Can someone help me with this..

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Ive had my results back from my mri acan of my gland and it says "physiological enlargement" what the hell does this mean? Is there a chance it could be cancer?

Ive made a doctors appointment for friday and it also says an endocrinolgy opinion is needed..

Anyone know what this means?x

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    An endocrinologist is specialist in hormones as far as I am aware. You really need to ask medical questions of your doctor,as though all of us here want to help we're not qualified.

    My grandson is seeing an endocrinologist and I saw one as a child due to short height.

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    Endocrinologists are specially trained physicians who deal with diseases related to endocrine organs. Endocrine organs are those whose primary function is hormone secretion.

    Which part of your body or organ did they perform an MRI scan on?

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      If the MRI was in the area of the Pituitary Gland, then quite a high percentage of woman (up to 10%), have been discovered to have a benign (non cancerous) enlarged incidentaloma  (tumour).

      If this is the case then that would explain why an Endocrinologists has been called in.

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      Yes it was on my pituitary gland.there was nothing said about tumours on the letter though. Im not sure wether im worried or not tbh. Its kind of a mix of emotions but im just going to try and now worry so much now and leave it to the people who know what they are doing
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      I agree, nobody has said that you do have any sort of tumour.

      As I said before for illustrative purposes, it is quite common for women to have benign tumours which may or may not be connected with minor hormone issues.

      Clearly your doctors are thinking on these lines or they would not have involved an Endocrinologists who really specialises in hormone related glandular issues.

      I really would not worry at all, as everything is now in hand.

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    Physiological usually mean there is no disease in the gland its the body that is make it large. So could be an imbalance in a hormone. Oncology I think is the cancer /tumour specialists and your not seeing them

     

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      Don't be sorry Emily. Over reacting is what we all do best. Thinking the worst. It is a very good thing we have this group, and some knowledgeable people in the group. We are here to give you some positive feedback, but not all of us are able to give you medical advice. My sister had to have a very small surgery on that gland due to enlargement. Repeat : Minor. Keep us updated. Hugs
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    May I ask what made them do a MRI on your pituitary gland? I have been logging my anxiety, panic attacks and it seems to be hormone related.. was curious if this is why they checked you?
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      They did the mri in the first place to reassure me of a brain tumour but then the results came back with a slightly enlarged gland so then they had to do another one with contrast.. Basically it was an incidental finding. They kept saying i have anxiety and things like that but i pushed for an mri
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      Hey can I ask which part of the country you are in and is it under NHS or private healthcare?.. I'm suprised and impressed with the levels of medical assessment and amount of refferals to specialists you've been able to obtain can you list them all out to date?

      I'm in the South West an have been averaging a consultation every two weeks yet provided with cost minimalist options solely relying on clinical assessment, symptom suppressants, and low cost essential medical assessment (ECG & NHS General Health Assessment) which arn't sufficient to rule out physiological causality yet treat me like I have medically unexplained symptoms suggestting symptoms are psychological.. generally fail to provide any professional or expert advise whilst subjecting me to dismissive, trival, prejudice, and discrimitive attidudes inducing uncessary levels of anxiety & stress as no trust or confidence is being established betwen patient/doctor.. It sounds like you're being looked after as I've been unable to get them to roll out the red carpet only consultants expressing their wishes to no longer treat me as a patient and to go elsewhere rolleyes

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      Im in the east midlands..and on NHS. My doctos havent been that great though. Its taken a hell of a lot of appointment with my gp for them to finally do something as they said they coukdnt do anything more. So then they sent me to a neurologist because of the headaches so needed to make sure amd for reassurance as i thought i had a brain tumour. After my resukts came back with the enlarged gland i went to the doctors who ordered blood tests for thyroid amd glucose which came back normal, and a second mri to look for tumours.. Now they are sending me to an endo.. However this is all around 7 months with me not feeling well which i think is terrible.

      They first went through the root of treating me just for anxiety through therapy which i still have but then wanted to see if there was any physical cause for me not being well which they are now fully investigating.

      The doctors or whoever need to realise that each individual knows their own body and when something isnt right it needs to be looked at, which frustrated me as they said it was all in my head (well it literally is now haha)

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