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What does the pituitary gland control and where is it?

I was told that the pituitary gland controls a woman’s breast size, is this true or false? What else does this gland do? How can I determine if this gland is malfunctioning? My family doctor and gynecologist doesn’t know the answers to my questions. If someone out there knows anything about this gland and what it does, would mean the world and all to me!
Prior to my stomach surgery in 2000, I have been in a double D bra since I was 20 yrs. old. But after my stomach surgery my breasts are growing more and more. Now my breasts are in the size K and soon my breasts will be too big for my new size K bra! I am chronically having upper back and shoulder pain from these breasts. My doctors told me to have a breast reduction done. If I do this will my breasts start to grow again? And how do I determine if the pitituary gland is dysfunctional?


  1. The pituitary gland is kind of like the master gland of the endocrine system. It’s located at the base of the brain and its primary function is to release hormones that signal other endocrine glands to do their thing. Some of the pituitary hormones do affect growth but that is the body in general not any specific part. Generally your genetics will determine your breast size.

  2. the pituitary gland is part of the endocrine system and it does secrete hormones that regulate many bodily processess including growth, reproduction, and various metabolic activities. It is referred to as the master gland of the body. Dysfunction of the gland could cause these problems
    gigantism ( abnormally huge hands, feet, or body like ppl standing over 7ft) acromegaly ( big brain) pituitary basophilism ( cushings disease) it can also cause dwarfism simmonds disease If you are worried about your breat size I would be concerned that anything is wrog with the gland it could be hereditary or just a late bloomer. But the pituitary is responsible for female hormaones. I hope this helped


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