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I'm 17years old I have pituitary microadenoma I'm having great depression I have lost interest in evrythng because of what is this happening plz help?

I'm 17years old I have pituitary microadenoma I'm having great depression I have lost interest in evrythng because of what is this happening plz help?

Pituitary adenoma: You are very fortunate and here is why: 1) this is a benign slow growing tumor; 2) the tumor was discovered at a very early stage and can be cured; 3) it may not be a tumor but hyperplasia or enlargement of a normal pituitary gland; 4) many large and giant pituitary adenomas can be observed for years without any signs of growth. Don't let the pituitary mass define you; it is only a part of you. ...Read more

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Im 17years old and i have pituitary microadenoma and my weight have increased rapidly so please tell me which medicine should i take for weight loss?

Im 17years old and i have pituitary microadenoma and my weight have increased rapidly so please tell me which medicine should i take for weight loss?

Pituitary micro: More information is needed, i.e. what kind of microadenoma? What is it secreting (prolactin, ACTH, GH)? How are you being treated now? Are there any hormone deficiencies? You need to be under the care of an Endocrinologist. However, I would not advocate that any teenager use medications for weight loss. Diet and exercise are the main treatments. ...Read more

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3.1 Prolactin level? Pituitary Microadenoma TSH levels up and down, no other tests done. Is this level okay?

3.1 Prolactin level? Pituitary Microadenoma TSH levels up and down, no other tests done. Is this level okay?

Normal prolactin: This is a good prolactin level for a follow-up assessment. Surprisingly so. Are you on any medications? have you had surgery on the pituitary? Regardless, with these labs, the appropriate course is follow-up. Re-check the labs in 6-12 months depending on symptoms. ...Read more

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When you cure a pituitary microadenoma (with dostinex) is it possible that a person's character changes due to a change in hormone levels?

When you cure a pituitary microadenoma (with dostinex) is it possible that a person's character changes due to a change in hormone levels?

Not a cure: Dostinex usually doesn't "cure" anything, it just suppresses the abnormal prolactin level. It may shrink the tumor, but it usually regrows if you stop the rx. Nothing else changes except your body returns to normal when the prolactin is normalized. ...Read more

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Had benign neuroma removed, pituitary microadenoma, now diagnosis with giant cell bone tumor--can there be a link here?

Had benign neuroma removed, pituitary microadenoma, now diagnosis with giant cell bone tumor--can there be a link here?

Pituitary adenoma: There is no known link between pituitary adenomas and giant cell bone tumors. Both are generally benign tumors. Close follow up with a neurosurgeon who specializes in pituitary surgery and an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in bone tumors is essential for both tumor types. Sorry for your difficulties. All the best to you. ...Read more

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Help my TSH was 0.83 range is 0.3 - 5.6 my cortisol am fasting serum was 254 range is 185 - 624 honstly is there a chance for pituitary microadenoma ?

Help my TSH was 0.83 range is 0.3 - 5.6 my cortisol am fasting serum was 254 range is 185 - 624 honstly is there a chance for pituitary microadenoma ?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. The results you provided do not suggest the presence of pituitary lesion nor do the results rule it out. What makes you suspect that you have pituitary microadenoma? ...Read more

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Can a pituitary tumor disappear on its own without any treatment? I underwent 2 mris with a contrast . The first showed 5 mm pituitary microadenoma. The second, which was done 3 years later showed no tumor at all. Could it be that a radiologist misread th

MRI : Mri machines can vary greatly in quality and in their ability to distinguish a very small lesion in the pituitary gland. Most microadenomas show up as small areas of decreased enhancement compared to the rest of the gland. These small areas can also be artifact, cyst, scar etc. It is possible but unlikely that the radiologist misread the scan. Finally, most microadenomas are biologically active and produce a hormone. Without an endocrine abnormality, the lesion is less likely to be a microadenoma. When there is doubt clinically, a follow up scan in a few months is advised. ...Read more

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What is my life expectancy? Terrible headaches. Dr ordered hormone blood tests. High Prolactin found. MRI found pituitary microadenoma

What is my life expectancy? Terrible headaches. Dr ordered hormone blood tests. High Prolactin found. MRI  found pituitary microadenoma

Dont know: Nobody knows your life expectancy- but the spiritual heavenly being. A doctor can tell you what his or her experience and the literature says but remember- everyone is an individual with their unique set of genes and environmental circumstances. Also the mind can help heal - there are many stories of healing through addition of mind body spirit and that should not be discounted. ...Read more

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What would be the best treatment for elevated prolactin and pituitary microadenoma? Except of cabergoline. I also have a history of elevated cortisol. I've been feeling tired and had mood swings all my life. I've been on dexamethasone, cabergoline and fem

What would be the best treatment for elevated prolactin and pituitary microadenoma? Except of cabergoline. I also have a history of elevated cortisol. I've been feeling tired and had mood swings all my life. I've been on dexamethasone, cabergoline and fem

Seek endocrinology: Managing pituitary adenoma and hyperpralactinemia is best managed by a specialist who has a chance to exam you, get a good history and order/interpret proper lab tests and imagining. It's unfortunately beyond the scope of this forum. Sorry. ...Read more