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Pituitary gland tumor symptoms

Updated February 21, 2017

It is possible to have a tumour in the pituitary gland, which is classified as a type of brain cancer. Pituitary gland cancer needs medical treatment right away, so it is important to understand the signs and symptoms of pituitary gland tumours so that you will know what to look out for. Here are the most common symptoms of a pituitary gland tumour.

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Vision Problems

Vision problems can be a sign of a pituitary tumour, and can manifest itself as double or blurred vision.

Tunnel Vision

Tunnel vision make the vision narrow and is caused by the lessening of vision in the peripheral vision field. This is also a sign of a pituitary gland tumour.

Joint Pain

People with pituitary tumours can experience painful joints, especially the hip and elbow joints.

Changes in Weight

Extreme changes in weight can be caused by a pituitary tumour or imbalance.


Excessive sweating, combined with the other symptoms listed here, can be a sign that you may have a pituitary gland tumour.

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Kelly Sundstrom
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