Pituitary Tumour

  • What is a Pituitary tumour?

Pituitary tumors are abnormal growths that develop in your pituitary gland. Some pituitary tumors result in too many of the hormones that regulate important functions of your body.

  • What are the symptoms of pituitary tumour?

The symptoms of pituitary tumour are:

  • Headaches
  • Vision problems
  • Unexplained tiredness
  • Mood changes
  • Irritability
  • Changes in menstrual cycles in women
  • Erectile dysfunction in men
  • Infertility, that is the inability to have children
  • How is pituitary tumour diagnosed?

The difference between a cancerous and a noncancerous pituitary tumor is difficult to be recognized even under a microscope. Tumour in the pituitary gland can be detected by MRI or CT scans and blood and urine tests can determine hormone levels.

  • What is the treatment for pituitary tumour?

To block the excess amount of hormone production or to shrink the tumour, surgery and medication is recommended by the doctor. In some cases, radiation may also be used.

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