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Is thirst an after-effect of pituitary tumor removal?
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Dr. John Chastain
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Because the normal pituitary gland is rarely clearly identified in surgery, and due to inflammation after surgery, release of the hormone ADH (vasopressin) by the pituitary is often disrupted.
Adh, (vasopressin) or anti-diuretic hormone, permits the body to maintain appropriate fluid balance. A low ADH (vasopressin) level causes excess urination, and consequently, thirst. This is usually temporary, but may be a long-term issue.

In brief: Yes
Because the normal pituitary gland is rarely clearly identified in surgery, and due to inflammation after surgery, release of the hormone ADH (vasopressin) by the pituitary is often disrupted.
Adh, (vasopressin) or anti-diuretic hormone, permits the body to maintain appropriate fluid balance. A low ADH (vasopressin) level causes excess urination, and consequently, thirst. This is usually temporary, but may be a long-term issue.
Dr. John Chastain
Dr. John Chastain
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: If pituitary stalk
Injured, can result in loss of vasopressin, increases loss of fluids from kidnet- presents as thirst, to prevent dehydration.

In brief: If pituitary stalk
Injured, can result in loss of vasopressin, increases loss of fluids from kidnet- presents as thirst, to prevent dehydration.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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