In general, acromegaly can occur because of a growth from your pituitary gland. They are usually benign tumors. Measuring IGF-1 levels usually help to make the diagnosis. Often times, acromegaly is managed by both an endocrinologist and a neurosurgeon. Some can be treated medically. Surgery is usually indicated in situations where the growth causes visual compromise or if the lesion is quite large. Have you seen either yet?
Does the blood work, the igf-1 of 870 have to mean acromegaly?
I can understand the stresses you're going through. Please let me know if I can be of further help!
Yes, I have an appointment with a neurosurgoen my endo recommended on July 1st, however, I feel like I am going crazy waiting till then. I couldn't tell if the mri was suggesting I had 2 tumors or one, I guess I would like it not to be acromegaly, the tumor doesn't scare me as much as the deforming disorder. Anyway, thanks for your answers.
Not always. I think that seeing the endocrinologist and neurosurgeon will be the best way to answer your questions. If you would like, we'd also be happy to see you in our pituitary center to help you with your questions.
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