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What are the symptoms that a brain lipoma near the pituitary gland has grown some?


  1. A lipoma is a benign tumor composed of fatty tissue, this means it is a fatty mass that is non cancerous.
    The pituitary gland at the base of the brain oversees the endocrine system and keeps hormone levels in check.
    if it is pressing or near the pituitary gland it may hinder its efficiency… some symptoms may include
    Persistent headaches.
    Visual disturbances, such as loss of peripheral vision or (rarely) double vision.
    Nausea and vomiting.
    Loss of libido (sex drive) or erectile dysfunction (inability to have an erection) in men.
    Menstrual period irregularities in women.
    Changes to appearance.
    Cognitive difficulties, including problems with thinking.
    Light-headedness on standing.

  2. In view of the fact that you call the tumor a lipoma, I suppose you have already consulted a doctor.
    The situation is like this: your pituitary gland is like the central command of your whole hormonal system and glands. A tumor close to the PG will seriously affect its function one way or another (+ or -).
    The way central command manages its troops (the endocrine glands) is by secreting ACTH a kind of superhormone.
    Depending on the quantity of ACTH secreted and the endocrine gland most affected a variety of symptoms may present themselves: I will just mention those which have to do with the secretion of sex hormones: excessive and agressive sex drive (nymphomania and satyriasis), hirsutism; or with growth hormone: acromegalia and dwarfism.


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