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What Is The Length Of Time For A Pituitary Adenoma To Grow 2 Cm
Macroadenoma: If a 2 cm pituitary adenoma is discovered, it is likely that it has been there and growing for years, perhaps 10 yr, but it depends on what kind of tumor, whether it is secreting anything, what symptoms you have. For example, if you are a woman, and the tumor is a prolactinoma, you may be able to date the onset of tumor growth to the cessation of your periods. ...Read more
A brain MRI found a 4x6cm lesion in the puitary gland described as a microadenoma. Two weeks later a pituitary MRI shows an 1.06x1.53 cm area of heterogenous gland described as a evolving pituitary adenoma or apoplexy. What is an evolving adenoma?
Check your units: Frankly, I think you've got the original set of units wrong. You wrote 4x6 cm. MICROadenoma? Those dimensions are ginormous for something living in the pituitary gland. You mean 4x6 mm which then, GREW to 10.6 x 15.3 mm or what you wrote which is the same thing 1.06 x 1.53 cm. Evolving means it's changing/growing. More questions: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR for appointment ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In patients with addison's (high acth) and intermittent ovarian failure (very high FSH at times), could a 1cm pituitary adenoma be hyperplasia from these conditions? If so, do these tumors grow?
Was diagnosed with pituitary adenoma two years ago , have been parlodel for two years. When will this heal?
Parlodel: Doesn't 'cure/heal' it controls the situation must be taken indefinely- but it can avoid need for surgery. ...Read more
In case of non functional pituitary adenoma, what's its effect on prolactin and gonadal secretion? I read 2 sources saying opposite information?
Pituitary adenoma caused cushing's disease, removed 3/12. Prior: 224 lbs, 5'2", current: 150 lbs. Goal: 115 lbs. I work out. Surgery for excess skin?
Yes: Yes you could have surgery for excess skin. See plastic surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more
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
I was diagnosis with a pituitary adenoma but haven't had a period in 2 years. Can i still have babies one day?
Depends: Hi. Not enough info. Is the pituitary adenoma making any hormone in excess (such as prolactin)? Is the adenoma disrupting normal pituitary function by mass effect? You profile says your age is 49, so your periods stopped at 47. That wouldn't be considered premature menopause even if your adenoma has NO effect on your periods. Having a baby in your 50's is unwise for many, many good reasons. ...Read more
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