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Will I Gain Weight After Pituitary Tumor Surgery
This is a general term. Tumor just means lump or mass, but is often used to describe cancer. A surgery to remove a tumor can be quite simple like removing a lipoma which is superficial all the way to a very complex surgery like the whipple which is used to remove tumors in the pancreas. Usually the mass and a margin of ...Read more
Will i gain weight after a hysterectomy? I know there will be hormone issues after my hysterectomy. Does this mean i will gain weight? How can I prevent weight gain during recovery?
Depends: Fibroid usually refers to a leiomyoma (benign tumor of smooth muscle) of the uterus. Fibroids are not necessarily associated with weight loss or weight gain themselves, but sometimes the tumors can be large in which case removal might result in a noticeable difference. Also, any type of surgery can have some impact on weight, depending on appetite and retaining fluid during recovery. ...Read more
Gallstones: Yes you can.Get a more detailed answer ›
No. I would: Look to other causes of abnormal weight loss, especially if you lost a large amount of weight. Consult a doctor if it is persistent. ...Read more
Possibly...: ...But not as a direct relationship to the surgery. If one feels better post op and is more active, weight loss could occur. If one is sedentary and eats poorly after surgery, weight gain could occur.I don't even know what form of cyst you're referring to, but it really does not matter. Good luck. ...Read more
Weight gain: After this surgery it will take time (3 to 9 months) before you are recovered. Most patients lose 20 to 30 pounds with this operation. To increase your daily calories, add drinks with calories, ensure, milkshakes, juices. Add protein powder to your drinks. Eat more frequently, every 2 or 3 hours. Get plenty of rest. Nap at least once daily. Walk. Good luck. ...Read more
After I had the testicular torsion surgery I'm gaining weight.. I'm very obese now ! What will be the reasons ? How can I lose weight ?
Possibly: An underactive thyroid gland may indeed lead to difficulty losing body fat (weight). With proper thyroid replacement and achieving optimal levels of your thyroid hormones, you may notice increased weight loss. However, it is critical to optimize nutrition and exercise if you want to achieve and maintain your weight loss goals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually....: For an average pituitary surgery, recovery is relatively short (i.e. Out of hospital in a few days, back to work within a couple of weeks). Recovery depends on many factors, however. Fortunately, surgery usually goes smoothly, but leakage of spinal fluid, excess bleeding, etc. Can cause some bumps along the way, and some patients have prolonged sinus issues or pituitary-related hormone problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had pituitary tumor surgery march 1, 2013 . I have gone for my follow up already. Iam still experienceing discharge its saltyandyellowis this norma?
Will rib fractures secondary to cushings disease heal after the cushings is cured (pituitary tumor surgery)?
I had pituitary tumor surgery on march 1, 2013 I have had this burning sensation that comes from my head goes down to my face burns my eyes.
Yes: Treatment will depend on the type and size of tumor, and the person's age and health. Pituitary tumors that are large or compress other parts of the brain will require surgery and sometimes radiation. If the tumor is secreting excess hormones, drugs can be used to block the excess hormone production. Sometimes watchful waiting for slow-growing tumors is done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My bf has a pituitary tumor that has caused him to gain weight and have mood swings is this all from the. Tumor how do they treat it could he die?
Unlikely: Mood disorders and weight gain are common problems with or without pituitary disease. Pituitary tumors are rarely dangerous or deadly and are usually fairly easy to manage or even cure. His hormone levels need to be carefully monitored, and he needs good followup to monitor the growth of the tumor. His mood and overeating should be treated separately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could be causing my bf to be always tired gaining weight needing testosterone on meds for thyroid . Has pituitary tumor dr says tumor wouldnt ?
Pitutary problem?: It is hard to figure out from your question. If someone has a pituitary tumor, it could be secreting excess hormone, or it could be damaging the pituitary. Is the pitutary tumor the reason he needs thyroid and testosterone? Does he also need hydrocortisone? It would be important that he have a hormonal work up by an endocrinologist, if not done already. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on tumor: A lot depends on the size location and function of the tumor. A pituitary tumor may cause headaches, visual disturbances, and if it secretes a hormone, it can cause syndromes related to that. Neck/shoulder pain and weight loss are not common for a pit tumor, unless the tumor actually came from somewhere else, or is caused by some other illness. Get this checked out with your endocrinologist. ...Read more
Is adrenal insufficiency after pituitary tumor removal permanent? How long before most usually gain pituitary function for acth back?
Losing weight, speech/balance prob, body pins/need. Could this only be a pituitary tumor or something else?
129lb 51 M
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It depends: Side effects of orchiectomy (testicle removal) alone are fairly limited. Major abdominal surgery however is sometimes necessary and can result in ejaculatory dysfunction, bowel obstruction, hernia or leakage of lymphatic fluid. This type of operation is best done at a major referral center where complication rates are lowest. Lung and brain surgery are sometimes necessary though less commonly. ...Read more
It depends what kind: Tumor is if begin the recovery period is minimum, if malignant it take long time. ...Read more
Depends: Location and size of the tumor is usually very important even in expert hands. Make sure to pick a good surgeon. In good hands, risks can be minimized. There is always, risks, with any procedure, including brain surgery. ...Read more
Location: It depends on the location of the tumor. If the tumor is close to memory centers then amnesia might happen, otherwise, if tumor is located in the motor center or sensory center of the brain then brain surgery might affect motion, sensation, speech etc based on the area affected. Always consult with neurosurgeon. ...Read more
"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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