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Have enlarged pituitary& macroadenoma, labs normal but hypothyroid.Lower edema, facial hair, vertigo, hot cold int, emotional outburst.Not on optic nerve yet. Neurosurgeon said it's fine to leave alone?

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Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Should be watched

You have a low thyroid hormone for other reasons as well.
If you have bleeding, hormone elevations or visual changes from a pituitary tumor, you may need surgery.

In brief: Should be watched

You have a low thyroid hormone for other reasons as well.
If you have bleeding, hormone elevations or visual changes from a pituitary tumor, you may need surgery.
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
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Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pituitary size

A tumor which is not secreting increased hormones doesn't need to be removed unless optic nerve compression is identified.
Removal will most likely lower other hormone levels and the need for steroid as well as female hormone replacement may be needed. A syndrome of increased pituitary size in association with hypothyroidism is also known. Thyroid replacement may shrink the pituitary size.

In brief: Pituitary size

A tumor which is not secreting increased hormones doesn't need to be removed unless optic nerve compression is identified.
Removal will most likely lower other hormone levels and the need for steroid as well as female hormone replacement may be needed. A syndrome of increased pituitary size in association with hypothyroidism is also known. Thyroid replacement may shrink the pituitary size.
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Get a second opinion

If you truly have a macro adenoma, it probably needs surgery or other therapy.
See an endocrinologist and another neurosurgeon.

In brief: Get a second opinion

If you truly have a macro adenoma, it probably needs surgery or other therapy.
See an endocrinologist and another neurosurgeon.
Dr. David Sneid
Dr. David Sneid
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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Yes

If its not causing compression or erosion , it can be watched .
Can treat hormones with medicines

In brief: Yes

If its not causing compression or erosion , it can be watched .
Can treat hormones with medicines
Dr. Mark Rasak
Dr. Mark Rasak
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