Enlarged pituitary

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Four years ago, I was having problems with dizziness, nausea, headaches, and fatigue. I had an MRI which showed that my pituitary was slightly enlarged but my doctor told me that wouldn't cause my symptoms. Now, my hair is thinning, I'm still exhausted, and have been diagnosed by my PCP with fibromyalgia. She also referred me to an endocrinologist since I'm having these symptoms but basic thyroid testings showed no symptoms. She said I'll likely be having another MRI to see if the pituitary has stayed enlarged or gotten bigger. Is it possible to have an enlarged pituitary without thyroid problems? Has anyone else experienced this? My thyroid antibodies weren't tested but there is no explanation for the hair loss and other symptoms. 

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    Hi Amber

    Since it may be a pituitary issue,

    I would concentrate on testing those hormones

    Like acth, cortisol,gh, igf-1, etc.

    Lookimg at the thyroid is not going

    To tell you what is happening in your pituitary

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    Hi Amber, your pituitary gland makes lots of different hormones so yes it is possible to have an enlarged pituitary without thyroid problems. I have a pituitary tumour and high prolactin levels, but normal thyroid levels. 

    I am sure your endocrinologist will figure it out!

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    Im probably repeating myself but

    Hopefuĺly your endocrinologist will focus on your

    Pituitary or adrenals

    They usually start with a cortisol tests

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    Hi Amber

    I think I read tgat tumors just outside

    The pituitary can also enlarge

    The pituitary gland

    This might be caused by

    Tumor compression,

    Im not sure

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