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Is this dangerous?

After a horrible experience with an uninformative doctor, I have found out that I have a Pineal Gland Cyst. She would not tell me if this was dangerous, what size it is, what complications I have, or what to do about my migraines, nor did I receive medicine for my migraines.
My question is for anyone who has any information about Pineal Gland Cysts. I have heard it is a tumor?
Any advice on what to do for my migraines?
I plan on seeking out a new neurologist ASAP…
Thank you

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  1. If your doctor is not giving you information, she’s being negligent in her duties as a physician. You should be informed of everything. Having said that, here is some information I found….
    A pineal gland cyst is a cyst in the pineal gland, a small endocrine gland in the brain.. Statisically, these fluid-filled bodies appear on 1-4% of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scans. They are more frequent at death, seen in 21-41% of autopsies, though researchers are not sure why. They are in most cases asymptomatic, and it is rare for a pineal cyst to cause symptoms. If they do, these would most likely be headache, visual disturbances, or hydrocephalus, which can be extremely dangerous if left untreated. Pineal cysts are not cancer and most of the time they do not enlarge over 2 centimeters.
    Asymptomatic cysts require no treatment. Some doctors choose to monitor patients with CT scans or MRI to look for cyst growth, but most doctors do not.

  2. Pineal cysts are benign (non-cancerous) fluid-filled sacs located in the region of the brain that contains the pineal gland. Small pineal cysts (.5 cm or smaller) are common occurrences, often found incidentally on routine neurological exams. Small pineal cysts rarely cause symptoms (asymptomatic). Larger pineal cysts are rare findings that may cause a variety of symptoms (symptomatic). Symptoms may include headaches, increased pressure on the brain because of accumulation of excessive cerebrospinal fluid (hydrocephalus), and vision abnormalities. Large symptomatic pineal cysts may potentially cause serious conditions such as seizures and loss of consciousness. The exact cause of symptomatic pineal cysts is unknown.

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