I was wondering what are symptoms of pituitary tumors?

Variable. Most folks will have visual changes as the swelling in that area can compress the optic chiasma(the nerves that control vision). Sometimes there can be headache, most often it is hormonal changes which will cause generalised effects on your body due to hormonal disturbances.

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What symptoms are associated with pituitary tumors?

Visual & endocrine. Any tumor of the pituitary may affect the optic nerve and produces visual disturbances. The endocrine symptoms depend on the cell type involved and if it makes a hormone. If the tumor does not make hormones it causes deficiency of thyroid, adrenal and gonadal hormones. Excess production of hormone may cause hyperthyroidism and cushing syndrome etc. Read more...
Pituitary . One may be asymptomatic. If large, a tumor could impinge on the optic nerves and cause blurred or double vision, headaches and vomiting. If the rumor increases or decreases production of hormones, there could be symptoms associated with that. Read more...

Can the symptoms and side effects of a pituitary tumor be cured by removing the tumor?

Yes. There are different types of pituitary tumors. In most cases removing the tumor helps reverse many of the symptoms of having the tumor. This is not true in every case, however. For example, people with growth hormone secreting pituitary adenomas can have excessive growth of their skeleton and face which does not reverse with removal of the tumor. Read more...
Sometimes. About 80-85% of patients will have a cure from resection of their pituitary tumor. Unfortunately the remaining patients will have remnant symptoms from the tumor or recurrent tumor with recurrent symptoms over the upcoming years. Please fully discuss with your neurosurgeon. Read more...

What are the symptoms of a pituitary tumor?

Subtle. Cuts in the visual field that you won't notice until someone checks you with one eye closed. A woman's periods stopping or becoming irregular. Milk production perhaps. Lost libido. Headaches -- sometimes sudden and catastrophic. Needing bigger gloves. Just feeling run down and being called "neurotic". Weight gain / diabetes / hypertension / moods that get blamed on "lifestyle." bad tumor to miss. Read more...
LOW TESTOSTERONE. In men, pituitary tumors often cause a decreased testosterone level. The anterior portion of the pituitary gland produces luteinizing hormone (lh), which stimulates the testes to produce testosterone. Thus, symptoms of low testosterone may be the only sign of a pituitary tumor. In adulthood, low testosterone may lead to decreased sexual function and desire, infertility, and erectile dysfunction. Read more...

What are the major presenting symptoms of pituitary tumor?

Visual & endocrine. Any tumor of the pituitary may affect the optic nerve and produces visual disturbances. The endocrine symptoms depend on the cell type involved and if it makes a hormone. If the tumor does not make hormones it causes deficiency of thyroid, adrenal and gonadal hormones. Excess production of hormone may cause hyperthyroidism and cushing syndrome etc. Read more...

What symptoms would U normally have w/ pituitary tumor besides added height (over 35)? Can tumor go unnoticed for decade or would there be some signs?

You won't. Have a significant height increase with a growth hormone secreting pituitary tumor in adulthood because the bone growth plates are closed. Acromegaly is the clinical syndrome. There are other types of hormone secreting pituitary tumors that have various symptoms related to the hormones involved. Some don't affect hormones, but can cause symptoms due to their size or propensity to hemorrhage. Read more...

How are the symptoms of pcos and pituitary tumor distinguished from each other?

Many. Pcos usually results in abnormal hair growth and infertility and is frequently seen in obese women. Pituitary tumors can cause vision problems if they are enlarged, or hormone problems if they are hormone secreting. The symptoms vary based on the hormone. Read more...

Would extremely low estrogen and headaches behind my eyes be a symptom of pituitary tumor?

Unlikely. While you can get pituitary hormone abnormalities with tumors of the gland, your symptoms most likely have a source outside of the head. Read more...