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Can the pituitary gland really move out of its place?

By Anonymous March 29, 2009 - 6:54am
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I have a niece that the doctors are searching for her pituitary gland in her body. Is it possible? What are her risks? I want to help her, please help me.
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No, it is not possible. The pituitary gland is located at the base of the brain. It is small (described as "pea size"). I'm wondering if they are "searching for it", meaning it is hidden behind a growth in her brain?

Can you provide us with more information?
1. What are your nieces symptoms; why are the doctors concerned with her pituitary gland in the first place? How old is your niece?
2. How are they "searching for it"? Is this by body scans from outside the body (like an MRI or CAT scan), or by invasive procedures (it sounds like you are scared, that they are physically "searching for this gland")? (again, not possible, but I'm asking to see what information you have).
3. What type of doctors is your niece going to, and where are they located?
4. Did you go with your niece to the doctors, or is this second-hand information? Is it possible that they are "searching for" a diagnosis, and not the gland itself, and this was a mis-communication?

March 29, 2009 - 7:27am
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