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I was wondering what are the signs and symptoms of pituitary adenoma?

I was wondering what are the signs and symptoms of pituitary adenoma?

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

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Tinnitus (Definition)

A persistent noise in your ear or ears. Tinnitus can be of unknown cause, or can be caused by hearing damage, tumors, problems in the brain or hearing nerve, ...Read more


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Could symptoms of a pituitary adenoma come back after a few years after taking medicine to stop symptoms?

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

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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

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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 more

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Could you die from a pituitary adenoma?

Could you die from a pituitary adenoma?

Rare from mass...: But can cause lots of hormonal changes which can cause problems. Tumor can cause headache, visual symptoms if sizable enough. Rarely cause bleed in brain. See doc, rx available with curative intent. ...Read more

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Pituitary adenoma in MRI so what is next?

Pituitary adenoma in MRI so what is next?

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 more

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Can pituitary adenoma cause forgetfulness?

Can pituitary adenoma cause forgetfulness?

No: Memory loss is not a symptom of a pituitary adenoma. Even if a pituitary adenoma was causing abnormal production of certain hormones from the pituitary gland, memory loss would not result. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pituitary adenoma?

Depends: Small adenomas not producing any hormones may be watched. Hormone producing adenomas - depending what hormone may be treated with suppressive medication. Some need resection/surgery. Usually managed by neurosurgery, endocrinology as a team. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for pituitary adenomas?

Depends on type: Small non-functioning ones require no treatment, just regular follow-up. Prolactin-producing ones need medical treatment. Ones that produce other hormones generally need surgery. Large non-functioning ones that impair vision need surgery too. Sometimes after surgery radiation is needed, too. ...Read more

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What is the cure for permanent headaches from pituitary adenoma?

What is the cure for permanent headaches from pituitary adenoma?

Surgery: If the pituitary adenoma is actually the cause of the headache (which often occurs in gh-secreting tumors), then surgical removal (by an experienced neurosurgeon) would be reasonable. ...Read more

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Do you treat any patient diagnosed with nonfunctional pituitary adenoma?

Pituitary adenoma: A non-functioning adenoma is treated based on symptoms, in larger lesion where there is risk of compression of the gland or optic nerve surgery might be indicated. ...Read more

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I just had pituitary adenoma removed. What would cause hot flushed face?

Pituitary adenoma: Pituitary adenomas a benign tumors that off compress the pituitary gland and cause imbalance of the hormones. After surgery the hormones can be further disrupted from manipulating the gland when removing the tumor. Alternatively, an infection could arise in the surgical operative site. It is important to see your surgeon to determine the cause of the hot flashes and flushing. ...Read more

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Pituitary adenoma how does it affect muscle in body and what test will they do to find out if muscle is affected and how much?

Homone problem: Sometimes a pituitary adenoma can secreted hormones in abnormal amounts and can affect many different body functions. ...Read more

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My acth level is 1.1 and cortisol is 2.2. My question is, if im sick and tachy, should I be worried? I have a pituitary adenoma.

Possible hypopit: If these levels were done in the morning, they appear low. If you have a fairly large pituitary adenoma (over 1 cm), it is possible that it is affecting the ability of your pituitary to make acth and thereby cause adrenal insufficiency. This should be diagnosed by an endocrinologist, by testing other aspects of your pituitary function. ...Read more

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Hi, I've got a pituitary adenoma and am about to start my third IUI. My Dr doesn't know why it hasn't worked can you offer any advice?

Prolactin elevation?: If your prolactin blood test is elevated, you will need to take medication to reduce the pituitary secretion from the adenoma which inhibits ovulation and therefore conception. Otherwise the IUI sperm cannot" find a companion (ovum) to nestle with and start a home". (fertilization) ...Read more

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In case of non functional pituitary adenoma, what's its effect on prolactin and gonadal secretion? I read 2 sources saying opposite information?

Non-functional means: Its not producing extra of any of the pituitary hormones, but

it can however decrease release of any of them by virtue of pressure of the tumor on the rest of the gland. ...Read more

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Would more that just height growth be seen if I have poss pituitary adenoma? I have no other sumptoms or phys changes. 2 MRIs showed normal pituitary.

Would more that just height growth be seen if I have poss pituitary adenoma? I have no other sumptoms or phys changes. 2 MRIs showed normal pituitary.

Acromegaly: A pituitary adenoma that secretes excess growth hormone does not cause increase in height in an adult who has already completed growth phase (after the growth plates fuse). Instead, growth hormone causes thickening of the bones, which leads to increases in glove and shoe size, and characteristic coarsening of the facial features. A pituitary adenoma that causes this would be visible on MRI ...Read more

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What exactly is a pituitary adenoma?

What exactly is a pituitary adenoma?

A type of tumor: Pituitary adenoma is a benign tumor that arises from the glandular tissue. It can oversecrete hormones normally made in the gland like growth hormone, prolactin etc., . ...Read more

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What are the tests for pituitary adenoma?

Depends.: A good source to review and which may answer your questions is:

http://www. Med. Nyu. Edu/content? Chunkiid=96789

if you have more specific questions after reviewing this website please write back. ...Read more

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Can pituitary adenoma kill you?

Yes: Hemorrhage or necrosis into the tumor can be fatal. This is usually an indirect effect from hormone deficiency. With hormone replacement fatality is rare. ...Read more

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Can pituitary adenoma be caused by stress?

No: They are not caused by stress. They are benign tumors of unknown cause. ...Read more

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Does pituitary adenoma affect the patient mentally?

Possibility: Yes and No. Depend on size, activity, age of patient and many other factors. Direct this question to your doctor, please. ...Read more

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Is it true that a pituitary adenoma is an actual tumor?

Adenoma: The word "tumor" means "a lump". A "tumor" is not necessarily a cancer (which is a tumor that spreads). A pituitary adenoma is a tumor, but it is almost never a cancer. ...Read more

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What to do about permanent headaches from pituitary adenoma?

Pituitary adenoma: You must discuss this with both your Endocrinologist and a Neurosurgeon.
If the adenoma is present and causing your headache surgery may be needed.
If the adenoma is not the cause of the headache a Neurologist or Psychiatrist should be helpful. ...Read more

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What can I do about permanent headaches from pituitary adenoma?

Pituitary adenoma: How was it diagnosed and what treatment if any has been done?
Are your headaches worse on one side or the other or are the headaches all around your head.? If so, massage at the back of your neck may go a long way to relieving the headaches. You don't need to see a specialist for this - a husband, a child, or a friend can help you. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after surgery to for pituitary adenoma?

What is the recovery time after surgery to for pituitary adenoma?

It depends?: In most cases, no. Patients often report immediate relief from symptoms after transphenoidal hypophysectomy and little pain. Some leave the hospital the same day.
This all depend on the surgery, possible complicatios. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a pituitary adenoma at 77 years of age?

Prob no special risk: Pituitary adenomas can occur at any age. Most are benign. Some do make hormones that can be detected in the blood. For some, surgery or radiation are recommended, but sometimes just observation is the best. ...Read more

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