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Pituitary symptoms Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Pituitary symptoms. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. How long have you had pituitary symptoms?

    Why: to determine if acute or chronic.

  2. What pituitary symptoms do you have?

    Why: e.g. galactorrhea (breast milk production), lack of menstrual periods, impotence, infertility, headache, visual field defects, abdominal obesity, growth failure in children, double vision.

  3. Past surgical history?

    Why: e.g. Nelson's syndrome is a rare syndrome of increased pigmentation associated with an enlarging pituitary tumor occurring after bilateral adrenalectomy (removal of both adrenal glands for treatment of Cushing's syndrome); hypothalamic-pituitary surgery is the most common cause of diabetes insipidus.

  4. Headache?

    Why: may suggest a pituitary tumor.

  5. Symptoms of Acromegaly (pituitary gland tumor producing excess growth hormone)?

    Why: e.g. excessive growth of hands, excessive growth of tissues such as nose, lips and face, excessive growth of feet with tight shoes, increased size of jaw and tongue, weakness, sweating, headaches, loss of menstrual periods, loss of libido, deepening of voice and visual field loss.

  6. Symptoms of prolactinoma (pituitary gland tumor producing too much prolactin hormone)?

    Why: e.g. headache, visual field loss, menstrual disturbance, reduced fertility, bilateral milky nipple discharge, impotence and loss of libido in male.

  7. Symptoms of Cushing's syndrome (pituitary gland tumor producing excess ACTH)?

    Why: e.g. weight gain especially central abdominal, change of appearance, moon-like face, thin skin, easy bruising, excessive facial hair growth, acne, muscle weakness, lack of or rare menstrual periods, poor libido, depression, psychosis, insomnia, frequent urination, excessive thirst, growth arrest in children.

  8. Symptoms of McCune-Albright syndrome?

    Why: e.g. mainly affect girls, skin pigmentation (isolated dark brown to light brown patches which tend to remain on one side of the midline), early puberty, ultimate short stature, localized bone pain, deformities or fractures, headache, seizures, hearing loss and sometimes Cushing-like symptoms.

  9. Symptoms of hypothyroidism?

    Why: e.g. lethargy, weight gain, constipation, puffiness of face and eyes, hair loss, dry skin. Underactivity of the thyroid gland may result due to reduced TSH production from the pituitary gland.

  10. Symptoms of Diabetes insipidus?

    Why: e.g. frequency of urination, large quantities of urine produced, need to urinate at night, excessive thirst, dehydration. Diabetes insipidus has many different causes including a pituitary tumor.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Pituitary symptoms:

The following list of conditions have 'Pituitary symptoms' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Pituitary symptoms:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Pituitary symptoms' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.

 

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