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Kmh1090 03-20-2012 08:51 PM

Could this be a pituitary tumor?
After reading on the Internet everything point to this. I have had a constant headache for over 3 weeks now with nausea and vomiting. I have a swollen optic nerve in my right eye and some visual field loss. I am always tired and never feel like i have enough energy. I am curintly seeing a retina specialist for the swollen optic nerve and he had ordered a brain MRI witch I revived this morning and will have the results on Friday. Anyone with similar stories/symptoms? Anyone who has been diignosed with a tumor on there pituitary gland any advice/what were your symptoms? Thanks in advance.

BConder83 04-10-2012 05:12 PM

Re: Could this be a pituitary tumor?
hi.... im a 28 year old female with the same symptoms, and i also have facial numbness, confusion, visual disturbances, weakness, always tired, ringing in my ear, leakage of breastmilk from the breast when im not pregnant and mood changes. All of these are signs of a pitiuitary tumor, which most are non cancerouos, its still scary and im still waiting for my neurologist to give me answers soon. Its a day to day struggle not knowing what it is, though i know in my heart that it is a tumor. Too many signs and symptoms pointing that direction. And I have also fainted twice in the past 3 weeks for no reason at all. Its scary but you sound like you are going thru what I am.

Koubie 05-04-2012 06:45 PM

Re: Could this be a pituitary tumor?
As someone who was diagnosed with a pituitary tumour two years ago, what you are describing does sound similiar to my symptoms. However, you shouldn't get worked up about what you read on the internet, it can make you incredibly paranoid.

In reply to BConder83, you need to make sure that you get a hormone test as for me, this showed my first irregularities. I know it's hard to get a doctor to do anything, but nagging is the key! I was referred to an Endocrinologist, not a neurologist and they are very helpful. I never had breastmilk leakage but it was something that they asked me (as it is a common symptom). The weakness could be caused by a thyroid deficiency or cortisol deficiency, both controlled by the pituitary. Hormones too, which could be why you have mood swings.

Don't let it get you down, it's nasty yes, and I hated being in hospital while it was removed, but you are right - very few are cancerous. Try to relax, get your doctor sorted and get that MRI!

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