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Pituitary Microadenoma 7mm

I have been getting severe headaches and neck pain since January 2009.  I finally had a MRI to rule out an aneurysm or tumor.  It came back that I am believed to have a 7mm microadenoma.  My growth hormone is elevated (almost double).  I had an appointment with an endocrinologist in July, but my husband called and was able to get me in this week.  I have been in so much pain and taking pain meds every day.  Has anyone else experienced this?  The neck pain and being nauseas is horrible.
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If your growth hormone is high, it can cause a lot of bone and muscle pain. It can also effect other hormones.

You need to see not only just an endocrinologist, but a neuro-endocrinologist as they specialize in treating pituitary disorders. Recently they have come out with a medication that can treat acromegaly so that surgery is no longer the first treatment or the only treatment now.

You need a doctor that knows how to manage this medication which is delivered via injection, as well as monitor you properly. Pituitary diseases are more complex and a normal endo usually cannot take this on. You may also want to see a neuro-opthomologist as well to get a good eye exam.
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