I had very low testosterone from a pituitary tumor...actually that is how it was originally discovered because of some sexual side effects - my doc ordered blood work, saw the low testosterone, then ordered an MRI....found a tumor on my pituitary gland.
I had it removed via endonasal surgery - they go up your nose into your brain and remove the tumor...my testosterone came back to normal within a few weeks, and my prolactin levels (which were skyrocketing - same amount as a woman who is breast feeding) went back down. The surgery was succesful....very painful recovery and something I would never want to do again, but ultimately the end result is my wife being pregnant, which is what we had been trying....so I would say it worked.
My surgeons said I could have had the tumor for a very long time....I am thinking it has something to do with my UC but I have not been able to combine the two....there is information out there if you google it but it is very hard to understand.
Stats:35 yr old male. UC for 15 years.
location:North Western PA
DX: Started left-sided UC, most recent scope shows pancolitis
Medications:20mg pred (as of 4/27/09), 12x pills Asacol per day, 100mg Imuran per day, 1mg Atavan per day (anxiety) when needed, 20mg paxil per day, Super-omega fish oil pills - 1x per day, Flax oil pills - 1x am, 1x pm, Culturelle probiotics - 2x am, 1x pm, Vitamin B-12 injections weekly.
Surgeries: Recent Endonasal brain surgery to remove non-cancerous hormone producing tumor on pituitary gland (and I am still more afraid of my UC!!)
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