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Could you tell if a person - say a child - has hypopituitarism just by looking at him/her?

Could you tell if a person - say a child - has hypopituitarism just by looking at him/her?

No: Hi. No, you can't tell just by looking at him/her. But the child with hypopituitarism will be very low & falling off the growth chart, so the pediatrician will initiate the work up, which will include hypopituitarism among the possibilities.

Dr. Kamal Shoukri
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Hypopituitarism (Definition)

A medical condition in which the pituitary gland, located in the ...Read more


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What are the tests for hypopituitarism child?

What are the tests for hypopituitarism child?

Many: There are a variety of blood tests and imaging such as an mri. The pituitary gland is involved in many functions, such as the thyroid, sex hormones, growth hormone and adrenal function. Thus man y things may be looked.

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Will hypopituitarism cause infertility in either a male or female child eventually?

Will hypopituitarism cause infertility in either a male or female child eventually?

No: Most cases of hypopitiuitarism do not involve the cells that produce puberty signals. Only by measuring puberty hormone levels during the first 3 months of life or around puberty that fertility state can be assessed. A genetic test can also help if it is feasible.

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What are the tests for hypopituitarism?

Many: There are a variety of blood tests and imaging such as an mri. The pituitary gland is involved in many functions, such as the thyroid, sex hormones, growth hormone and adrenal function. Thus man y things may be looked.

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What are the symptoms of hypopituitarism?

What are the symptoms of hypopituitarism?

Symptoms vary: It depends on the severity of the hormones deficiency. Possible symptoms include: low blood sugar, low blood pressure, fatigue, weakness, depression, decreased quality of life, brittle nails, low libido, frequent urination, frequent thirst...If the cause is due to a tumor, one can also present with headache, double vision or visual field defects.

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Are there any diets for people with hypopituitarism?

Not Really: Dysfunction of the pituitary gland requires hormonal therapies, not diet.

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Can anyone tell me the symptoms of pan hypopituitarism?

Can anyone tell me the symptoms of pan hypopituitarism?

Symptoms vary: It depends on the severity of the hormones deficiency. Possible symptoms include: low blood sugar, low blood pressure, fatigue, weakness, depression, decreased quality of life, brittle nails, low libido, frequent urination, frequent thirst...If the cause is due to a tumor, one can also present with headache, double vision or visual field defects.

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What is the definition or description of: Hypopituitarism?

Hypopituitarism: Hypopituitarism = pituitary gland has diminished or no production of hormone (s). Is one cause of dwarfism.

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Could you tell if a person has hypopituitarism just by looking at them?

No: Hi. No, you can't tell hypopituitarism just by looking at the patient. There are a couple of pituitary hormone excesses you can tell just by looking at & examining a patient (Cushing's and acromegaly stand out, and you can get a pretty good clue for a prolactinoma). But that's not the case for hypopituitarism. You need an index of suspicion and to do the appropriate tests.

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My fiance has hypopituitarism. What can you tell me about this condition?

Complex question: It is hard to answer this briefly. Multiple hormones may be affected. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/hypopituitarism/basics/definition/con-20019292

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What are the physical characteristics of a person who has hypopituitarism?

Hypopit: If the diagnosis is made in the early stages and corrected by replacement of missing hormones there should be few, if any, physical changes.

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I was wondering what are the physical features of a person who has hypopituitarism?

Hypopit: If all the hormones of the pituitary are low, you will manifest the symptoms of low thyroid, adrenal, sex hormones, etc. One form of acquired hypopit is sheehan's syndrome, which you can read about. Http://www. Yourhormones. Info/endocrine_conditions/sheehans_syndrome. Aspx. The sex hormones (lh and fsh) are among the first to go, and they would be among the first to check for.

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What do you suggest if my fiance has hypopituitarism. Can anyone help me understand this better?

Hormone deficiencies: Your pituitary gland makes a number of hormones, or chemicals which travel to another part of the body to exert their effect. I suggest this site as it is full of well put-together information for more info: https://www. Magicfoundation. Org/www/docs/107/panhypopituitarism

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What is the triple bolus test? How does it relate to hypopituitarism?

Triple bolus test: I can't answer your question without more information. What is in the bolus test? Is your hypopituiterism being treated, and is the "bolus test" simply a follow up to check that all is OK?

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I have Pallister-Hall syndrome with hypothalamic hamartoma and hypopituitarism. Any suggest for hormon therapy?

See your MD: You need to be followed, as pahypopituitarism can be dangerous. I would recommend being followed by an endocrinologist

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Why don't people with hypopituitarism require mineralocorticoids?

Different control: Hi. Good question. As you know, cortisol production by the adrenal cortex is exquisitely regulated by ACTH from the pituitary. In ACTH-deficiency (hypo pit.), cortisol must be replaced. The primary regulator of aldosterone production is the renin-angiotensin system, which does NOT involved the pituitary, and functions just fine in hypopituitarism. ACTH will acutely stimulate aldo, but is not req'd

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What is the difference between hypothyroidism and hypopituitarism?

What is the difference between hypothyroidism and hypopituitarism?

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.

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I have hypopituitarism so should I take extra prednisone before a dental appointment?

I have hypopituitarism so should I take extra prednisone before a dental appointment?

No...no: I assume you are taking Prednisone and thyroid medicines, possibly others, on a regular basis because of your hypopituitarism, but these need not change for routine dental work. With more major surgery/illness, stress dose of Prednisone maybe needed, but otherwise no. Best is to consult your doc... Good luck.

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