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Pituitary Hyperplasia Symptoms
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
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
What autoimmune or infiltrative diseases affect the pituitary gland? Being worked up for pituitary hyperplasia and hyperprolactinemia. Virgin. 22yo.
Originally had pituitary adenoma and now discussing whether the diagnosis should have been lymphocytic hypophysitis because the MRI said hyperplasia?
MRI brain: full pituitary 8x8.5x9 mm and rounded. Hx of hyperplasia and pit dwarfism. What are normal dimensions? Oligomenorrhea, very low estrogen.
Those are: Normal dimensions for an adult female.Get a more detailed answer ›
In patients with addison's (high acth) and intermittent ovarian failure (very high FSH at times), could a 1cm pituitary adenoma be hyperplasia from these conditions? If so, do these tumors grow?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
What kinds of pituitary conditions (common or rare) can bring on several inches of added height in adults after age 35 w/no other symptoms or changes?
Read online that some pituitary issues can make adults over 35 grow couple inches taller w/no other symptoms. Besides acromegaly what issues cause it?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
Can symptoms of a pituitary adenoma come back after a few years after taking medicine to stop symptoms? Any answers appreciated!
It may regrow: Prolactinomas may return and cabergoline has to be restarted. ...Read more