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enlarged pituitary gland
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enlarged pituitary gland

an mri scan has shown i have an enlarged pituitary gland what would cause this i am waiting to have some blood tests they are for
pro lactin
fsh
igf
and cortisol
can you give me an idea
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This can be due to severe hypothyroidism or adrenal insufficiency with resultant over-production of TSH (for thyroid) and/or ACTH (adrenal).  Other causes include pituitary lumps (adenoma) or normal variant.  A complete look at the pituitary hormones and a followup MRI with focus on the pituitary is the usually course of action.
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