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What damage can a pituitary tumor cause?

What damage can a pituitary tumor cause?

Many: 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). ...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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Can a pituitary tumor cause thyroiditis?

Can a pituitary tumor cause thyroiditis?

No: Hi. No, a pituitary tumor can't cause thyroiditis. Pituitary tumors can cause hypothyroidism & hyperthyroidism (by different mechanisms), but can't cause thyroiditis. If both are coexistent, they're independent. All the best! ...Read more

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Would a pituitary tumor cause hormonal harm to a woman's body where she ends up needing a hysterectomy?

Would a pituitary tumor cause hormonal harm to a woman's body where she ends up needing a hysterectomy?

No, and yes: Pituitary tumors ordinarily won't interfere with a hysterectomy, unless dangerously large and need to be addressed first. So no, it won't cause harm with reference to the hysterectomy. However pituitary tumors can cause significant problems with vision, headaches, abnormal hormone levels, etc. This is a serious but separate problem. Seek consults from neurosurgery and endocrinology. ...Read more

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Could a pituitary tumor cause delayed cortisol response on acth stim test?

Could a pituitary tumor cause delayed cortisol response on acth stim test?

Definitely: If the tumor has destroyed the pituitary's ability to respond appropriately to hypothalamic cortisol releasing hormone, it can even lead to secondary adrenocortical insufficiency. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Does a pituitary tumor cause lightheadedness, headache and blurry vision and increased floaters? What are the symptoms?

Does a pituitary tumor cause lightheadedness, headache and blurry vision and increased floaters?  What are the symptoms?

Possible: You obviously need an examination with visual field testing by your eyecare physician. With that data doc could address your questions. Pituitary tumors require medical team approach. Not internet info. ...Read more

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Can pituitary tumors cause cataracts?

Can pituitary tumors cause cataracts?

Cataract: There is no clear association between pituitary tumor and cataract formation. A pituitary tumor may affect several hormone levels, which may in turn have adverse effects on different areas of the body. ...Read more

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What causes pituitary tumors?

What causes pituitary tumors?

Unknown.: There are malignant and non-malignant pituitary tumors, some that produce hormones, some that don't. Some cause problems because of their size and relationship to the optic chiasm and can cause visual problems and headaches. Causes of pituitary tumors are unknown. ...Read more

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