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Can swelling of the pituitary gland cause seizures?

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Can swelling of the pituitary gland cause seizures and headaches that do not originate from the hypothalamus?


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replied March 19th, 2011
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Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned if the swelling of pituitary can lead to seizures and headaches.
Pituitary gland tumor or adenoma refers to the abnormal growth of cells in the pituitary gland. The symptoms of pituitary adenoma are manifested due to over-secretion or under-secretion of the hormones and pressure effect of the enlarged gland. The symptoms may include headache, fatigue, vision problems, sexual disorders, seizures and sensory disorders.
Hope this helps. Take care.
Note: This post is not to emphasise final diagnosis as the same cannot be made online and is aimed just to provide medical information and no treatment suggested above be taken without face to face consultation with health care professional.




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