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Is it uncommon for a pregnant woman to get pituitary tumors?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
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In brief: Yes

Pituitary tumors often disrupt hormones and make it difficult to get pregnant.
During pregnancy the pituitary gland can enhance on brain scan and look like a tumor. A minor tumor that already is present may get activated during pregnancy. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate.

In brief: Yes

Pituitary tumors often disrupt hormones and make it difficult to get pregnant.
During pregnancy the pituitary gland can enhance on brain scan and look like a tumor. A minor tumor that already is present may get activated during pregnancy. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

Yes, pituitary tumors during pregnancy are uncommon.
(reference mayo clin proc. Apr 1990;65(4):461-74). The gland does enlarge a bit, but those changes reverse after delivery.

In brief: Yes

Yes, pituitary tumors during pregnancy are uncommon.
(reference mayo clin proc. Apr 1990;65(4):461-74). The gland does enlarge a bit, but those changes reverse after delivery.
Dr. Michael Carson
Dr. Michael Carson
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