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A pituitary tumor is a build up fluid or tissue that attaches to the pituitary gland . I have a 2mm, it has been there a couple of years but has not grown any. Since this gland produces hormones it has to be regulated very closely and make sure the tumor is not growing. This can cause severe mood swings,erratic behavior, weight loss, and bad swelling of the breast along with leaking dicharge from the breast.There is a meication to help control this.

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What is the medical term meaning benign tumor of the pituitary?

Pituitary adenoma is a benign tumor of the pituitary.

Is a pituitary adenoma is a malignant tumor of the pituitary gland?

A pituitary adenoma is a benign tumor of the pituitary.

What causes the pituitary gland to grow?

A pituitary tumor is often a cause of pituitary gland growth.

Excessive hormone secretion by the pituitary gland is caused by a pituitary?

adenoma (tumor)

What is the icd9 for pituitary tumor?


What is the medical term meaning Tumor of the pituitary gland?

pituitary adenomaProlactinoma.

What is the treatment for vision loss due to pituitary tumor?

Some pituitary tumors stabilize without treatment, but a neurosurgeon will operate at once to remove the tumor (adenectomy) or pituitary gland (hypophysectomy ) of a patient whose vision is deteriorating rapidly.

Can a tumor in the pituitary gland cause migraines?

Headache is a common symptom of pituitary gland tumors.

What is the medical term meaning slow-growing benign tumor of the pituitary gland?

pituitary adenoma

How do you treat pituitary tumor?

carbamazepine and operation

When you have pituitary tumor but benign do you get pregnant?

If you have a tumor on your pituitary gland, you need to treat it, benign or not. Treating tumors involve strong medication and you should wait until later to get pregnant.

What is the medical term meaning benign tumor of the pituitary gland?

The most common is a pituitary adenoma. This tumor can produce high levels of the hormone prolactin. They are fairly common, but rarely require surgery. They are actually found in about 15% of all autopsies..Common presentation in women is lack of menses or periods.Prolactinoma.Pituitary adenoma is a benign tumor of the pituitary.

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What organs can an adenoma tumor grow from?

An adenoma tumor is a glandular tumor. It can therefore grow from the prostate, thyroid, pituitary glands and the adrenal glands among others. Although initially benign it can become malignant over time.

What other medicines are used to treat a pituitary tumor?

The main one is carbamazepine.

How big is a 12 mm tumor on pituitary gland?

about a half-inch in diameter

What are the causes of a Pituitary Tumor?

While scientists do not know the exact cause of pituitary tumors, they have made great advances in understanding how changes in a person's DNA can cause the pituitary to grow tumors. Some of these DNA changes can include oncogenes being turned on, or tumor suppressor genes being turned off. Some people also inherit gene mutations from their parents which cause pituitary tumors.

What if the pituitary gland is swollen?

There are different reasons for the pituitary gland to be "swollen". It could be something as simple as having depression, or if you have recently had a baby. Or it could be something more serious like lymphocytic hypophysitis or pituitary tumor or pituitary apoplexy. You would really need to see a pituitary specialist for it.

What type of surgery is done to correct a pituitary tumor?

If the tumor is small, surgery may be done through the nose. If the tumor is large, it may require opening the skull for tumor removal. Selected patients do well with proton beam radiosurgery

Are there any warning signs for pituitary tumors?

Yes, there are some warning signs for pituitary tumors. Most pituitary tumors produce too much of one or more hormones. Larger pituitary tumor includes headaches, Nasal drainage, and Nausea and vomiting.

You have prolactin levels of 700?

Then there is a chance that you have a tumor in your pituitary gland. You need further testing...

What is pituitary adenoma?

it's a typically begin, slow-growing tumor that arises from cells in the pituitary glands. The correct word is BENIGN, meaning non-malignant, non-cancerous tumor - NOT BEGIN as written. It is obviously just a typo. Docsavvy

What is the medical term meaning Proliferative tumor of the anterior pituitary gland cells that make tsh?

This type of Proliferative tumor would cause the anterior pituitary gland to produce too much TSH. Resulting in the Thyroid gland to become inlarged, also known as Hyperthyroidism.

Can swelling around pituitary gland lead to cushings?

A pituitary tumor can cause Cushings, however a swelling that compresses the pituitary most usually will cause decreased function, not increased function as seen in Cushings. If the pituitary hormones that direct the adrenals fail, it is called Addisons' Disease.

In medical terms, what is a pituitary tumor, and what are medical procedures to remove this?

A pituitary tumour causes the endocrine system of the body to malfunction. Most pituitary tumours are non-cancerous and are removed through surgery, or monitored whilst taking medication.