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I been diagnosed with pituitary microadenoma 6mm?

Read on!: It may of no significance ! What if any are the clinical picture? Needs follow up ...Read more

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I been diagnosed with pituitary microadenoma 6mm left lateral exerting mass effect on the dural margins of the left cavernous ica is this bad?

I been diagnosed with pituitary microadenoma 6mm left lateral exerting mass effect on the dural margins of the left cavernous ica is this bad?

Microadenoma: Studies show that many microadenomas can be treated with medical therapy or observation if they are not secreting any substances that disturb your hormonal axis. If it secretes prolactin, dopamine analogs can be used. If it secretes growth hormone, somatostatin can be used. If the mass effect causes symptoms or cushings disease is present, minimally invasive Neurosurgical procedures can remove it. ...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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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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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 (cabergoline) 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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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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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

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 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

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I have a secreting pituitary microadenoma. I have severe headaches, blurry vision, nausea and depression. Doctors say this can't be causing my symptoms?

I have a secreting pituitary microadenoma. I have severe headaches, blurry vision, nausea and depression. Doctors say this can't be causing my symptoms?

Which doctors?: Depression is a very complex condition, and may be a final common pathway from many starting points. Even people with pituitary microadenomas may have additional life areas or behaviors contributing to depression. It sounds like you may also benefit from a psychiatrist being included in your medical team, to help bridge the gap between "mental/emotional" and "physical" here. All works together. ...Read more

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Any other possible diagnosis aside from "ill-defined microadenoma" for heterogeneous enhancement on right side of pituitary gland of about 6mm by 7m?

Any other possible diagnosis aside from "ill-defined  microadenoma" for heterogeneous enhancement on right side of pituitary gland of about 6mm by 7m?

Prolactinoma: Your information says you have a prolactinoma and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. This MRI reading is consistent with a small prolactinoma, which often are "ill-defined". However, some medications can elevate prolactin, and a prolactinoma should respond well to cabergoline. I suspect you are seeing several doctors, but one should be an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I'm 42 and wanted to have a baby again, however, I was diagnosed 12yrs ago of having a benign microadenoma in my pituitary gland. what do you suggest?

I'm 42 and wanted to have a baby again, however, I was diagnosed 12yrs ago of having a benign microadenoma in my pituitary gland. what do you suggest?

Further evaluation: A benign microadenoma should be re-evaluated if it has not been for the past 12 years. Evaluation should include MRI of the pituitary and biochemical evaluation of all pituitary hormones. If pituitary hormones are not deficit, you should be able to conceive. Prolactin levels will rise with pregnancy, and medication such as bromocriptine will need to be stopped. Must have an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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A brain MRI found a 4x6cm lesion in the puitary gland described as a microadenoma. Two weeks later a pituitary MRI shows an 1.06x1.53 cm area of heterogenous gland described as a evolving pituitary adenoma or apoplexy. What is an evolving adenoma?

A brain MRI found a 4x6cm lesion in the puitary gland described as a microadenoma. Two weeks later a pituitary MRI shows an 1.06x1.53 cm  area of heterogenous gland described as a evolving pituitary adenoma or apoplexy. What is an evolving adenoma?

Check your units: Frankly, I think you've got the original set of units wrong. You wrote 4x6 cm. MICROadenoma? Those dimensions are ginormous for something living in the pituitary gland. You mean 4x6 mm which then, GREW to 10.6 x 15.3 mm or what you wrote which is the same thing 1.06 x 1.53 cm. Evolving means it's changing/growing. More questions: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR for appointment ...Read more

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Where are the pituitary glands in the body?

Where are the pituitary glands in the body?

Pituitary : It's sit in the center your brain, right behind the nose. You can google pituitary and see actual images to the gland. ...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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What type of tissue is the posterior pituitary made from?

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What type of tissue is the posterior pituitary made from?

Post. Pituitary: Neuronal projections (Axons) of Neurosecretory cells , for storing & releasing Oxytocin & Vasopressin hormones. ...Read more