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Old 03-27-2010, 04:47 AM   #3
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Re: Low hormone levels. Possible pituitary gland tumor need some info..Kinda scared

You mentioned testosterone and growth hormone...did the MD test these? Do you have the results to post? It would help if you could get a copy of your tests and post the results and lab ranges, then perhaps you could get more input. Did she do a cortisol? Did she suggest an ACTH stim test first? I would be surprised if your insurance would even approve a pituitary MRI first without having further hormone blood tests. In any event, when all these hormones, adrenal/pituitary, are out of whack they may point to a pituitary issue. I had a CAT scan of my adrenals first, but my MD did hmmmm and hawww whether to do a pituitary scan first or adrenal (my hormones tested low as well).