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What is a pituitary tumor?

A growth

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A pituitary tumor is simply a growth on the pituitary. It's not cancerous but it could cause problems by increasing or decreasing pituitary hormone secretion. It can also cause visual problems if it's big enough.
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Can a pituitary tumor reoccur?

Yes

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It can recur within a few years. That is why it needs to be followed every year with a MRI after surgery.
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Is pituitary tumor surgery risky?

Yes

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Yes. This gland sits in a bony bowl behind and between the eye balls. Find a specialized center and a neurosurgeon that treats these commonly.
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Dr. Reza J. Karimi answered:

Is a pituitary tumor a brain tumor?

Not quite

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A pituitary tumor arises from the pituitary gland which is underneath the brain. These may be quite large and cause compression of the brain or the cranial nerves. This would be considered a "brain tumor" in general language. Pituitary tumors should be classified in a category of their own from a technical standpoint.
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Dr. Paul Hartlaub answered:

How dangerous is a pituitary tumor?

It can be dangerous!

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If you have a pituitary tumor you need to make sure you follow up with your physician as directed. Unmonitored and untreated, it can cause a lot of problems.
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Can a pituitary tumor affect speech?

Should not affect.

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Pituitary tumors, unless massive in size (affecting other areas of the brain), should not affect speech.
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How do you diagnose a pituitary tumor?

MRI

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An MRI of the brain is the best way to see and diagnose a pituitary tumor. Most pituitary tumors are benign (not cancerous).
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Dr. Nassir Azimi answered:

What medicine helps a pituitary tumor?

Depends

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It matters what the pituitary tumor produces. Often, bromocritpine is used for prolactinomas. Discuss with a good endocrinologist.
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Can a pituitary tumor alter your memory?

Possibly.

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Memory is a complex function of the brain that is dependent on many different areas. If a pituitary tumor is sufficiently large or spreads to other areas of the brain, then it is conceivable that memory would be affected. However, other symptoms, such as disruptions in hormone levels/functions and changes in vision, are far more likely.
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What damage can a pituitary tumor cause?

Many

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It can do nothing and just sit there for the rest of your life, or it can overproduce or shut down pituitary hormone secretion/production. If it's big enough, it can cause visual problems (loss of peripheral vision).
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