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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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Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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I was wondering what are symptoms of pituitary tumors?

I was wondering what are symptoms of pituitary tumors?

Variable: Most folks will have visual changes as the swelling in that area can compress the optic chiasma(the nerves that control vision). Sometimes there can be headache, most often it is hormonal changes which will cause generalised effects on your body due to hormonal disturbances. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a pituitary tumor?

What are the symptoms of a pituitary tumor?

Subtle: Cuts in the visual field that you won't notice until someone checks you with one eye closed. A woman's periods stopping or becoming irregular. Milk production perhaps. Lost libido. Headaches -- sometimes sudden and catastrophic. Needing bigger gloves. Just feeling run down and being called "neurotic". Weight gain / diabetes / hypertension / moods that get blamed on "lifestyle." bad tumor to miss. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of pituitary tumors?

What are signs and symptoms of pituitary tumors?

Depends: Hi. Pituitary tumors are generally benign tumors that produce signs and symptoms by either mass effect and/or hormone production.Mass effect can cause headache, difficulty seeing peripheral visual fields, or destruction of adjacent normal pituitary tissue. Tumors that produce hormones cause classic syndromes. Your endocrinologist will do a diagnostic evaluation and recommend treatment if indicated ...Read more

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What are the major presenting symptoms of pituitary tumor?

What are the major presenting symptoms of pituitary tumor?

Visual & endocrine: Any tumor of the pituitary may affect the optic nerve and produces visual disturbances. The endocrine symptoms depend on the cell type involved and if it makes a hormone. If the tumor does not make hormones it causes deficiency of thyroid, adrenal and gonadal hormones. Excess production of hormone may cause hyperthyroidism and cushing syndrome etc. ...Read more

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What symptoms are associated with pituitary tumors?

Pituitary : One may be asymptomatic. If large, a tumor could impinge on the optic nerves and cause blurred or double vision, headaches and vomiting. If the rumor increases or decreases production of hormones, there could be symptoms associated with that. ...Read more

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Can the symptoms and side effects of a pituitary tumor be cured by removing the tumor?

Sometimes: About 80-85% of patients will have a cure from resection of their pituitary tumor. Unfortunately the remaining patients will have remnant symptoms from the tumor or recurrent tumor with recurrent symptoms over the upcoming years. Please fully discuss with your neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Vision going blurry is a pituitary gland tumour symptom which I have but when put my glasses on everything is clear again is this because of the tumor?

Vision going blurry is a pituitary gland tumour symptom which I have but when put my glasses on everything is clear again is this because of the tumor?

Likely not: Your description matches a refractive error or standard type of glasses prescription need. Examples: myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and/or astigmatism. Pituitary related deficits do not clear with the application of glasses & are generally a type of bitemporal visual field defects (decreased vision out to both sides). Have these vision defects evaluated by your eye MD. ...Read more

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How are the symptoms of pcos and pituitary tumor distinguished from each other?

Many: Pcos usually results in abnormal hair growth and infertility and is frequently seen in obese women. Pituitary tumors can cause vision problems if they are enlarged, or hormone problems if they are hormone secreting. The symptoms vary based on the hormone. ...Read more