Related Questions

Hoping you can tell me, is brain tumor on the pituitary gland genetic?

Generally not. Isolated pituitary tumors generally are not genetic. These are the majority of the pituitary tumors and include prolactin, growth hormone, and non-secreting pituitary tumors. There are associations with other tumors: the multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome-1 (mens-1) that are believed to be genetic linked. This is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion. Read more...

I'm w/o a pituitary gland due to brain tumor removal 15 yrs ago. I am on Orthotricyclen lo to have my period. Do I even need to have a period?

Yes and no. While it's not necessary to specifically have periods, it is important to replace female sex hormones that your body would've naturally produced. Not taking birth control pills would effectively send you into a a very very early menopause which has its own long terms risks in someone as young as you. Good luck! Read more...

Can MRI of brain see strokes/mini strokes and tumours on pituitary gland?

Pituitary. This is a very good question. If the radiologist is not aware that the pituitary gland is of concern things in this small gland may be missed. I understand that mris looking for trouble in the pituitary have to be more selective and get more views to rule in or rule out disease. But, if the radiologist knows of the concern then yes these can be seen. Read more...
Yes . If pituitary tumor is suspected a detailed endocrine evaluation is necessary to assess whether it is a functionally secreting tumor. Especially looking for acth secreting tumors given your history there are other types that present with generalized symptoms but a thorough endocrine evaluation should establish this in addition a very refined mri. Read more...
Pituitary gland MRI. An MRI is one of the best diagnostic tests to find strokes and possible tumors of the pituitary gland. Pituitary tumors often have abnormal blood levels of various hormones and this can also be tested. Read more...

If a person finds out that she has a tumor on the pituitary gland and is bleeding, what should she do?

Call your endo doc. Not sure what you mean by bleeding (from where) or what kind of pituitary tumor you're describing. Please contact your endocrinologist to discuss further. Read more...

How do you remove a tumor on the pituitary gland?

If surgical removal . Is required then the approach is from the floor of the skull through the sphenoid sinus, that is from below. Read more...
If necessary, and. Often , it's not necessary then surgically through incision in back of nasal cavity, and occasionally through skull like for brain tumor. Read more...

I have a really high cortisol levelns, failed the 1mg dex test, but passed all the others, found tumor on the pituitary gland. Now a cronic insomniac?

Insomnia. Insomnia is tough but very manageable. Did anyone consider removing the tumor. Don't hesitate to see your doctor again. PS: Going back home to Sydney in 6 weeks for brief trip - haven't been there for more than 25 years. Can't wait! Read more...