endocrine symptoms depend on the cell type involved and if it makes a hormone. If the tumor does not make hormones it causes deficiency of thyroid, adrenal and gonadal hormones. Excess production of hormone may cause hyperthyroidism and cushing syndrome etc. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of a pituitary tumor?

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What are the signs and symptoms of a pituitary tumor?

Pituitary tumor: Headache, Loss of peripheral vision, Nausea, Vomiting, Weakness, Loss of body hair, Irregular menses, Sexual dysfunction, Frequent urination, Weight changes, & symptoms related to changes in hormones. ...Read more

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Can the symptoms and side effects of a pituitary tumor be cured by removing the tumor?

Sometimes: About 80-85% of patients will have a cure from resection of their pituitary tumor. Unfortunately the remaining patients will have remnant symptoms from the tumor or recurrent tumor with recurrent symptoms over the upcoming years. Please fully discuss with your neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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What does the pituitary gland normally do, and what are the usual symptoms of pituitary cancer?

What does the pituitary gland normally do, and what are the usual symptoms of pituitary cancer?

Many: Simplistically, the pituitary produces 6 hormones (fsh, lh, gh, tsh, acth, prolactin) which control hormone secretions from your thyroid, testicles or ovaries, adrenal, breast milk. A sign of a large pituitary tumor is loss of peripheral (sideway) vision, that is, when you look straight ahead, you cannot see what on your sides. Pituitary tumors are not cancerous, they are benign. ...Read more

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Does having a history of pituitary dwarfism (GH therapy x 2 years) predispose me to future pituitary issues? Several possible symptoms are rising.

Does having a history of pituitary dwarfism (GH therapy x 2 years) predispose me to future pituitary issues? Several possible symptoms are rising.

Yes: Early developmental pituitary problems may foreward of other later developing pituitary problems, since the gland has multiple functions across many organ system. You need to be followed by an Endocrinologist. ...Read more