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Sep 12, 2017 7:34 PM

Just giving an update on my MRI, I do have a tumor on my pituitary gland but it's very small. It would have to be 5 times bigger for a nuerosurgeon to see me. So it has to be monitored by having a MRI once a year. Thank you guys for your prayers! HUGS TO EACH AND EVERY LAST ONE OF YOUπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Sep 12, 2017 8:18 PM

Thank you for the update. I will continue to pray for you!πŸ™πŸ™

Sep 12, 2017 9:02 PM

Thank you for updating us πŸ€—πŸ€— Praying your tumor will not grow . I don't know if it can go away by itself being so small. If so. I pray it does. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

Sep 13, 2017 5:38 AM

Thanks for the update. Praying it disappears.

Sep 13, 2017 9:10 AM

What did tHey have to do an MRI on? Your brain? What were your symptoms?

Sep 13, 2017 2:48 PM

@Frustrated, my gynecologist did bloodwork to check on my hormone levels and my prolactin level is super high. And the symptoms of this is breast milk without being pregnant or nursing which I don't have cause that would have freaked me out cause I can't have children but I'm also celibate anyway. Also your thyroid level can affect it to, which Ifont have a thyroid anymore due to thyroid cancer. I just didn't have any physical affects of knowing that my prolactin level was high.
So anyway when my gynecologist saw in my bloodwork it was high he said I had to get a MRI on my brain on my pituitary gland to see if it was enlarged or have a tumor on it. Which I do have a very small benign tumor. So I just have to get MRI'S done once a year to monitor its growth. Unless I start getting bad headaches or bad vision changes etc. But no I didn't have any physical symptoms at all.

Sep 13, 2017 2:51 PM

@Frustrated, I hope I answered you questions in case I didn't just google high prolactin levels and you will get an more in depth answers. I googled when he first told me cause I didn't know what prolactin does and how it affects my pituitary gland.

Sep 13, 2017 3:03 PM

Wow painlady that was good that your doc caught that! I'm glad the tumor is little and I pray it stays that way.

Sep 13, 2017 9:50 PM

@Frustrated, finally having Medicaid and getting the healthcare that I need has been a blessing and overwhelming. Having an autoimmune disease (SjΓΆgren's syndrome), I have had so many tests and having so many things monitored cause of SjΓΆgren's. I fought for 3 years to get health insurance and it's like if I didn't get it my health would be even worse. My kidneys have to be monitored not just because I have kidney stones and infections all the time but also I have protein in my urine so my body is attacking my kidneys some. Gotta have my eyesight monitored because of the plaquenil that I take for my SjΓΆgren's can cause toxicity in the eyes. Now I have to have MRI'S on my pituitary gland once a year because of the tumor which has to do with my hypothyroidism. I always thanked God even on my worse days of pain that some type of help was on the way. And even though my medical team consists of 10 specialists (I have met with 9 of them so far) that I also have good doctors who are listening to me too. And all you guys support, listening ears, and prayers have and continues to help me. HUGS EVERYONE πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Sep 13, 2017 11:09 PM

wow u really have a lot on your plate! Keep your faith. That's what keeps
Me going. πŸ‘

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