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What are signs and symptoms of pituitary tumors?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Depends

Hi. Pituitary tumors are generally benign tumors that produce signs and symptoms by either mass effect and/or hormone production.
Mass effect can cause headache, difficulty seeing peripheral visual fields, or destruction of adjacent normal pituitary tissue. Tumors that produce hormones cause classic syndromes. Your endocrinologist will do a diagnostic evaluation and recommend treatment if indicated

In brief: Depends

Hi. Pituitary tumors are generally benign tumors that produce signs and symptoms by either mass effect and/or hormone production.
Mass effect can cause headache, difficulty seeing peripheral visual fields, or destruction of adjacent normal pituitary tissue. Tumors that produce hormones cause classic syndromes. Your endocrinologist will do a diagnostic evaluation and recommend treatment if indicated
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