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Pituitary disorder

Also known as Pituitary Disease, Pituitary Gland Disease, and Pituitary Gland Diseases

A Pituitary disease is a disorder primarily affecting the pituitary gland.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with pituitary disorder, 44% report having headache, 38% report having lack of growth, and 14% report having bleeding or discharge from nipple. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of pituitary disorder are lack of growth, bleeding or discharge from nipple, hot flashes, and postpartum problems of the breast, although you may still have pituitary disorder without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with pituitary disorder often receive hematologic tests, magnetic resonance imaging, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), hemoglobin a1c measurement, ophthalmic examination and evaluation, echocardiography, tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy and referral to home health care service .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with pituitary disorder include thyroxine (synthroid), somatropin, testosterone, cabergoline, hydrocortisone, desmopressin, hydrocortisone topical, bromocriptine, estradiol, verapamil (univer), imipramine, megestrol (megace) and etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol unidentified .

Thyroxine (Synthroid)
$8
(28 days)
Somatropin
$2528
(28 days)
Testosterone
$185
(28 days)
Cabergoline
$197
(28 days)
Hydrocortisone
$21
(21 days)
Desmopressin
$128
(28 days)
Hydrocortisone Topical

Bromocriptine
$114
(28 days)
Estradiol
$29
(28 days)
Verapamil (Univer)
$18
(28 days)
Imipramine
$29
(28 days)
Megestrol (Megace)
$106
(28 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for pituitary disorder include age 5-14 years. On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get pituitary disorder.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.3x
5-14 years
3.6x
15-29 years
0.9x
30-44 years
1.1x
45-59 years
0.9x
60-74 years
0.5x
75+ years
0.3x

Sex

Male
0.9x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.0x
Hispanic
1.2x
White
1.0x
Other
0.9x
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