Pituitary Tumors are abnormal growths that arise within the pituitary gland and may cause excessive or restricted production of hormones that regulate important functions of your body.
The majority of pituitary tumors are benign and don’t spread to surrounding tissues or other parts of the body. Pituitary Tumors less than 1 cm are referred to as Microadenomas, while those larger than 1 centimeter are referred to as Macroadenomas.
Smaller pituitary tumors may not present any symptoms, depending on their growth and the pressure they put on surrounding structures. Larger tumors may pressure portions of the pituitary gland and nearby structures, creating a range of hormone-related symptoms.
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If you have a pituitary tumor, there are many different symptoms you may experience based on your age and gender. Some of the common symptoms you may experience include:
- Peripheral vision loss
- Hormone deficiency
- Less frequent or missed menstrual cycles
- Loss of body hair
- Sexual dysfunction
- Increased frequency and amount of urination
- Fluctuation in body weight
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