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What Is The Difference Between A Pituitary And Thyroid Dwarfism
Pituitary & thyroid: Hypopit patients are missing many or all of their pituitary hormones because of pituitary or hypothalamic damage. Growth hormone, lh/fsh, tsh, acth, adh, (vasopressin) etc. Hypopit patients often are hypothyroid because they can't make the thyroid stim hormone (tsh). People who are just hypothyroid can't make thyroid hormone because of thyroid damage. Tsh is high in such patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benign vs malignant: Thyroid imbalance describes a benign hormonal condition such as thyroiditis, graves disease or toxic multinodular goiter and is usually benign. These can be treated medically, surgically or with radioactive iodine if hyperthyroid. Thyroid cancer is cancer and needs surgery to remove it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different Glands: "Para" means next to. Next to the thyroid gland lie 4 tiny glands called parathyroid glands, which regulate calcium levels. The thyroid make thyroid hormone; hyperthyroidism is having too much thyroid hormone. The parathyroids make parathyroid hormone; hyperPARAthyroidism is having too much parathyroid hormone, leading to high calcium levels, or hypercalcemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
STH vs IGF-1: Sth (somatotropin 1/growth factor/gh) is hormone produced by the pituitary gland. [hgh is synthetic version]. Igf-1 is produced by the liver under stimulus from sth; it's hormone similar in structure to Insulin & plays important role in childhood growth; also has anabolic effects in adults. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/growth_hormone http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/insulin-like_growth_factor_1. ...Read more
FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /CORTISOL /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. While work up is under way. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com TSH is elevated in HYPOTHYROIDISM. CORTISOL IS LOW IN ADRENAL DEFICIENCY. ...Read more
Latter to former: Thyroiditis is a general term applied to the condition whereby the thyroid gland is inflammed, usually by the body's own immune system. Such reaction can lead to transient rise in thyroid hormone levels causing hyperthyroidism followed by a state of low thyroid, also called hypothyroidism. Some individuals can have high thyroid output from the start and stay longer until an intervention is made. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tumor vs. Ca++: A thyroid nodule is a growth in the gland composed of thyroid tissue that might be undergoing change to a premalignant or malignant form. In certain growths or possibly traumatic sites the tissue allows for the deposition of calciuim into the area or growth and is most often associate with a benign process taking place in the thyroid gland. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nodule vs tumour: Nodules are solid raised areas in or under the skin that are at least 0.5 cm in size. A tumor is an abnormal growth of body tissue and it can occur anywhere. A tumor can be benign (noncancerous) or cancerous. Tumors can occur in an body tissue ...Read more
Different tumor type: An adrenal adenoma is just made up of adrenal cortical cells (the normal cells of the gland). A myelolipoma is composed of mature fat and bone marrow elements (also normal). This tumor has a very specific appearance by imaging -- and is usually not a functional tumor. It does not have to be removed, unless there are symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Calcium/Metabolism: Parathyroid are a group of 4 endocrin glands located behind the Thyroid gland.Produces Hormone that controls the Calcium in our bodies.How much Calcium is in your bones and in Blood. Thyroid is also an Endocrine Gland located in Neck and produces Thyroxin(T4) (Hormone) which controls Metabolism,growth and development and temperature.Thyroid also produces another hormone calledTriiodothyronine(T3) ...Read more
Prenatal ultrasound.: Screening with prenatal ultrasound is one way to screen for certain types of dwarfism that could potentially be lethal. Prenatal screening and diagnosis are primarily performed in the second trimester, but late first trimester fetal structural assessment is becoming more common with advances in transvaginal ultrasound imaging and the widespread use of first trimester screening for down syndrome. ...Read more
Pituitary dwarfism: Who in the family has this pituitary dwarfism? Surely you have discussed this condition with a pediatrician at some time. If not, please do so. You will learn a lot and get some comfort. ...Read more
Infrequently: Dwarfism results from any of over 200 different conditions. 70% of little people are classified as achondroplastic (short limbs, near normal torso/head size). This results from a genetic disorder of long bone growth. Proportionate dwarfism (body parts in proportion but small) may result from pituitary failure of growth hormone secretion. Short stature in healthy people is not abnormal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does having a history of pituitary dwarfism (GH therapy x 2 years) predispose me to future pituitary issues? several possible symptoms are rising.
Yes: Early developmental pituitary problems may foreward of other later developing pituitary problems, since the gland has multiple functions across many organ system. You need to be followed by an Endocrinologist. ...Read more
Multiple causes: Hyposomatotropism has a variety of causes including genetic controls over production ; secretion of pituitary hormones. This cause is often detected at birth due to other accompanying signs of physical abnormalities which occur in utero. If not genetic then, other causes include trauma, infections, sarcoidosis, tumors, pituitary gland developmental problems, and cranial irradiation. Best to you! ...Read more
What are symptoms of hypopituitarism and when to be concerned? Hx of dwarfism caused by deficient pituitary.
Hypopituitarism: If entire pituitary affected, not just growth hormone, other hormones such as gonadotropins, TSH and ACTH will be low as well. Symptoms are those of target gland dysfunction - absent or diminished secondary sex characteristics or menses, thyroid or adrenal insufficiency. ...Read more
It could be a cause: Causes of hypopituitarism can directly affect the pituitary gland or indirectly through the hypothalamus, which in turn affects the pituitary gland. Causes of hypopituitarism, of which there are many, includes sarcoidosis - a rare inflammation of the lymph nodes and other tissues throughout the body. ...Read more
Prolactin of 48.3 cycle day 21, estradiol of less than 25 cycle day 3. 22 year old female. hx of pituitary dwarfism. are those normal levels?
Can there be some other parent out there who has a child with pituitary dwarfism & spina bifida combined?
Rare: I have been practicing pediatric radiology for forty years and have seen one case of achondrodysplasia dwarfism associated with spina bifida. Patients with spina bifida have high incidence of associated anomalies developing from multiiple germ layers. Pituiary gland develops from neuroectoderm. List of many associated but rare syndromes. http://ispub.com/ijpn/4/1/8777#es. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If cushing's syndrome is undiagnosed during pregnancy what problems could the baby be born with? Could this cause pituitary dwarfism?
Not really.: Cushing's doe not appear to be terribly damaging to the fetus. Most complications seen from cushing's in pregnancy result from effects on the health of the mother, which can in turn affect the health of the developing fetus. Common maternal complication is high blood pressure, which can lead to pre-eclampsia, can also predispose to diabetes during pregnancy. Once born, babies are usually normal. ...Read more
MRI brain: full pituitary 8x8.5x9 mm and rounded. hx of hyperplasia and pit dwarfism. what are normal dimensions? oligomenorrhea, very low estrogen.
Those are: normal dimensions for an adult female.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have hashimoto thyroidism, pituitary tumor, seizures, lesion on my brain and had multiple concussions. My calves are hurting bad what could this be?
Wow- a lot!: This can either be as simple as muscular if you have had any changes in excercise or even trauma (fall, seizure). Or it can be neurological, neuropathic pain due to your comorbidities or even the brain lesion. Or vascular such as a DVT or blood clot in your veins. I would recommend that you get evaluated at your earliest convenience. ...Read more
Difference between hypothyroidism from thyroid and hypothyroidism caused by insufficient pituitary. what lab tests can help differentiate?
Many diagnoses: Primordial dwarfism means that medicine has not found a cause for such, so it is a basket category that might encompass many different conditions that will be further categorized as our genomic knowlege improves. Most children with primordial dwarfism do have low IQ , but some postulate thatbthis might be related to emotional retardation for not being considered as "full grown". ...Read more
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