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Tinnitus Symptom Of Pituitary Adenomas
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?
I have a pituitary adenoma and several weird symptoms that no doc can explain. They run tests that all come back "low normal" then ignore me . Help.
Unsure: Pituitary tumors can be found1. Incidentally - causing no symptoms, 2. Function inning - producing an abnormal amount of a hormone, 3. Low pituitary function - decreased amount of hormonal production by the pituitary due to mass effect from the tumor, 4. Mass effect on optic nerves - large enough to compress the optic nerves and affect vision. The pituitary tumor may be present and cause no trouble. ...Read more
I got diagnosed with a 5mm pituitary adenoma (non functioning) 2 years ago, now they say it can't be seen on an mri yet I still have my symptoms, like migraines often, constant headache and sickness. Help?!
Likely not related: Your migraines are not related to the pituitary lesion, which may have merely represented a non-functioning adenoma. If you have constant headaches, would advise starting a preventative agent, and both prescription and OTC preparations could be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Endo and NS: An endocrinologist has to determine if the adenoma is functional. If a prolactinoma, even if large, medication is started before considering surgery. Other pituitary hormones have to be assessed as well. Cortisol and thyroid hormone deficiencies have to be replaced before surgery. Hydrocortisone is usually administered prophylactic ally if surgery is necessary. Size and symptoms important also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer