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Pituatry gland reduced in size. Born without thyroid gland. Now what?

Hi there, I am just wondering what it means when i am diagnosed with a pituatry gland that is smaller then usual. Such as a reduced in size. / shrunken ? I was born without a thiroid gland and have low cortisol levels. Please could you let me know what the shrunken pituatry gland means. And can my symptoms worsen? Many thanks Regards Amy
Asked On : Sun, 17 Jun 2012
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Hi there,
If i was your doctor i will advise you to get your MRI done to confirm it that u have shrunken pituitary gland. Pituitary gland is a small gland located at the base of the brain that controls various other glands of the body like thryoid, adrenals, ovaries etc. As you are born without a thyroid gland and have low cortisol levels already the shrunken pituitary wont affect your condition and worsen your symptoms as long as you keep taking the hormones externally in form of medications.
Dr. Ammar.
Answered: Thu, 24 Oct 2013
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