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MARION
1 year ago

I AM FROM MICHIGAN WHEN I WAS 19 I HAD TWO GOLF BALL SIZED TUMORS ON MY PITUITARY GLAND AND HAD TO DO CHEMO THERAPY FOR 8 WEEKS WHEN THEY REMOVED 1 AND A LITTLE OF THE 2ND ONE. I ENDED UP ABOUT 10 WEEKS LATER WITH AN “EMPTY SELLA” BACK IN 1987 THEY DIDN’T KNOW TO MUCH ABOUT THAT. I AM 52 YEARS OLD NOW SO 33 YEARS LATER NOW MY BODY IS CRASHING. MY ADRENAL GLAND FAILED, MY KIDNEYS, LIVER, THYROID AMONG OTHER INTERNAL ORGANS ARE ALSO FAILING. NOW I’M TOLD I HAVE PROBABLY UNDER A YEAR TO… Read more »

Tammy
Tammy
1 year ago

my daughter was dignoised with a brain tumor 2 years ago that she had from the onset of birth (it was slowing growing and finally reached its breaking point when she was 17 when medical issues started). Surgery was performed a day later to remove it. when the surgery was performed her pituitary gland was damaged and no longer works. With that she know has other issues. They have placed her on a steroid for the rest of her life to compensate for her body no longer producing the cortisol it needs. She is only 4ft 4in tall and was… Read more »

Leah
Leah
5 years ago

I have lived 33 years without a pituitary gland. It was thought by specialists that I had a growth hormone deficiency. Almost four years ago my doctor ordered a cat scan and finally discovered this. I was told I am very lucky to have never experienced any trauma because my body doesnt make cortisol to cope with it. I’m interested to talk to anyone else who maybe has a similiar situation.

jan kent
8 years ago

Jacquelin–I had pituitary surgery 8 years ago. I also have a sliver of mine left. My neurosurgeon sent me back to the endocrinologist who found my tumor through an MRI, and after some tests, he started me on Human Growth Hormone shots, which I take every day. They sound bad, but they’re not (the needle is little), and they are much better than being exhausted all the time. Hope this helps.

Jacquelin
Jacquelin
8 years ago

Good question if your still out there … I am 52 i had a scan done and was told i have a sliver of mine left. Also found out i had a growth on my Thyroid which half of it was removed. I have syptems of hair loss , and dizzy spells. I cant seem to find out any info other then there is suppose to be some meds you can take to help with it. My dr never put me on any other then a med for my thyroid. Hope you find a answer because i am having problems… Read more »

JamesShephard
JamesShephard
10 years ago

From what I know, the pituitary gland releases large amounts of testosterone when your brain decides it is time for you to start puberty. I’m pretty sure you need this in order for your body to develop typically.

♫Aye♫Aye
♫Aye♫Aye
10 years ago

Yes. I don’t know what kind of complications there would be but the person could definitely live.

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