What is called pituitary apoplexy?

Critical problem. When there is a tumor, usually adenoma, growing within the pituitary gland, at the base of the brain, hemorrhage or infarct of the tumor can result in catastrophic headache, visual loss, confusion, disorientation, coma, and likely death. This event is often terminal.
Pituitary hemorrhage. Pituitary apoplexy is a sudden hemorrhage (or bleed) into the pituitary gland. This gland sits in your brain behind your eyes where the optic nerve runs. Symptoms include a severe headache and vision difficulties.
Serious problem. Pituitary apoplexy is an acute hemorrhage into the pituitary gland commonly caused by a pituitary tumor. It can lead to critical problems including blindness, hormonal imbalance and hydrocephalus.

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What is the treatment for pituitary apoplexy? And what should be done for recurring head aches after diagnosis?

HORMONES. i AM ASSUMING YOU HAVE A PITUATARY ADENOMA OR A LESION WHICH HAS KILLED YOUR PITUITARY. IF YOU HAVE A HYPERFUNCTIONING ADENOMA YOU WILL NEED TO SUPPRESS IT, PERHAPS USING BROMOCRIPTINE. YOU WILL LIKELY NEED HORMONE REPLACEMENTS AS WELL PLEASE DISCUSS WITH YOUR DOCTORS, NEUROSURGEONS AND ENDOCRINOLOGISTS. RECURRENT HEADACHES MAY BE SECONDARY TO THE LESIONS GROWTH. Read more...