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What kind of hormones are secreted by thalamus gland?

What kind of hormones are secreted by thalamus gland?

None: The thalamus is not a gland. It is a cluster of nuclei of gray matter. It does not secrete anything. I recommend doing some reading up on basic human anatomy and physiology prior to your next HealthTap post. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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What is the function of the penil gland in my brain? I have cist on that gland and I need to know could it effect my sexual funtioning?

What is the function of the penil gland in my brain? I have cist on that gland and I need to know could it effect my sexual funtioning?

I: I suspect you mean pineal gland. This is a small gland near the center of the brain. It is known to be involved in the making of melatonin, a chemical that is involved in the sleep-wake cycle. In animals there is some connection with sexuality in that changing melatonin levels and the changing length of days in the spring affect the mating season. In humans there are some connections with the endocrine system, but I am not aware of any direct connection to sexual functioning. Your doctor may recommend a workup by an endocrinologist to check for pituitary gland dysfunction. The pituitary affects thyroid function, hormone production and regulation of water in the body. I hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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Is "the master gland" connected to the brain?

Is "the master gland" connected to the brain?

Pituitary gland: Yes, the pituitary gland is attached through the brain through the pituitary stalk which connects to the hypothalamus. This gland controls most of the major hormones in your body. ...Read more

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Prolactinoma question- do they have to remove tumor on putritry gland in brain?

Prolactinoma question- do they have to remove tumor on putritry gland in brain?

Tumor removal: Not necessarily. If it is large, enlarging, failed medical therapy, or impinging on optic nerve it may need surgical intervention. Otherwise, medications are extremely effective and well tolerated with few adverse effects. ...Read more

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Should I participate in p.E.? I may have swelling of the pineal gland or the brain around the pineal gland is it safe to be participating in p.E.?

Should I participate in p.E.? I may have swelling of the pineal gland or the brain around the pineal gland is it safe to be participating in p.E.?

Probably safe: If it's just a pineal cyst, this should probably be ok. An exception would be for those masses large enough to obstruct spinal fluid flow, sometimes requiring a shunt. As mentioned, check with your neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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How big would a tumor be on the pineal gland before it starts pushing onto the brain stem?

How big would a tumor be on the pineal gland before it starts pushing onto the brain stem?

Brain tumor: Pineal region tumors can be relatively small (1.5 cm) and cause symptoms. Pressure on the tectum of the brain stem will cause compression and narrowing of the aqueduct of Sylvius which causes paralysis of upward gaze and obstructive hydrocephalus. Review the imaging studies with a neurosurgeon to help you understand the problem and the treatment options. ...Read more

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Had brain MRI no contrast. The tech said she was concerned I had a abnormality on my pituitary gland cause it should up bright white. What does mean?

Had brain MRI no contrast. The tech said she was concerned I had a abnormality on my pituitary gland cause it should up bright white. What does mean?

Pituitary: Follow up with your doctor. Most abnormalities of the pituitary can be treated but don't take what the tech is saying as having meaning beyond the fact that you should follow up with the doctor who ordered it. ...Read more

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I had a MRI scan 4montjs ago to check my prolactin gland everything was fine but will it have picked up on tumours in other part of the brain? Scared

I had a MRI scan 4montjs ago to check my prolactin gland everything was fine but will it have picked up on tumours in other part of the brain? Scared

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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If I have a benign brain tumour in the pituitary gland, can it become cancerous?

If I have a benign brain tumour in the pituitary gland, can it become cancerous?

Pituitary adenoma: A benign growth in pituitary is fairly common. If it grows, it could lead to decreased pituitary function. It could also secrete hormones or stimulate other glands. Almost never is there malignant degeneration. ...Read more

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I was wondering is a brain tumor on the pituitary gland genetic?

I was wondering is a brain tumor on the pituitary gland genetic?

Rarely: Hi. Yes, there are genetic syndromes that cause pituitary tumors (MEN-1 is a famous one), but it's rare. If you have a lot of family members with pituitary tumors, however, all of a sudden it's odds go up! See an experienced endocrinologist! ...Read more

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What are some side effects of having a brain tumor on your pineal gland?

What are some side effects of having a brain tumor on your pineal gland?

"Side" effects?: Not SIDE effects; just effects! Well, there's headache, nausea, vomiting, obstructive hydrocephalus, Parinaud's syndrome, mydriasis, convergence spasm, anisocoria, refractory nystagmus, downgaze palsy, ataxia, dysmetria, and dysdiadochokinesis, to name a few. Sorry, you asked. I can list them for you, but you can't seriously expect a description or simple explanation in 400 characters. ...Read more

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Can pheochromocytoma cause brain lesions if left untreated or unseen? Also which body parts can they be found in? Just adrenal glands or other organs?

Only on top of the: Adrenals, not in them. I've never heard of them causing brain lesions. The symptoms can be robust and Anxiety is a big complaint, but many other chemicals can be out of whack besides Adrenaline. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is brain tumor on the pituitary gland genetic?

Hoping you can tell me, is brain tumor on the pituitary gland genetic?

Generally not: Isolated pituitary tumors generally are not genetic. These are the majority of the pituitary tumors and include prolactin, growth hormone, and non-secreting pituitary tumors. There are associations with other tumors: the multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome-1 (mens-1) that are believed to be genetic linked. This is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion. ...Read more

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Can a brain tumor on the pineal gland cause epilepsy?

Can a brain tumor on the pineal gland cause epilepsy?

Not typically: The pineal gland is located in the center of the brain near eye nerve pathways and the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) system. Symptoms include double vision, headache, nausea, & vomiting. I suspect seizures could happen but are not common. Pineal tumors are also rare. Only 1% of all primary brain tumors. Other causes of seizures should be investigated. ...Read more

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